E278882

Canon EF 100mm F/2 USM Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 100mm F/2 USM Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens
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Take your photos to the next level with this Canon EF 100mm telephoto lens. It easily adjusts from long-distance shots to lovely portraits--with just the right of background blur--in an instant, thanks to a quick-focusing ultra-sonic motor and moving lens group. From Canon.

  • Includes EF 100mm f2 telephoto lens, snap-on lens cap, rear dust cap, and manual
  • 100mm focal length
  • f2.0 maximum aperture
  • Eight lens elements in six groups
  • Rear focusing system with ultra-sonic monitor
  • Approximately 3' closest focusing distance
  • 58mm filter size
  • 24-degree diagonal angle of view
  • Measures approximately 3"Diam x 3"L
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Imported

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Canon EF 100mm F/2 USM Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens !! I bought this lens not knowing what to expect. It was my first prime lens which I got myself and for some reason, I picked this 100mm over the nifty fifty. When I finally received it, it was a really good lens. But when I kept using it over the months, I realized that this was a great lens. I prefer it to the 50mm f/1.8 II. I love taking portraits with this lens, especially of my dogs. I have taken many great photos with this lens and now, I use it more than any other lens that I own. It is the main lens on my camera.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Superb medium telephoto landscape lens on full-frame at apertures ranging from f/8-f/16. Clean and sharp edge to edge, nearly zero distortion, and great color/contrast. It's exactly what you want for professional landscape work. I only use prime lenses.. The obvious alternate choice for me before purchasing this lens was the 135mm L. Unless you must have the additional 35mm and the added robust built quality, the 100 is a smarter choice for landscape work. It's more then half the price and wonderfully light weight. It handles so nicely on the tripod. A full-frame camera body is heavy enough. The last thing I want or need is an overbuilt front heavy L lens. L lenses are just not as important on primes. Zooms are a different story. Based on technical reviews, 135mm L mostly excels in the extreme large aperture range (f/2-f/2.8) for specialty shallow depth of field work. That aperture range is irrelevant in landscape photography. If you can get past not having a red ring around the front and if you don't throw your gear around like chunk a firewood, save some money and buy the 100mm f/2. It wont let you down. Its a smart buy.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Under-rated Lens This is the only non-L lens in my kit. It is often overlooked because of Canon's other 100mm offerings and some say that the 2.8L IS macro makes this lens redundant. If you shoot macro and want something that doubles as a portrait lens, then by all means go for the 2.8L IS. If you want a great portrait lens at 100, this is better wide open than the macro. For me, 100 mm is the perfect focal length for portraits on full frame. This lens is super sharp, has practically no distortion, and focuses lightning fast even though it is one of the older lenses in Canon's lineup. Creamy bokeh, and the lens looks unobtrusive and doesn't scream "expensive". Although it is not an L lens, it is very solidly built and even has a metal filter thread.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the great lenses This lens is very well built, it may not be fully sealed but in my opinion that's the only thing stopping this having a red ring. The lens does not move either the front or rear element for focussing which means it is naturally reluctant to attract moisture or dust internally. The proper ring-USM focuses nearly immediately, it's frighteningly sharp even wide open, the Boke and low light ability is lovely thanks to its wide aperture. What would I change? IS is obvious by its absence, but that would bump up the price and frankly is unnecessary given its wide aperture. I would probably change the aperture blades by adding one as this currently has an even number and that means half as many spikes on sunstars when stopped down... that's it. As anyone can see I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel to find anything wrong with this lens.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprising lens! Despite its age, that's still an amazing lens. Unfortunately, it lacks the stabilizer and the AF is not up to the best Canon lenses, but other than that, this lens is just great. Distortion is negligible, vignetting is very well controlled and sharpness is very good throughout the whole frame even at f/2. Bokeh is nice even stopping down. Build quality is good and the quite large MF ring is very helpful if you use the lens with a follow focus. In my opinion, the only reason to spend more money for the 135/2 is the addictional focal lenght and the "L" built quality. Other than that, you won't miss anything with the 100/2. I really hope for a new IS version with the same optical quality...
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this lens I love this lens, I use it on a Canon 5D Mark II for very low light theater photography and I get some really stunning photographs. Even in situations when there is almost no light I am able to obtain really good results.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent mid-range prime This is an amazing and affordable mid-range prime lens. Often over shadowed by the 85 f1.8, the 100 provides a little more reach for those of us that don't like to be too close. The bokeh is smooth, the images sharp. The focus is acceptable, however, does hunt in low lighting, despite the f2. I have "L" lenses, and I can honestly say, this is one of Canon's non "L" that feels, shots and performs like it deserves the red strip. Excellent lens.
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portrait Yes- its better than the 85. Buuuuut both are loooouuudddd when autofocusing... I wish they would come out with a mii with a silent autofocus. It sounds like someone is chattering their teeth... Other than that, great little lens for portraits and candids- long but small so people dont know ur taking a photo of them... Get it!
Date published: 2011-10-05
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