Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 350D (converted RAWs).

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/3200s
Size 2304x3456
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2304x3456
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/400s
Size 2304x3456
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/6.3 @ 1/640s
Size 2304x3456

Verdict

The old EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens had a superb reputation but Canon managed to keep up the performance of the USM successor despite of the introduction of a true IF design allowing to keep a constant lens length throughout the focus range. Mechanically this is a drastic improvement due to the absence of any moving outer parts that could suck in dust or wear out more easily. On top of that the USM implementation in this lens is excellent - compared to conventional macro lenses in this range it is a speed daemon here and a near silent one. Optically the lens resides on a very high level with little to nothing to be desired. HIGHLY recommended!

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