Compatible Cameras: Canon C300/ C300 Mk2/ 5D, EF Mount Arri Amira, EF Mount Red; With Adaptor: Sony F5/ F55/ F3/ FS7/ A7S / A7S Mk2, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic
This is a nice 100mm lens and a really good length for portraits. As a macro lens it has a very short depth of field, even when stopped right down, which you should bear in mind when choosing it. It is a well-priced and useful lens for the effect it provides.
For a higher price, but also higher quality, I have gained similar results using our Alura zooms with diopters, however this macro lens works as a great accompaniment to the other Canon L-Series lenses.
A prime lens with excellent macro capabilities
Sharp Macro results
Shift and Shake
A unique lens
Swift, silent response for great results
When the slightest disturbance can ruin a perfectly prepared live shot, the superb speed and silent autofocus of the USM motor paired with the 100mm focal length ensures you achieve the best results, whilst having enough distance so as not startle your subject. Use the built-in focus limiter switch to further increase the AF acquisition speed by limiting the focus within a specific distance range.
L-series build quality
Part of the prestigious range of L-series lenses, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is engineered from the highest quality materials and is weather sealed to make it robust enough for shooting in all conditions.
This lens is a great option for portraits because of the Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) lens element that removes chromatic aberration and the exceptional bokeh produced by 9-blade circular aperture combined with f/2.8.
A versatile lens great for portraits
Beautiful portraits in crystal clear detail
The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is everything you’d expect from a prime lens. Its excellent optical quality and superior delivery of ultra-fine detail is great for when your portraits need emphasis on facial features.
The perfect perspective
The 100mm focal length is perfect for portraits, enabling flattering close-ups without distorting facial features. The Hybrid Image Stabilization allows shooting of beautiful images, handheld in low light.
Don’t be distracted from the detail
The f2.8 aperture allows for a shallow depth of field, creating the impression of distance. This helps separate the subject from the background and draw the eye to focus on the detail you want.
35mm film equivalent focal length
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
19.8°, 13.5°, 24°
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focusing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
3-stops at 0.5x magnification
2-stops at 1.0x magnification
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
77.7 x 123
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II
E-67U / E-67II
AF actuator – ¹ Full time Manual focus
Dust/moisture resistance – ¹ Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.