Canon 100mm Macro L Series Lens

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

Canon 100mm Macro L Series Lens

f2.8
Stills style macro prime lens
Auto/ Manual Focus
Daily rate: £30 +VAT

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Our thoughts

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

The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM has a true macro magnification ratio of 1:1, meaning the object you are photographing in real life is the same size as on your camera sensor. This versatile lens gives great results in portrait work and handheld movie-making, thanks to its ability to achieve a shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh, along with built-in Hybrid Image Stabilization and lightweight design.

Sharp Macro results

While many Canon lenses have Image Stabilizer (IS) capable of regulating camera shake when working hand-held, this lens features a groundbreaking Hybrid Image Stabilizer system to counteract regular angular shake and lateral shift-shake which is exaggerated when shooting extreme close-ups.

Shift and Shake

Shift-based shake occurs when a camera moves parallel to the image sensor scene, this is significantly more pronounced in macro photography. Usually macro photography requires a steady tripod, however the new Hybrid IS helps to eliminate angular and shift camera shake. This gives you more flexibility to eliminate natural camera shake and to respond to your subject if it moves or changes position, ensuring crisp images when shooting macro subjects.

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.

The combination of the exceptional Hybrid IS, f/2.8 aperture and fast USM autofocusing system makes this a truly unique lens that performs exceptionally well, making it popular for those who occasionally do macro, as well as those that want to specialise in it.

A versatile lens great for portraits

A great dual-purpose addition to your kit bag, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is great lens for portrait photography, allowing you to get exceptionally close to your subject, whilst keeping incredibly sharp image quality.

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.

Image size

35mm film equivalent focal length

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)

19.8°, 13.5°, 24°

Lens construction (elements/groups)

15/12

No. of diaphragm blades

9

Minimum aperture

32

Closest focusing distance (m)

0.3

Maximum magnification (x)

1

Distance information

Provided

Image stabilizer

4-stops
3-stops at 0.5x magnification
2-stops at 1.0x magnification

AF actuator

Ring USM¹

Dust/moisture resistance

Yes¹

Filter diameter (mm)

67

Max. diameter x length (mm)

77.7 x 123

Weight (g)

625g

Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II

1.17-0.12

Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II

1.37-0.27

Lens Cap

E-67U / E-67II

Lens hood

ET-73

Soft case

LP1219

Extenders

NC

Footnotes

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) June 2020 update

We are open for business but have altered the way we work to maintain a safe working environment. As a small but resilient company and we are always happy to tailor our services to your specific requirements.

Here is an update about the procedures and facilities we have put in place.

Studios

Our studios have fresh air ventilation systems which provide a constant supply of fresh air as opposed to a recirculation system. They are also quiet enough to run whilst recording sound

We have just installed a dual internet system that runs on fast 5G in addition to fibre broadband so that we can offer a very robust internet connection for live video streaming etc.

We can provide a reliable online video stream from the studios so that your client can monitor the shoot remotely

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We have opened a roof garden in addition to the private yard so we can offer clients more outdoor ancillary space

Safe equipment handling

All equipment supplied by SLV is made safe using a combination of quarantining, disinfection, UV-C light and ozone sanitising

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Studio sanitation

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Everyone, including SLV staff, entering the premises will have their temperature measured and we reserve the right to refuse entry of anyone displaying symptoms of Covid -19

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The Studio 1 showers are still available to use however we ask that people bring their own towels

Studio 1 and studio 2 are to use separate toilets and kitchen facilities provided if both are in use on the same day

We are currently limiting the maximum number of people inside each studio space to 10 people for Studio 1 and 3 people for Studio 2. We also have displayed a limit for the number of people in each specific area

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