Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM Lens
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Notes: Compatible with both full frame and crop frame sensor Canon DSLR cameras.
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Lens sports Image Stabilization that produces sharper images for both macro and portraits shooting. Acceptably sharp images can be achieved at shutter speeds as low as 1/10th of a second. In addition, this is a true 1:1 macro lens, which means it can reproduce items at life-size magnification. The 100mm focal length also makes this an ideal portrait lens. The IS system makes a rattling noise when holding the lens vertically, which is perfectly normal. The IS system elements have to move perpendicular to the light path so they move side-to-side freely as well as tilting to counter the effects of camera shake. When the lens is held vertically, the IS elements are actually sitting centered so when gently shaken they move side-to-side. When turned horizontally or when attached to a camera and powered up, the rattling stops as the IS is engaged so you do not have to worry about the rattling noise when composing your shot. This is one of the few macro lenses that produces amazing closeup imagery without having to rely on rail systems for stability. It works well hand-held and is a comfortable size for everyday shooting. This lens is a favorite among wedding photographers because it captures faces as well as small details (like rings and flowers) with exceptional crispness.