I bought few months ago the Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro to experiment macro photography.
You can find some of my shots on the Macro Photography – Butterflies Go Free! article.
This lens is really nice with an ‘affordable’ price. I bought it used in a camera store, to have at least, 3 months warranty.
You can buy it brand new in store or online, like Amazon for example.
With the F2.8 aperture, it’s also nice to use it for portrait photography from short distance, with the 100mm specs.
This Macro lens is easy to use and allows you to shoot photographs close enough to the subject, without bothering it if it’s an insect or else.
I have selected some videos from Youtube to show you interesting tests and reviews that made me go for buying this Canon lens.
I hope that you will find them useful too.
Canon 100mm f2.8 macro specs and test from The Digital Picture
Weight: 21.1 oz (600g)
Dimensions w/o Hood: 3.1 x 4.7″ (79.0 x 119.0mm)
‘Utilizing USM (Ultrasonic Motor), the Canon 100 Macro internally focuses very fast, quietly and very accurately.’
‘As it is a true 1:1 macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens will deliver a subject to your sensor at the same size it is in real life. 1x magnification is achieved at the MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 1′ (.3m).’
A nice video from Green Hill Camera with Alex Bitar.
Video from Green Hill Camera Channel on Youtube.
A great Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro review video from nate42nd on Youtube.
Video from nate42nd Channel on Youtube.
And if you are looking for the L serie comparaison, here is the Battle of L vs non-L lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro / Video from Digital Rev Com with Kai Wong.
Video from Digital Rev Com Channel on Youtube.