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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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  • EF mount; telephoto lens
  • Internal focusing; full-time manual focus
  • 100mm focal length
  • f/2 maximum aperture
  • Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM)

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: 2518A003
  • Lens Type: Prime lens
  • Minimum focal length: 100 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 100 millimeters
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 74 x 75 x 4.3 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00009USVW
  • Item model number: 2518A003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 15, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Another option in high-speed moderate telephotos, this compact lens is ideal for portraits and low-light work. Compared to the 85mm f/1.8 USM lens, it provides that little bit extra of telephoto power sometimes necessary outdoors or for candid shooting. Like the 85mm, itís super-sharp (even wide-open), and has fast USM autofocus along with full-time manual focusing.

A medium telephoto lens with a large aperture brings the subject closer, creates excellent background blur, gives a longer flash range, and affords a faster shutter speed to freeze the action. A standard zoom lens, with its natural angle of view and perspective, captures the subject plainly, with no special effects. However, you can use standard lenses in creative ways by varying the subject distance, aperture, and angle.

Product Description

Despite the large maximum aperture, the lens remains compact. Lens group 5 moves for rear focusing, and sharp, crisp pictures are obtained at all apertures. The background blur is ideal for portraits. The USM autofocuses the lens quickly and quietly.

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Highly recommended if you need a 100mm lens.
Fernando Valenzuela
In practice, for the shooting I do, this lens is very sharp wide open.
tshore
The bokeh is amazing, great contrast, colors an focusing speed.
Guillermo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Robert McCormick on November 4, 2006
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I love this lens. I'd previously tried a friend's and was quite impressed with the sharpness from f2.2/2.5 onward, and the bokeh around f2.8/3.2. Upon purchasing the lens, I was overjoyed to discover both better sharpness (impressive wide open and just great by 2.2/2.5 in most circumstances) and smoother bokeh. I've also done some comparing of my lens with an 85mm f/1.8 that I used to own and I'm quite a bit more impressed with the CA performance at wide apertures with the 100mm than with the 85mm: at f/2, CA is present in high contrast situations, but not nearly as bad as with my 85mm; by f/2.5-2.8, the CA is already greatly reduced; and, by f/3.2-4, it's nearly absent. For a non-L, the contrast and color are great, as well. For the cost, size, and capability, I have yet to use a more impressive prime!
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110 of 125 people found the following review helpful By D. Alexander TOP 100 REVIEWER on January 29, 2008
I originally bought this lens for use with an Elan II film SLR back in 2003. It was extraordinary. The bokeh, focal length, and extreme background blur made it my favorite lens.

Fast forward to 2005. I bought a Canon Digital Rebel. Now my 100/2 was a 160/2. That's too long for indoor portraits and too short to be a real telephoto. It also had noticeably less background blur at the same framing. Slowly, I noticed that I wasn't using it as often, or really at all. So I sold it and bought a 50/1.4.

That's the unfortunate thing with this lens. As an optic, it's very good. Fairly sharp from f/2, fast and quiet AF, lovely bokeh. Lenses designed more recently tend to have better contrast wide open and less color fringing in the highlights. The latter corrects easily in Adobe Camera Raw; it'll be more apparent with JPEG and wide apertures.

But the focal length is just *so* inconvenient on Canon's most common DSLRs. This 100/2 feels cramped for space indoors, but too short to get up close and personal outdoors. The optical design is also optimized for close distances, so if you try to use it for distant objects at larger apertures like a real telephoto, fine detail disappears. And it's incompatible with Canon teleconverters, though you wouldn't really want to attach one anyway.

What I used this lens for on my Elan II was flattering portraits. It's extremely good at that. My 50/1.4 serves a similar purpose on crop, but at an 80mm equivalent, it's a bit on the short side. The best option would be a 70/1.4, a focal Canon has yet to produce.

If you're considering this lens for a body with a 1.6X cropped sensor (Rebels, 10D-60D, 7D), consider the 85/1.8 instead. They're similar designs, but the 135mm equivalent is just inside the standard portrait range and you may like it better.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By 5hogun on December 27, 2011
This is my eighth lens, and while this is a FF lens, I am using it on a crop. I purchased this lens for portraits, in particular with children and candid street portraits.

Let us review the competition, which would be the set of short tele primes. From canon there is the Canon 85mm f/1.8 and f/1.2L and the Canon 135mm f/2L, then there are a plethora of good f/2.8 macro primes, such as the Canon 100mm macro and the L version, Tamron 90mm, Tokina 100mm and the sigma 105mm. In manual focus, there are the Vivitar 100mm f/3.5 and Ziess 100mm f/2 planar. Those would be the main competitors. The 100mm f/2 is a good compromise of price, AF, speed, length and weight.

Lets consider the length. Now, if you consider the competition, the 135L and 85mm f/1.8 are the most comparable, and while the 135L does shine, on an APSC, your talking about an equivalent of 200mm. I tried it and it was just a touch on the long side, not only to get things in, but also to get a decent shutter speed, you are trying to get 1/200 of a second, which is a little difficult. In the end, as great as that prime was, it was just too difficult to use on a crop. While the 135L is legendarily sharp, the drop to 100mm is just long enough for inside head shots and intimate moments. The working distance was also a godsend with shy children. My niece is quite shy, and this was just long enough for her to open up. The 85mm is also a valid option, but at events, I'm afraid 85mm didn't cut it. The 85mm f/1.8 is a great lens, and it is optically very similar, but I just found myself wanting something a little closer. Also, 85mm was just a little too close in length to my 60mm prime. Everyone is different, and 100mm for me fit the bill. In dark situations, I would use this over a 70-200mm f/4 and crop with good results.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Brett Maxwell on November 20, 2008
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I love this lens. I bought it basically because it is the longest focal length with a really large aperture under $500 ($925 for the 135 f2 and $4800 for the 200 f2). It focuses quick and is razor sharp, even wide open (I find I shoot with it 95% of the time at f2.0). On my crop sensor 40D it acts as a short telephoto and allows me to capture great action and tight portraits with perfectly blurred backgrounds.

My one and only complaint is the lens hood attachment is not the best design. Definitely not large enough an issue to deduct a star.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Courd on March 3, 2008
As an "intermediate" level photographer, I have to say that this is one of my favorite lenses. I get sharp photos every time I use it and can take shots in fairly low light. I carry this lens, as well as my 50mm 1.8, everywhere with me.

It's a heavy duty metal construction with quality glass in a single focal length. I get a ton of use out of it for "distance portraiture" when I don't know the subject and don't want to invade their personal space.

This is a favorite.
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