Top positive review
May 5, 2016
You will not go wrong with this lens. The image quality is outstanding. The focus speed is super. Just remember to slide the focus switch to the proper setting based on the type of subjects you are shooting. For both portrait and macro, this lens is super sharp. On my 7D Mark II, I only had to stand roughly 20-25 feet from the subject for full body portrait shots. That is not bad considering it is on a 1.6x crop camera. Low light shooting is outstanding. When it comes to macro, I prefer to use manual focus under live view to give me precise control. Really easy to do and less strain on your back. What amazed me is that with image stabilizer on or off, while on tripod, the image quality was identical and sharp. No need to turn off image stabilizer. The image stabilizer is a little noisy but hey, when your camera is on and you move it around, you at least know it is working. I highly recommend this lens. Last thing, for those that believe or not believe in filters, here is a tip: get one! I got so close to an object that I didn't realize I was pushing up against it. A quality filter will possibly protect your glass from accidental scratching if it was a metal object you were filming. I highly recommend a good filter since this lens is sharp. [...] makes excellent filters and can be bought on amazon or their website. Yes, they make some of the best filters for at the best prices. I own, a 50mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and a 10-18mm lens. The 100mm macro is my all time favorite! I added some photos but the web compressed them down so you don't get the full hi res version. It is amazing when zooming on the original photos. As for the build quality, I don't see what the deal is about the enhanced plastic encasing. It does feel solid as any other L lens and even seems to weigh as much or slightly less than my 24-70mm L lens.