First impression: Canon 100mm 2.8 L IS macro lens

November 10, 2010

A short test clip with the Canon 100 mm 2.8 L IS Macro lens.

Shot w/ Canon 7D 720p / 50fps.
Slowed down in Cinema Tools to 25fps. Graded in Apple Color.

Alexandre Desplat
Julie’s Theme

My first impression:
This lens is amazing! Stunning pictures, you can film handheld with it because of it’s stabilization mode. I figured out it’s really hard to pull focus with it. I would recommend an external monitor for better results!

Lens Specifications
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
UD Glass: 1
Diagonal Angle of View: 23.4 degrees
Focus System: Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available.
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.99 ft. / 0.3m (maximum close-up magnification: 1x)
Filter Size: 67mm
Max. Diameter x Length: 3.1 x 4.8 in./77.7 x 123mm
Weight (lens only): 22.0 oz./625g

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One Response to “First impression: Canon 100mm 2.8 L IS macro lens”

  1. Schroeteria says:

    I have a problem with the overall premise of your article but I still think its really informative. I really like your other posts. Keep up the great work. If you can add more video and pictures can be much better. Because they help much clear understanding. :) thanks Schroeteria.

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