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Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Full-Frame Lens (2021)

MSRP 1399 USDNeoscore 88%NEX score 78%

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Product Overview

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM is the first RF macro lens. Unlike conventional macro lenses in this focal range, the RF100mm F2.8 L is the world's first medium telephoto macro lens with a maximum reproduction rate of 1.4x.
Another innovation is the new spherical aberration (SA) control ring that allows the photographer to change the character of the lens on the fly.
Naturally, the RF100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM comes with full weather resistance as well as up to 5 stops of optical image stabilization. Thanks to dual nano USM focus motors, this lens is able to deliver high autofocus performance.
Alongside the RF100mm F2.8, Canon also introduced the RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM and the RF600mm F4 L IS USM.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • 1.4x maximum magnification
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • Questionable

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Optically equalized
  • 1.4x magnification
Cons
  • Focus shift issues at f/2.8 or f/11
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Nano ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Super Spectra Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Length
148 mm / 5.83 in
Weight
730 g / 25.80 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/32
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
100 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (5 stops)
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
1.4x
Min Focus Distance
260 mm / 10.24 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2021-04-14

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitalpicture[1]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens is compatible with all Canon EOS R-series cameras. Canon USA provides a 1-year limited warranty. The lens drops the focus distance window, reduces the focus ring size, adds a better image stabilization system, and adds an SA control ring.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • 1.4x magnification
  • Optically equalized
Cons
  • Focus shift issues at f/2.8 or f/11

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-RF-100mm-F2.8-L-Macro-IS-USM-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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