Canon’s 100mm macro lenses have always impressed photographers with their high picture quality, but this new and modern ‘L’ lens aims to impress further with its build quality and image stabilisation. Its image stabilisation is quite a sophisticated system, offering lateral and longitudinal stabilisation, making it much easier to use for handhold photography and video work. For a full in-depth review of this lens with example video footage and imagery watch the following video:
Overall, the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS USM is a wonderful performer in almost every way. It has very solid and professional build-quality, and its optics are very sharp indeed, not to mention free of distortion, and the quality of its bokeh really is excellent. Macro photography can be really fun, but the 100mm focal-length of this lens makes it quite versatile for all kinds of other photography, and the image stabilization makes it very useful for video work, too. We can happily say that this lens is a wonderful piece of equipment, which comes very highly recommended.