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Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
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72 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 93/100 and experts rate this product 89/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 100mm f/2 USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens

 

The Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens - meet the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens'twin sibling.Put these two lenses side by side and you will need to read the numbers to tell them apart.That is a good thing.

very good price.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Steve Rach Mirarchi (photo.net)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM

 

I bought my Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM lens in 1996 because I needed a fast lens for concert work; I couldn't afford any of the "L" series zooms. Years later, as I look over the images it's produced, I can say that it's one of the finest lenses I've ever...

Wide open at 2.0 the lens performs magnificently, tack sharp in the eyes (with a soft tip of the nose, of course) up to 16x20. Edge to edge quality is better at 2.8, and at 4.0 the lens produces sharper Images than my 70-200/2.8L on the same settings....

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Review

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the compact medium telephoto Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Interchangeable lens.

Good build quality; Very good sharpness; Low CA levels; Fast AF

No lens hood supplied

Jul, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Thomas Schaefer (<a href="http://www.photoart-t (photozone.de)

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

 

The Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM is one two classic portrait tele lenses that remaineasily within the financial reach of most amateurs. There're quite frequentdiscussions in the various Canon web-forums whether to prefer this lens or itsmore popular sister -...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Interchangeable Lens Review

 

This compact medium telephoto lens sports a fast f/2 aperture, which will make this lens ideal for low light photography or creative use of shallow depth of field. It sports a silent ultrasonic focusing motor, internal focusing and costs around £380.

Good build quality; Very good sharpness; Low CA levels; Fast AF

Quite prone to flare; No lens hood supplied

Those looking for a medium telephoto for portraiture will find this lens a pretty good buy due to the excellent sharpness it is capable of producing and the reasonable price tag.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Beautiful lens

 

Used on T1i

Amazing lens, very crisp pictures, great for portraits

Need to find your own hood for it

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

nice affordable lens

 

This lens is sharper than my Canon 24-105mm f/4L at 100mm.

Love the f/2 ratio for low-light situations. Lens is sharp, provides decent contrast, and an excellent bokeh effect. Nice portrait lens for full-frame cameras

Wish it had ED coatings to fix the chromatic aberration. But it did, it would no longer be affordable

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice portrait lens on full frame body

 

I use this for outdoor portraits since it allows me to create nice background blur with my full frame camera. If using a crop body, I'd suggest the 85 or even a 50mm lens.

Nice bokeh (background blur), quiet and fast focus. No problems after one year

You have to use a fast shutter speed or a tripod. A 100 mm lens needs a steady hold

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: David (newegg.com)

Best on full-frame body

 

It's a marvelous lens, but I rarely used mine after I moved from film to a 1.6X crop body. A 160mm crop equivalent would make this a middle telephoto, but in actual use with subjects at telephoto distances, the 200/2.8L is noticeably sharper at every...

Beautiful bokeh. Short DOF. Extremely fast to focus and accurate in low-light. Fast, discrete, relatively light, and built well

Focal length is awkward and inflexible on a crop body, and unsuitable for indoor use. Sharper at tradition portrait distances than telephoto distances. Weak at f/2 if subject is far away

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Joeyv (bestbuy.com)

Works well

 

I've only used it for a little bit, but all my shots have come out crystal clear and the depth of field is great.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Ultra Sonic Motor: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon
Camera Mount:Canon EF / EF-S
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Telephoto Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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