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Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
alaAverage 4.6

85 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

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On average, users rate this product 94/100 and experts rate this product 89/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM from 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

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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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Review


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.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Steve Rach Mirarchi (

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....

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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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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

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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

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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

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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


Color of product:Black

Lens System

Lens structure:8/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/6
Minimum aperture number:22

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.28