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it's official, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

 
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Sep 13, 2009 11:56 |  #226

It is very hard to make fast macro lenses and keep the lens aberrations well corrected over such a huge focusing range, that is the reason why it is not f2.

Adding the IS function has forced the front element to grow considerably to provide the AoV with the shift needed for IS, this must have been a challenge in itself to keep the aberations down.

If you did make a f2 one is would be huge, heavy and insanely expensive.


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Sep 13, 2009 18:56 as a reply to  @ post 8586231 |  #227

I've noticed that the proprietary tripod mount ring for this lens listed at Adorama and B&H is in white finish only...Is there also a white lens coming out that this ring will fit?...Maybe I'll call Canon tomorrow...?...Ben


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Sep 13, 2009 22:15 |  #228

I bought one of these babies a couple of days after it became L, didn't even realize the model had changed until I had it in my hands..
Fantastic lens, nice and flexible - great for walking around, portraits and studio stuff.




  
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Sep 13, 2009 22:53 |  #229

Mit2k wrote in post #8639217 (external link)
I bought one of these babies a couple of days after it became L, didn't even realize the model had changed until I had it in my hands..
Fantastic lens, nice and flexible - great for walking around, portraits and studio stuff.

Am I the only one who is terribly confused by this post?  ???


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Sep 14, 2009 02:02 |  #230

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Am I the only one who is terribly confused by this post?  ???

nope

He's either a reviewer or a bs'er. ;-)a I don't know any reviewers personally, yet somehow I don't think many reviewers would buy the lenses they are about to test. I'm voting bs'er. Let's hear how he bought a lens that doesn't exist yet on the retail market and maybe I'll be convinced.


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Sep 14, 2009 02:18 |  #231

Might have bought a 100/2.8 and assumed that it would be the new model just because he saw this thread and assumed that the new lens is the one that is shipped.

But since this is two completely different lenses with two completely different prices, the shop will obviously not send out the L version to anyone with an order of the classic - even if they just happened to get access to any L versions.


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Sep 14, 2009 07:27 |  #232

Park Cameras (UK) have them in stock. £999 - ouch!


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Sep 14, 2009 12:02 |  #233

Jimster71 wrote in post #8640978 (external link)
Park Cameras (UK) have them in stock. £999 - ouch!

What? Already? I was told that they were only shipping from Canon UK/whatever on ~26th Sept.

Very odd.


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Sep 14, 2009 14:06 |  #234

http://www.parkcameras​.com …-f-2-8L-Macro-IS-USM.html (external link)

http://www.parkcameras​.com/Article/99/Latest​-News.html (external link)


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Sep 14, 2009 14:22 |  #235

Thx m8. Shame I have it on pre-order with another vendor of Canon goodness!


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Sep 14, 2009 14:40 |  #236

Ainoko wrote in post #8559590 (external link)
How do you suppose it will stack up as a portrait lens? I would definitely consider if it can do both macro AND take nice portraits.

I also think about using it as a portrait lens and I believe that it´s also a reason why they made it with IS (most people shoot portraits handheld or with a monopod)


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Sep 14, 2009 16:28 |  #237

If this lens is as sharp as Canon is claiming is it reasonable to assume that focusing at infinity will result in satisfying sharpness knowing full well the lens was optimized for closeup work?

Could this lens turn into a workhorse for close-up, product, portrait, and landscape photography?




  
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Sep 14, 2009 18:20 |  #238

I sure hope so.


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Sep 14, 2009 18:24 |  #239

jetcode wrote in post #8643747 (external link)
If this lens is as sharp as Canon is claiming is it reasonable to assume that focusing at infinity will result in satisfying sharpness knowing full well the lens was optimized for closeup work?

Could this lens turn into a workhorse for close-up, product, portrait, and landscape photography?

It would be weird if what makes it an "L" lens is just the build and IS. Would be fantastic if they optimized it for the scenarios you've stated. A well balanced lens like that would be awesome as a walk about lens.


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Sep 14, 2009 19:30 |  #240

The MTF on this lens looks a lot like the MTF for the 200 F2 it's that sharp. Sharper than the 135L and 85L if it's accurate. Typically a lens tuned for flat field or close up may still focus at infinity but with some loss of detail which is really only noticeable in high magnifications. I can't wait to read some real reviews it looks like a fantastic offering.




  
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