Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

FORUMS Gear Reviews Lens Reviews 
Thread started 01 Jan 2015 (Thursday) 12:37
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
TOGGLE RATINGS BETWEEN ALL AND CanonCameraFan (showing now: CanonCameraFan)
Overall Rating9.5
Overall Image Quality9.5
Value for Money10
Must Have8
Suitability to Intended Use9.5
Got What I Expected10
Ownership Status: "own"

Click here for sample photos and more info.
Click ratings to see total averages and rating distributions.
List all reviews of Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM, reviewed by CanonCameraFan

1,651 posts
Likes: 118
Joined Sep 2011
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Jan 01, 2015 12:37 |  #1

The Metal Filter Ring sold me quickly on this vs the comparable 85/1.8 USM. Fantastic results with excellent bokeh. Very highly recommend this lens!

EOS 7D w/BG-E7 (3), 550EX (3), 430EX II, Vivitar 285HV, Opteka 6.5mm/3.5, Canon EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-S 24/2.8 STM, Canon EF 40/2.8 STM, Canon EF 100mm/2.0 USM, Canon EF 70-300mm/4-5.6 L IS USM, Canon 77mm 500D Macro, Tamrac 614 Bag & 787 Backpack, Crumpler 8 MDH, 7 MDH, 6 MDH​photos/johnebersole/se​ts/ (external link)

1,719 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 17
Joined May 2005
Location: Reunion Island
Oct 06, 2015 00:41 |  #2

I got this before I got the 85mm L. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with this 100mm f/2.0 lens. It is compact, light, reasonably priced, optically excellent and it focuses fast. On the FF Canon 5DIII it acts like a normal short tele. You can shoot wide open (if you are familiar with the autofocus of the 5DIII, of course). On the Sony A6000 it turns into a 150mm f/2.0 which is a very nice portrait lens. With the luminosity, manual focus is really snappy. I find it ideal for concerts where you can't get near and the lights are low.

One of the more sensible Primes there are on the Canon product line.


2,506 posts
Gallery: 373 photos
Likes: 1420
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Oct 06, 2015 13:59 |  #3

The 100 f2 was my first telephoto prime lens and I used it for just about everything. It's a sharp, fast-focusing lens that really delivered the goods whether it was low-light sports or portraits. I liked it equally well on both the 60D and 6D.

When I bought the 200 2.8 L ii prime, things changed. The 200 gave me L colors, saturation and contrast and I wanted a smaller version of that. So I sold the 100 f2 and bought a refurbed 135L.

For the $320 I bought the 100 f2 for (was pristine), it was an absolute bargain. Just a really great performer, and also built well.

Sony A99ii, RX-100ii, Sonnar T* 135mm f1.8 ZA, Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA, 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon T*, Minolta HS 200 2.8 APO, Minolta 2xTC APO, HVL-F43M
Flickr (external link)

sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,208 views & 0 likes for this thread
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM, reviewed by CanonCameraFan
FORUMS Gear Reviews Lens Reviews 
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©

Latest registered member is Cotea Razvan
963 guests, 431 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018 Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.