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

 
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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
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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.


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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.


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