Get a Great Deal on an Excellent and Affordable Canon L Series Lens

Get a Great Deal on an Excellent and Affordable Canon L Series Lens

Canon's L series lenses are known for being high quality, durable optics that produce stunning image quality, but their prices tend to be quite high. However, I've always thought this Canon L lens is very well priced, and with this great deal, it's a total steal.

The 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is an awesome lens. If you're thinking "cool, but I don't shoot macro," I don't either (though it's obviously great for that if you do). It's actually my portrait lens. It handles very well, produces crisp, sharp images, and has fast and accurate autofocus. As I discussed in my comparison of Canon's portrait lenses, the 100mm macro is my go-to choice, because it produces excellent results with a high level of consistency. It's also very light and the hybrid IS works wonders. It comes with a nine-blade rounded aperture for smooth bokeh and is also weather-sealed. I like it so much that I continue to use it for portraits even though I've switched bodies to the Sony a7R III. I purchased mine for $1,000 back in the day, and nowadays, the price is normally $899, which I still think is a great deal for the quality of optics you get with this lens, but for $699, it's a no-brainer. Get yours here.

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13 Comments

Brian Pernicone's picture

This article gives me GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). WANT, but don't need.

George Popescu's picture

Had it and sold it because I didn't need it and wanted to upgrade my camera so I used the money for that. It's a great lens but it doesn't focus very fast since it's built for macro, so you can shoot slow-moving or stationary objects but you can't use this for sports or anything that moves kind of fast.

Wasim Ahmad's picture

Using the focus limiter switch will help improve the focus speeds. Not really designed for sports, but will help for other situations where you don't need the lens to move through the entire focus range.

Rui Bandeira's picture

I have it and for me its one of the best Canon Lens...
I did concerts with this lens :-P, its slow focus, for concerts, but when she grab focus it was sharp...really shar
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Paul G's picture

Love this lens and also use it for much more than maco.

Reginald Walton's picture

This lens and the Canon 135 f/2 - I'm getting a hard on...

Lorin Duckman's picture

B&H has it for $699.

No... stop it. I've been wanting this lens since it came out. My 100 2.8 USM Macro is 17 years old at this point, surely it needs to be replaced. Right?

Mark Dunsmuir's picture

This is one of my most versatile lenses. Use it for everything from macro to landscape. It often sits on the backup camera during portrait sessions. It has trouble with low light focus, but, knowing that, it's NEVER let me down.

I was considering this lens until a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of the Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens. Its a steal at $350 and its just as sharp if not sharper than the Canon.

Tony Clark's picture

An outstanding lens, I use it on nearly every shoot.

Steve Gould's picture

This looks like an ad for B&H Photo. Every website I checked including Amazon and Adorama has this lens for $699
But the link takes you directly to B&H
I call B&S

Rifki Syahputra's picture

yes,the 100L macro is one of the best bang for buck L-series
and dont forget the 135/2.0L for portrait.. its a beauty