A Review of the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

Canon's EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens was known for being a bit of a hidden gem in the company's lineup, offering true 1:1 macro performance, sharp images, top-notch image stabilization, and more, making it a versatile option for everything from macro work to portraits and weddings. The RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is its successor, and it brings with it some new features and improvements over its already impressive predecessor, and this great video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you can expect from it. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. I have had the EF version of the lens for about a decade now, and it has been one of the most trusted workhorses in my bag, giving me consistently reliable performance no matter what the circumstances. The RF version adds a few improvements and new features, such as an increased maximum magnification (from 1x to 1.4x), even more powerful image stabilization when used in tandem with in-body stabilization (up to 8 stops total), customizable control ring, and Spherical Aberration Control Ring for changing the appearance of foreground and background bokeh. The lens also features dust- and moisture-sealing. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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