The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM offers the professional portrait photographer a number of high quality features. These include image stabilisation and an ultrasonic motor (USM) for faster focusing.
The number and design of the aperture blades can make a difference to the quality of the pictures you take. With the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Canon have opted for a 9 blade circular aperture. This should help to ensure attractive, circular bokeh when you are blurring backgrounds at wide apertures.
As well as being a popular lens for portrait work you also have the increased flexibility offered by the macro feature.
Specialist subject: Portrait / Macro
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Focal Length
Closest Focusing Distance
77.7 x 123mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Specification