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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2013, 10:01:28 PM »
Got this lens for Christmas! It's absolutely incredible.


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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2013, 11:25:29 PM »
Some pictures taken with a Canon 5D Mark III & the 100mm f2.8L IS macro lens.  :-)






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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2013, 02:28:57 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2013, 04:07:46 PM »






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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2013, 03:16:34 PM »
I mainly use the 135L now for portrait work but when it's a cold and wet weather like today, I pull out that weather isolated 100L and are also satisfied  ;D


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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2013, 08:25:16 PM »
I mainly use the 135L now for portrait work but when it's a cold and wet weather like today, I pull out that weather isolated 100L and are also satisfied  ;D


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Two things - first, I don't think that the 100L has more weather sealing than the 135L but 2) I certainly can't argue with the result you got in this portrait.  Gorgeous!  I added you as a contact on Flickr.  I like using both of these lenses for portrait work as well, depending on how much operating room I have.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2013, 10:39:05 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #67 on: February 24, 2013, 01:57:34 AM »

Two things - first, I don't think that the 100L has more weather sealing than the 135L

Well then think again, the 100L is dust and water isolated while the 135L is not. So I would rather let it come down to it! It's clearly stated in the specsheets on Canon's official german website, strangely not on their english one, but just go ahead and google 100mm weather isolated and 135mm weather isolated.

Btw you can check your lens for weather sealing if you just look at the mount of it, when it has that small rubber ring around the mount it's isolated. I just compared my 135 and 100 and guess what I found...  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #68 on: February 24, 2013, 08:45:25 AM »

Two things - first, I don't think that the 100L has more weather sealing than the 135L

Well then think again, the 100L is dust and water isolated while the 135L is not. So I would rather let it come down to it! It's clearly stated in the specsheets on Canon's official german website, strangely not on their english one, but just go ahead and google 100mm weather isolated and 135mm weather isolated.

Btw you can check your lens for weather sealing if you just look at the mount of it, when it has that small rubber ring around the mount it's isolated. I just compared my 135 and 100 and guess what I found...  ;D

You know what - I was sure there was a rubber gasket on the 135L, but I just checked mine and...no...there is not.  I was wrong....imagine that  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2013, 03:02:15 PM »
I love this lens, but it seems to me that it is optimized for closer range.  I don't find that it resolves like my 135L wide open in the 25-50 foot range.  The 100L is deadly up close, and makes a nice multipurpose prime stopped down a bit at distance, but I do find that I am somewhat underwhelmed at the detail wide open in the medium distance range. 

And yes, I have done the AFMA on my copy.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #70 on: February 24, 2013, 04:50:11 PM »
P.S. - It is almost like a I need a second AFMA for medium range.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #71 on: February 24, 2013, 05:13:38 PM »
I love this lens, but it seems to me that it is optimized for closer range.  I don't find that it resolves like my 135L wide open in the 25-50 foot range.  The 100L is deadly up close, and makes a nice multipurpose prime stopped down a bit at distance, but I do find that I am somewhat underwhelmed at the detail wide open in the medium distance range. 

And yes, I have done the AFMA on my copy.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

My 135L is slightly better at f/2.8 (and much better at f/2  :) ) but it is a slight difference only. I just tested them outside - it is a cold but sunny day here - and I am satisfied with my 100L.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2013, 10:26:23 PM »
P.S. - It is almost like a I need a second AFMA for medium range.

I've had fits with mine. The symptoms are you think you have AFMA set and you cannot get consistently sharp shots as telephoto. In fact they're rarely sharp and usually just enough off to be not quite right, with no zone of sharp focus (i.e. not a case where it just back or front focused). But interestingly it is not as much a problem using it as a macro. And when a tele shot works right, it has amazing IQ.

I finally isolated a 100% repeatable and quantifiable issue in testing. How I tested was setup tripod and test target, tether to EOS Utility, magnify 200% in EOS Utility. Then increment the focus single steps via the ">" and "<" buttons.

What I saw with my copy was that when changing the direction of focus (i.e. several ">" clicks and then a single "<" click or visa versa) the focus would change what looks like about 20 single clicks worth of going only a single direction. And not only that, the image would actually shift in the viewer frame. So something in the mechanical focus mechanism has some slop/play in it.

BTW, IS on/off doesn't make any difference in my case and I tested a friend's copy the same way and it did not exhibit this issue.

I sent it to Canon and paid over $200 and it came back the same way. I complained to them and did a video screen grab of the EOS Utility session and sent it back to them again. It should be here Tuesday and this time they took alot longer, so hopefully fixed this time.

I'll post more later this week...
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« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2013, 10:26:23 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #73 on: February 25, 2013, 07:56:20 AM »
P.S. - It is almost like a I need a second AFMA for medium range.

I've had fits with mine. The symptoms are you think you have AFMA set and you cannot get consistently sharp shots as telephoto. In fact they're rarely sharp and usually just enough off to be not quite right, with no zone of sharp focus (i.e. not a case where it just back or front focused). But interestingly it is not as much a problem using it as a macro. And when a tele shot works right, it has amazing IQ.

I finally isolated a 100% repeatable and quantifiable issue in testing. How I tested was setup tripod and test target, tether to EOS Utility, magnify 200% in EOS Utility. Then increment the focus single steps via the ">" and "<" buttons.

What I saw with my copy was that when changing the direction of focus (i.e. several ">" clicks and then a single "<" click or visa versa) the focus would change what looks like about 20 single clicks worth of going only a single direction. And not only that, the image would actually shift in the viewer frame. So something in the mechanical focus mechanism has some slop/play in it.

BTW, IS on/off doesn't make any difference in my case and I tested a friend's copy the same way and it did not exhibit this issue.

I sent it to Canon and paid over $200 and it came back the same way. I complained to them and did a video screen grab of the EOS Utility session and sent it back to them again. It should be here Tuesday and this time they took alot longer, so hopefully fixed this time.

I'll post more later this week...

Interesting. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2013, 12:23:25 PM »
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