New Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro features revealed

AlP

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Here are some specifications (from Nokishita):
  • 17 lenses in 13 groups
  • minimum focusing distance: 0.26 m
  • maximum magnification: 1.4 times
  • total IS: 5 stops (EOS R), 8 stops (EOS R5)
  • filter diameter: 67 mm
  • size: 81.5x148 mm
  • weight: probably 730 g.
 
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AlP

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And a better picture (also from Nokisthita):
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Stuart

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Here are some specifications (from Nokishita):
  • 17 lenses in 13 groups
  • minimum focusing distance: 0.26 m
  • maximum magnification: 1.4 times
  • total IS: 5 stops (EOS R), 8 stops (EOS R5)
  • filter diameter: 67 mm
  • size: 81.5x148 mm
  • weight: probably 730 g.
So gets a tiny bit closer than the EF version, but is also a little bit longer. However able to give a much larger (1.4 times image) :)
 

Del Paso

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After having seen the Japanese presentation of the new 100 Macro, one certainty: I WANT IT QUICK !
AS is a :love: feature.
Even though I didn't understand a single word, but the picture-examples speak for themselves.
PS: I want the R 3 too
PPS: but can't afford both...
 
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koenkooi

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After having seen the Japanese presentation of the new 100 Macro, one certainty: I WANT IT QUICK !
AS is a :love: feature.
Even though I didn't understand a single word, but the picture-examples speak for themselves.
PS: I want the R 3 too
PPS: but can't afford both...
The auto-translate captions in youtube do a pretty good job.
 

David_E

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Most macro photographers consider a macro lens to 1x magnification or higher. I'd really prefer if they marketed 0.5x as "close focus" and not macro. They'll slap "macro" on anything, including crappy cheap kit zooms.

The 35mm is cool, I really like the lens, the close-focus feature is cool, but it's not really macro.
You are correct, as is @schaudi after you. But you’re quibbling over a technical definition, talking about a distinction without a difference.