Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

Get Up in There!

This lightweight macro lens is some of the best bang for the buck in the Canon series.  A true 1:1 macro lens, the 100 mm f/2.8 USM Macro can render life size imagery in full resolution. It stays super sharp even when wide open (though expect some vignetting until you stop down a bit).  It’s USM focuses super fast – about as fast as any non-L series lens focuses – a terrific advantage if you’re using it to shoot small objects that don’t necessarily stand still (like insects).  And as Guest Photographer Alex Bitar mentions in the video, the lenses clarity and terrific bokeh allow it double as an excellent portrait lens.

Don’t have an SLR but curious about Macro photography? Check out this video about shooting digital macro with a Canon Elf featuring photographer Rishad Mistri: