New Canon 100mm Macro Lens Announced Today

Canon has announced a new EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro lens. This lens carries the “L” moniker as part of Canon’s “Luxury” line or upper-end pro series, and most significantly, the lens is image stabilized (IS). This lens is exactly what many have pined for, in that the IS feature should allow us to get better hand-held close-up shots when a tripod is not available or impractical to use. Canon is billing the lens as a macro and portrait lens, so hopefully it will exhibit buttery “L-style” bokeh when used for portraits. Kudos to Canon for adding this lens to the line-up of EF lenses.

[via Richard Wanderman]

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 in Gear • (1) Comments


Posted on 24 Sep 2009 at 2:23 pm 1.  Lens

Thank you for the explanation.

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