EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is world's first lens that incorporates the new Canon Hybrid Image Stabilizer, also Canon's first macro lens with Image Stabilizer. In macro photography, both shift-based and angle-based camera shake severely affect image sharpness and ruin the composition. The Hybrid IS is not only equipped with angular velocity sensor to detect the extent of angle-based shaking, but also a new acceleration sensor to detect the amount of shift-based camera shake and determines the best compensation, therefore allow user to capture clear and sharp images without the aid of a tripod, which implies enhanced flexibility of macro shooting.
Hybrid IS employs a newly developed algorithm that synthesizes information from the two sensors, thereby dramatically enhancing the effects of image stabilization. For normal shooting, compensation of up to 4-stop shutter speed can be achieved. It is also the only lens in the market that provides 2-stop image stabilization for macro shooting at 1.0x magnification. The lens is thus ideal for capturing the expressive nature photos in the exploration of nature's beauty.
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, being the latest addition to the prestigious "L" series, comes with unparalleled image quality. The lens adopts a new 17 elements in 12 groups design that features 1 UD lens to compensate chromatic aberration commonly found in close-range shooting, ensuring sharp image in superior contrast, resolution and color fidelity. Its circular aperture with 9 blades can produce exquisite out-of-focus image, making it ideal for shooting portrait. What’s more, inner focusing, ring USM and optimized AF algorithm bring fast and quiet auto focusing. It is also designed in a dust- and moisture-proof structure.