Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS Announced, Preorders and Hands-on Reviews

RF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS Review

Along with the development of the Canon EOS R3, Canon also announced the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS lens.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2″
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization; Hybrid IS
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS is scheduled to ship in July 2021.

Preorders in USA are open at $1,399: B&H Photo | Adorama. If you are based in UK we recommend Park Cameras. More worldwide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Press release:

From Up-Close To Far Away, New Canon RF Lenses Have You Covered

The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens is not only Canon’s first RF lens designed specifically for macro photography, but also the world’s first3 medium telephoto macro lens with a maximum magnification of 1.4x. The new lens, designed for both advanced photo enthusiasts and professionals, takes macro photography expression to the next level with the introduction of a spherical aberration (SA) control ring. The SA control ring allows users to change the character and appearance of the bokeh and obtain a softer focus effect with a simple turning of the ring to the desired result. Additional features of the Canon RF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to five stops of Shake Correction4.
  • When combined with a camera featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer, up to eight stops of shake correction5 is possible with coordinated operation of Optical and In-Body Image Stabilizer.
  • Hybrid IS helps to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during macro shooting.
  • High-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with dual nano USM.
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO.
  • Rugged Canon L-series dust and water-resistant design.

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How To Photograph Your Own Eye In Macro Mode (video tutorial)

Photograph Your Own Eye

Ever wondered how to photograph your own eye? I tried some years ago. It turned out to be a bit more complicated than I thought.

It wouldn’t probably have been that complicated if I had access to the video tutorial by The Giant World of Tiny Things. In 10 minutes they explain how to do, and it turns out it still needs some efforts to photograph your own eye :-)

[via DIY Photography]

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review (can it offer superior image quality?)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

Here is a new, good Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM review. This relatively affordable lens for the EOS R is gaining momentum among reviewers.

Coming from Christopher Frost, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM review investigates image stabilization, macro ability and overall image quality, among other stuff. Image quality can’t be that bad if this lens scored better than the EF 85mm f/1.2 at DxOMark”s test.

The Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is a very good performer, other reviews confirmed it. This lens is just a no brainer for any EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Sample Pictures Gallery (DPReview)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

DPReview posted a gallery with Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures. The Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM is one of the less expensive lenses for the RF mount (not a boutique lens). And it has macro functionality.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.15′
  • One UD Element

Click here to access the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures gallery.

This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Deal: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro – $479 (reg. $569, today only)

Sigma 70mm F/2.8

It’s Black Friday time so there will be more deal posts than usual. Apologies to those not interested. Here is a Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro deal.

Only for today (11/23/20) Adorama has the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro on sale at $479. Compare at $569.

At a glance:

  • Mount with dust- and splash-proof design*
  • Rounded diaphragm
  • Fast AF with full-time manual override
  • Compatible with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11
  • Available SIGMA USB DOCK makes customization and flexible adjustment possible
  • Brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” with outstanding craftsmanship

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Get 20% off handmade Hyperion camera straps with code BlackFriday, or use BlackFridayBuy3 to buy three straps and get the forth for free.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro vs RF 85mm f/1.2L Comparison (worth 4 times the price?)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS Macro vs RF 85mm f/1.2L comparison review. The latter sells at four times the price of the former. Is it worth?

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L is one of the boutique lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, an it gets compared to the $600 RF 85mm f/2 IS STM. Fair? Well, interesting at least since the investigative question is “is it worth to pay 4 times the price for the red ringed one?”.

Alex Barrera wanted to know and with the help of his wife acting as model he compares the two lenses.

Sample files from the comparison are available here. You can follow Alex on Instagram

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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