Is the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Worth the Price?

Canon's EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens was one of the most respected lenses in the company's lineup, offering 1:1 macro performance, impressively sharp rendering, a capable hybrid image stabilization system, and more, endearing it to anyone from macro photographers to portraitists and wedding photographers. Now, we have the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, which brings a variety of new features and improvements. This excellent video review takes a look at the new lens and the performance and image quality you can expect from it. 

Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this excellent video review takes a look at Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens and how it compares to the original EF version. I have owned the original version for around a decade now, and it has been one of my most reliable workhorses for quite some time now. Nonetheless, the RF version comes with some worthwhile improvements, including an increased maximum magnification (now 1.4x), improved image stabilization (up to 8 stops in tandem with in-body stabilization), customizable control ring, and Spherical Aberration Control Ring for changing the appearance of bokeh, plus dust- and moisture-sealing. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Laing. 

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David Illig's picture

This lens is even better than the great EF 100 macro. Here it is five minutes after unboxing: