The RF 100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM is the world’s first1 AF macro lens, with an incredible 1.4x close-up magnification that delivers superb macro images and exceptional portraits too. Yet again Canon has advanced the game with its pioneering Spherical Aberration (SA) Control mechanism – a new feature on this lens – that allows you to specify the look and feel of out-of-focus bokeh areas, both in front and behind the subject. It’s also possible to produce a soft-focus effect on the subject itself.
Also released is our ground-breaking new Mobile File Transfer app. This is aimed at professional photographers with a need to transmit images from locations that don’t have network access. Compatible cameras can be connected to an Android4 or Apple iOS device wirelessly or using a USB cable5. Images can then be transferred to FTP servers (including those with secure SFTP and FTPS connections) either as they are shot or after review.
With the increasing rollout of 5G services and handsets, this solution offers a practical everyday solution to professional news and sports photographers with a need to file pictures for clients as quickly as possible.
Incredible 1.4x lifesize magnification
Ideal for handheld macro, the lens gets closer than ever before. A flattering focal length of 100mm makes it ideal for portraits.
Adjust soft focus and bokeh
A variable Spherical Aberration Control ring can be used to adjust the look of the lens’s Bokeh, while also applying a flattering soft-focus effect.
Outstanding image quality
A nine-bladed iris and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture offer great creative opportunities and stunning image quality, even in low light.
Designed for assured handheld shooting: a Hybrid Image Stabilizer gives great confidence, with up to five stops2,3 of protection against blur from camera shake.
Fast, silent, precise AF
Dual Nano USM motors bring new levels of rapid, silent focusing – perfect for stills or video. The lens design suppresses focus breathing too, ensuring consistency of composition.
This L-series lens features weather resistant construction and a fluorine coating on the outer lens element to guard against dirt and debris.
Mobile File Transfer app
Transmit images with information
IPTC information and captions can be added to images as they are transmitted, either using the app’s text fields, a phone’s voice assistant or from pre-created .xmp file.
Secure FTP technology
Use reliable established technology to connect to FTP servers, even those using secure SFTP or FTPS protocols.
Choose how to transfer
Set to Auto Transfer to FTP images as they are shot, or choose which images to send by viewing them on camera. It’s possible to select a range of image files too, by date, thumbnail or ‘not transferred’ status. Pictures can be cropped and voice memo and star rating information added too.