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CANON EF 100 mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

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Jack

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I don't know the other version so I can't tell you if it's better or not; but the one I rated is really good, it's the one I am using currently and it's awesome. :)

Because I have an other version, and i like it a well. But never checked this lens, I meant, i checked but i did not purchasEd because doesn’t have IS
 
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You know my opinion on stabilizers, to me, I don't really need it; I can handle the lens without this option ;)
 
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You know my opinion on stabilizers, to me, I don't really need it; I can handle the lens without this option ;)

It is hard to take images without IS ?As far as I know, lenses without Is require tripod .
 

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This was the first macro lens I ever bought, it was matched with my trusty old Canon 30D which was the camera that I first learned photography on. I still use both the camera and the lenses from time to time. Obviously my experience with the lens will vary with a camera that's 14+ years old but I found it to be a very good, sharp lens with a sturdy build.

I personally had very few instances where i needed IS with it as i prefer to either use flash or previously LED lights to light my subject. I also did not get to try things such as extension tubes with this lens, where I may felt the need for IS much more. Overall, this for me was a great lens to learn some macro concepts. I only wish I could have experienced it with a newer camera body to see its full potential. I've since upgraded to newer camera and lenses from another manufacturer
 
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This was the first macro lens I ever bought, it was matched with my trusty old Canon 30D which was the camera that I first learned photography on. I still use both the camera and the lenses from time to time. Obviously my experience with the lens will vary with a camera that's 14+ years old but I found it to be a very good, sharp lens with a sturdy build.

I personally had very few instances where i needed IS with it as i prefer to either use flash or previously LED lights to light my subject. I also did not get to try things such as extension tubes with this lens, where I may felt the need for IS much more. Overall, this for me was a great lens to learn some macro concepts. I only wish I could have experienced it with a newer camera body to see its full potential. I've since upgraded to newer camera and lenses from another manufacturer

In terms of quality, is there big difference between L versions and non ? If you have tried L version of course.
 

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I have not personally used the L version, though i know a bit about it. Apart from IS, I believe the L may be sharper at the wider end, but that's by a fraction. With no real world use from me I'm only rephrasing what I've heard about it.
 
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