Like the 85mm f/1.8 USM, the 100mm f/2.0 is a lightweight short-telephoto lens that offers more speed and light-gathering than any current zoom lens, along with sharp optics and very compact size. The 100mm focal length for decades has been a favorite of photographers for head-and-shoulders portraits, giving a very natural perspective while at the same time gently throwing backgrounds out of focus. And of course, it effectively "acts" like an even longer lens when used with smaller-sensor bodies. As with the 85mm f/1.8, the AF is very brisk and responsive: perfect for available-light candids, or even indoor sports.

  • Another excellent and cost-effective choice for low-light shooting, especially where photographers would prefer not to (or cannot) use flash
  • Compact and light; makes a great addition to zoom lenses for available-light shooting
  • With HD video, allows easy selective focus with sharp subject and blurred background, especially for shooters wanting that telephoto "look" at a budget price

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