Battle of L vs non-L lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

It's a commonly asked question: what is so special about L lenses? In this video, we compare the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro vs the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro. The L is all the difference in name but what does that mean in terms of what you get for your money?

1 comment:

Fotograf Nunta said...

I have owned the non-L USM version for quite a's a pretty good macro lens, and is available relatively affordably on the used market. It is not a speed demon in terms of focusing, but it's a solid performer. My feeling about the non-L model is that its weakest characteristic is the sharp-sided bokeh rendering on out of focus points of light, on raindrops, and in foliage backgrounds; it produced very sharp-sided, and I think very ugly, geometric renderings on points of out of focus highlight matter...which can actually be pretty large expanses in many macro and close-up situations in the natural world (meaning outdoors).