The lens represents the best standards of Canon in L-series lenses, superior design, reliability and performance. Its solid construction makes it resistant to dust and moisture and protects it from extreme weather conditions.
Hybrid Image Stabilizer
The new Image Stabilizer designed specifically to include it in a macro lens. It is capable of correcting target displacement movements, as well as angular movements that can be corrected by most IS systems. This provides 2 steps of correction at 1x magnifications, increasing to 3 steps at 0.5x magnification and 4 steps during normal captures
Incorporates an ultra low dispersion (UD) element that guarantees high image quality
The UD element inside the lens effectively eliminates chromatic aberrations. This enables excellent image quality with high resolution, high contrast and exceptional colour reproduction.
Focus limiter switch
To optimize the photographer's use of the lens, the camera is equipped with a 3-position focus limiter switch. With limits for close-ups, distant subjects and all subjects, the user can increase the autofocus speed, making it possible to capture photos faster.
Nice background blur with 9-blade circular aperture
A circular blade opening helps create an attractive and uniform background "bokeh" effect when isolating subjects in wide openings.
Fast and quiet autofocus
The ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) controls the fast autofocus system with near-silent operation. Continuous manual mechanical focus can be overridden without disconnecting the AF system. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.3