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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £440

Sharpness test

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Despite a little edge softness at f/2.8, the Canon lens does a sterling job to produce sharp images with good consistency across the frame.

Fringing test

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Central performance is very good, with only minimal levels of fringing at all apertures, but things start to fall apart towards the edges.

Distortion test

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Distortion is low, but it's not quite as low as on some of the others. Overall, its performance is consistent with its price tag.

Images test verdict

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Sharpness is sometimes excellent, and consistent. With reasonable control over both distortion and fringing, the Canon's a good performer.

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