The 100 mm is a fast lens particularly suited to low-light situations or for action shots where higher shutter speeds are required. The slightly longer than standard length coupled with its shorter depth-of-field makes it an interesting choice for portraits too in many instances.
A camera as fast and versatile as an H system model demands the very best from its lenses. And that's what we've produced. All HC lenses are engineered to ensure optimal performance and image quality, whether using film or digital. No short-cuts, no compromises.
All HC lenses have electronic shutter mechanisms and feature Multi Coating for efficient stray light elimination, an integral focus drive motor, and instant access to manual focus without switching between manual and auto focus. The HC lenses use metal, not plastic, wherever possible, in order to ensure their reliability and durability year after year. In addition, the special optical design of the lenses provides a uniquely soft, smooth quality to the blurred or out-of-focus areas of the image. All lenses use threaded filters and include lens shade and bayonet mount and can be reverse mounted for transport.