just got my first macro lens in friday. I went with the 100mm 2.8 --- not the L one, found it used for $439. For what I do and my style of photography, I just couldn't justify the L version (although, yeah, upon buying the used one I was fully prepared to return it if it didn't work out). Primary use would be for weddings - for all the little details. Which also means, working with not the best light most of the time. Lighting macro shots is not easy, and I need to learn my way around that (with the lens so close to the subject, and using at least f10 I find myself relying on ISO to save the day). I definitely feel the need to overshoot with it to make sure I get a crisp shot. Maybe this will pass when I get more used to using it.
Here's some samples
Wow, Wow, Wow------- Just the first time that you use this 100 mm Macro Lens and you get this top level/ Masterpieces of Photographs-----Yes, Sir. Not the Equipment or the Lens, But The Artistic ability, and The Person " Know How" like you to get these photos at the first time. Yes, Past 5 years, I have learn the great Trick of Light/ Natural Light and Artificial Light and " How To " from the great Master of Macro Photographer in Philippine Name Mr. Kurt---Yes, I will share with you, If you want.
Nice to talk to you, Sir.
PS---Yes, Sir, In my Idea, Canon EF 100 mm Macro Lens can use as one of the Best Portrait Photos too, Special Wlde open of F. Stop = Great for Wedding Photography too= Great Blur back ground ( group of people)from the Bride and Groom, and let them to be the Movie stars.