I was wondering what are your opinions on 100mm Canon macro lenses?
I plan on buying something that is great both for fashion macro (face-close ups, jewelry, eyes, lips, nails) and portrait (including full body shots). I dislike changing lenses, and I only have one body(edit it's a 5d mkII) to work with.
Autofocus has to be great, I tested a used 100mm USM MAcro, and it back-focused a lot, and I'm not sure is that a common problem, as many have complained about the early examples of this lens, and I don't know how old that lens was.
Distortion is my big concern. How much is there in both of them when it comes to barrel/pincushion?
I own 24-105, but it does have a way too strong of a distortion, and I don't like that effect one bit. It is only perfectly straight at 35mm. I shoot with a lot of horizontal/vertical/diagonal lines on the set and it MUST be straight at the capture.
Sharpness is a must, 24-105 is reasonably sharp, but I really hope to get something much sharper.
Bokeh is important only as far is looks good, not broken up too much (like 50 1.8 for example), and not jaggedy, but I shoot stopped down exclusively, so DOF is really nothing to consider.
Price is important, but I'll stretch if I must.
Anyone has experience with either/both? Your opinion?
Maybe even some other manufacturer?
I shoot using 5d mkII. I shoot fashion and internal AF is just fine with me.