Summary: The best macro lens. Its macro lens but I use it for portraits specially kids pix are super with this lens. I used the extention tube/adapter and took Red Moon puctures on a cloudy night from my balcony and they came out great.
Excerpt: Like most of you, I would love to have all the "L" glass I can get my hands on. Unfortunately I don't have 20K lying around to do that. Having said that, I take macro seriously, It is the most fascinating type of photography to me.
Excerpt: nice and sharp even on my old Canon 40D which this picture was taken, now when the desert wildflowers bloom in the spring I won't have to get up and down off the ground this is especially hard for me being over 3/4 century old I can even get shots handheld like this one
Excerpt: Everything you could ask for in a Macro lens. Works exactly as eve one describes. Coming from the 100 macro you get much more focal length and even sharper. It is worth the money to just start with this lens instead of trying to finds a replacement.