EF-S 60mm Macro on 40D vs EF 100mm IS Macro on 5DII

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andrewbdub
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EF-S 60mm Macro on 40D vs EF 100mm IS Macro on 5DII
Aug 28, 2011

I'm thinking of replacing my 60mm and 40D with a 100mm IS lens (to go on a 5D and 5DII).

My main motivations are:

  • being able to get in close with a portrait lens as I'm constantly running into minimum focusing distance issues with the other lenses I use for portrait work 85, 135, 70-200),

  • the ability to shoot the occasional macro,

  • an excuse to get rid of my 40D (besides the occasional sport or macro session it mostly languishes in the cupboard).

Does the 5DII / 100mm combo have any advantages over the 40D / 60mm combo from a pure macro perspective?

Any other thoughts?
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