Picked up another under-rated gem...100mm f2.8 Macro non-L

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Picked up another under-rated gem...100mm f2.8 Macro non-L
Dec 3, 2012

Traded for a pre-owned 100mm f2.8 USM Macro for approximately $400 + hood.  This thing is sharp wide-open.  Also who would have known but I am almost *certain* it is now one of the fastest focusing lens I've tried yet.  This includes the 85mm 1.8.  It has a *much* farther focusing range to go through but its both lightning fast *and* dead-on accurate with center point on my 5DMKII.  It's so fast and seems like it has to travel farther that I feel like the inner elements might suffer whiplash.  Really there are so many gem non-L lenses that work for FF that goes unnoticed!  IS would be nice, but man macro work is demanding for light anyhow that you'd use tripods + flashes a lot anyhow.

Not the best shots, just test shots...was raining today.  Some regular telephoto length shots and then 2 macro shots.

upper left is not in DOF due to angle of shot

approximately 1 meter

Mario Chess set Princess Peach...she looks beat up with Macro...can't see any blemish with my eyes

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