Macro - 40-150mm f2.8 vs 90mm f3.5 (to be released)

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Macro - 40-150mm f2.8 vs 90mm f3.5 (to be released)

I have the 40-150mm f2.8 pro lens and was wondering  if the new 90mm f3.5 Macro lens would be much of an improvement?

The 40-150mm can close focus to approx. 20 inches, but it can not render a 1:1 image. In order to properly shoot macro I believe that you also need the proper lighting / diffuser to achieve the 1:1 magnification.

If I'm an occasional macro shooter (flowers and insects) would the new 90mm f3.5 be much if any advantage over the 40-150mm f2.8 pro that I already own?

Thanks

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OM-1 Olympus Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14 Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm F4 IS Pro Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 +1 more
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