I pulled the trigger on my latest lens earlier in the week — the Canon 100mm f2.8L IS macro lens.

The lens itself looks somewhat ordinary. Maybe even bland.

Why did I get it? Simple: I’ve never had a macro lens and I’ve wanted one for quite some time. Why the step up to the L instead of the normal version that’s a few hundred less? Image Stabilization. While at super-close range it’s not as effective as in more typical distances, I’ll take whatever advantage I can, even if it’s only a stop or two.

Of course I did what every other new macro owner does… I took pictures of bugs and flowers. Sometimes at the same time.

Or perhaps my kitties?

Or the whiteboard at work…

Coolness!

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