A new year and a new lens. My new Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS USM L Macro lens arrived and I am getting to know it. Wow! This lens is sharp! The stabilization works really well and allows for a lower ISO handheld (which gives lower digital noise). I “lost” my macro lens when I sold my beloved Canon 7D and am really happy to have that capability back.
What is a macro lens you ask? Simply, it is a lens that allows you to get really close so you can make small things magnified in the picture. The Canon 100mm lets you get things 1:1 on the sensor so you can blow them up to 20 or 30 times real life size.