Fallen Petals -- 1D IIn & EF 100mm f2.8L Macro. Click to enlarge.
Chester emailed me that he just got a 1D III the other day and I immediately felt so guilty. I have not used my 1D IIn for a l ong time except the swim meet in March of this year. I did invest a lot of money into the Canon system, especially the lenses, but I found myself not using it much, and instead, prefer the lightweight and small NEX-5 with manual focus lenses. Anyway, I decided to take the 1D IIn and the 100mm f2.8L macro lens, since we have finally got some colour and the weather is quite a bit warmer as we go deeper into spring. For macro work, nothing beats a swivel screen, or even a tilt screen, for ground level shooting. Shooting at low angle through the viewfinder is just awkward.
The EF 100mm f2.8L macro lens is one heck of a lens. I may have to get rid of my 100mm f2, as the Image Stablization (IS) proves to be invaluable at low shutter speeds. I meant to do a comparison of the two lenses, but never had the drive to do it. Perhaps I have been waiting for the full frame camera to do it :)