Ever since my beloved old Nikon bit the dirt and I replaced it with my current Canon, I've been horribly missing the macro function the Nikon had, that the Canon needed a separate lens for. I put it on my Amazon wish list and forgot about it for awhile. When I went back and looked a couple of years later, it had doubled in price. I put it on the back burner again, and the next time I checked it had gone up another $200. Bummer. But last week, when I checked, I found a factory refurbished lens for almost half the current retail price for a new one. It was still $150 more than it would have been if I'd just bought the silly thing when I first got the camera, of course, but that's water under the bridge now. I shouldn't really have bought it, not when we just paid the taxman and car insurance last month, but if I'd let it go I would totally be kicking myself for months.
So here it is:
Previously I've been taking large pictures as close as the stock lens would allow, and then cropping images down in Photoshop. No more!
Here's a couple of comparison shots between my stock lens and my new baby:
I'm going to have to play around with the depth of focus for a bit, obviously, but that won't be a hardship.
Off to go play now....