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    Thank you for all the feedback!

    I think 100mm will be the way to go for me.

    I have a Zeiss Milvus lens kit, but the 100mm Macro is a whopping $1800, vs the Canon 100m f/2.8 L on sale for $799 right now + 4% rewards on BH. Macro is a not a "go to" lens but a speciality lens.

    Any reason why not to spring for the Canon Macro? On top of that, it has IS and AF...

    I don't think a macro need be a matched set to the Milvus, no?

    On the flip side, might the silky smooth focus ring of the Milvus be preferable?


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    Can anyone speak to Milvus 100mm Macro vs Canon L 100mm Macro?

    Milvus = 1:2 magnification (not true Macro), same Milvus look as my other lenses, silky smooth focus, huge price tag
    Canon = 1:1 true macro magnification, IS and AF, decent manual focus, will anyone really see the Milvus vs Canon difference for a less frequently used macro lens, price is less than 50%...

    Leaning Canon because it's so cost effective and a true 1:1 magnification, but hesitant due to having all Milvus lenses and appreciating a good manual focus ring. But I think this macro wouldn't get a ton of game time (close product shots and some artistic details), and 1:1 seems like it may be a boon if I am not interested in the 100mm Milvus for anything other than macro (I already have the 85mm Milvus 1/4).

    Any thoughts between the two would be helpful!


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