Every photographer has their own favorite lenses, camera bodies, etc. My favorite lens at the moment is the Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro lens. Oh, don’t be fooled by the macro designation, this lens is a heck of a lot more than just a macro lens. It also does a brilliant job of being a portrait lens. The short telephoto range of 100mm is ideal for limiting distortion and achieving a pleasant, blurred background.
However, where this lens really shines, is up close and personal. It is capable of capturing just about anything, no matter how small. Take my watch, for instance; with the Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro lens and some decent light streaming in from the window, I was able to capture every detail. Note the platinum bezel and face. Each brilliant microscopic piece of platinum is separated out and distinguished. You can even make out the small metal fibers around the letters inside the bezel, that wrap around the face. One of Rolex’s new security features. It might not be visible at these resolutions, but cropped to 100% you can see each and every metal shaving produced when the engravers stamped ROLEX.This lens never ceases to amaze me. It’s quite possibly the best lens Canon has ever made. I use it for food photography, portraits, macro and much more.