What's the first thing I do with my new EF 300 f4L IS?
Yeah, of course, I use it to shoot at subjects 1.5 meters away.
f11; 1/250s; ISO 200.
Canon actually calls the close focus ditance on this lens "macro" in the manual. And the phrase "MACRO 1.5m/4.9ft" is printed on the lens tube next to the distance window. The actual maximum magnification is 1:4.2. While I guess this isn't strictly macro one of the lens' big selling points is certainly its close focusing distance.
This is also my first IS lens. It seems to do its job. But do all IS mechanisms sound so clunky?