Roving looked great! Now that was a challenged. I had to step back radically. It wasn't what I am used to! I normally get right up on whatever I'm snapping pictures of.
I bet you've never seen gravel look better? Worked great as a super up close lens. I don't do alot of macro, so whatever.
After way too much reading, and comparing. I bought the wrong lens for me! It's a Tamron 90mm macro lens...that wasn't too expensive, when speaking lenses. The colors were great, detail pretty good. What I hated? The fact that you had to be real far away from the subject. I wasn't into the telephoto aspect! The macro, sure you can get right up on whatever you're snapping a photo of.
I leave my Canon 450D on auto all the time, it's great. It's done a disservice to a degree. I never pay attention to settings. It's a no brainer camera, you get the light and color right, and it works. I thought the new lens would work differently.
I was wrong! I had to get away from what I was taking photos of. Not what I'm into. Plus the lens would hunt. Basically it would spazz out looking for where to focus, wearing out the battery. Essentially I want a lens just like the one I have now (18-55mm that came with the camera), except with more clarity and richer color. So, back to the drawing board.