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Depending on what your macro subject will be, there are other options to consider. One that surprised me by how well it works for hand-held macro (very close work with wildflowers, for example) is combining extension tubes with the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens. The image stabilization is quite useful when handholding this sort of stuff, and I was surprised at how nice the bokeh is with this setup. (The 24-105 is not normally known for particularly lovely bokeh.)
I am thinking of getting the 135 with extension tubes to so I can use it as a portrait lens (especially female faces) and for occasional macro shooting, mainly flowers and butterflies. I have a 7D.
I don't know much about extension tubes or how close I could get with the 135 and how well this would work out.
The other option I can think of is to go with the 100L but I think the difference between F2 and F2.8 for female portraits might prove to be more flattering as well as flatten features better with the longer focal length.
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