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Which lens for hand held macro on a FF?
I've shot with my Sigma 150mm non-OS and MP-E 65mm almost exclusively handheld, using a tripod in the field for this sort of work is too labor-intensive and time consuming for my tastes. If anything, propping one's lens-hand against a solid object (ground, rock, tree, stump, etc.) is most ideal when shooting on the ground (yes, laying down). Standing up requires practice with one's steadiness (yes, practice). Besides, a lot of these teeny critters are on the move and require quick decisions and movement on my part to keep up with them...one might think BIFs challenging, well, bugs on the move (BOTMs) are their own challenge...the shallow DOF with these lenses is very unforgiving.
Hopefully this was helpful?!