I had mentioned that I hoped that my 24-105mm lens with a 500D closeup lens might take care of close up needs and I could sell my 100mm macro lens. Well, that didn't work out. The 500D at 105mm is not nearly close enough.
However, I've been enjoying the image stabilization on the 24-105mm lens so much I decided to swap my 100mm f/2.8 non IS lens for a 100mm f/2.8L IS lens. Adorama had an open box deal I jumped on. Now it didn't look like the lens had been opened to me, but I'm not going to argue.
When I sell my non IS macro lens the cost of the great L lens is very reasonable. I've been out with the lens briefly on two occasions and here are the results.