Some new photos to show for this lens are, to no one's surprise, macros, although none are at maximum magnification. One thing to note before we start is that macro photography often incorporates or even requires the use of flash. This is because the greater the magnification, the thinner the depth of field at any aperture, so often macros are taken at f/11 or smaller. At tiny apertures, ambient light metering will want super-long shutter speeds. Flash is the only solution to this problem, but thankfully almost any flash will be good enough for macro shots due to proximity to the lens, so long as the coverage is wide enough. I used the Godox TT600 manual flash for all three shots here.
Top left is a portrait of a walking stick, for which I'm grateful that our new neighborhood is populated with. This one was about four inches long, but due to autumn's cooler temperatures was slowing down and allowed me to get in fairly close for a portrait. I don't recall the aperture here, but you can see how thin the depth of field is here in this close-up shot. Top right, a clump of mushrooms at a distance that barely counts as macro, however this distance would probably still be outside the focusing range of my other 200mm lenses. Again, flash was used at full power for this shot.
Below, a very close-up shot of my wife's plant that blooms rarely. I took multiple shots due to misfocusing because the light in the room was crap. The black background here is another positive feature of using flash in macro shots, however this opinion is not shared by all.