Thanks to the 100mm focal length, I can shoot at a relatively far distance from the spider and avoid scaring it away. I am used to photographing spiders with my Canon MP-E 65mm but I have to be much closer to the subject. So, here it is nice to be able to keep a distance using the Tokina Firin 100mm lens. The spider is jumping from one leaf to another, I am taking a few shots and suddenly it turns around to face me. Then I continue shooting before it disappears. I check the images on my camera and amongst the full set, one view stands out from the rest. This image summarizes this lens perfectly: the bokeh is really soft and the sharpness just fantastic, and I am sure this image even drastically cropped could be printed as such while still keeping some fine details!