Does anyone can give a recommendation for a general purpose lens with good macro capabilities / short minimum distance to the object for Canon mount? 3rd party manufacturers are welcome too.
Currently, I am owning a Canon 70D (APS-C), Canon EF-S 18-135, 3.5-5.6, IS STM and Canon EF 100m L f/2.8 IS.
I am happy with the quality of the EF-S kit lens for general purpose travel photography. I am very happy with the 100m L 2.8 for macro and portrait (of course, one of the best for a lot of people). But I am not happy with the macro images of the zoom lens. I just can't go close enough to the objects and it's optical resolution has limits then...
I am going travelling soon in tropical regions and looking forward to take pictures of tiny frogs, strange insects, geckos and so on.
Because I will be travelling by the very ordinary public transport there (taxi brousses) I like to save volume, weight and value of the luggage.