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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Specifications:

A thoroughly modern design that's optimized for select Canon EOS digital SLRs. Its angle of view is equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, with a floating optical system that can focus down to full life-size (1:1) magnification. Inner focusing, driven by a silent and powerful ring-type USM, means the lens' overall length never changes during focus. This lens is a wonderful multi-purpose lens that's equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S Lenses, its use is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 60mm 1:2.8

Lens Construction: 12 elements in 8 groups

Diagonal Angle of View: 25

Focus Adjustment: Manual

Closest Focusing Distance:0.2m /0.65 ft.

Filter Size: 52mm

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 2.9" x 2.8", 11.8 oz. / 73 x 69.8mm, 335g (lens only)


 


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Jim Healey
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Registered: Oct 23, 2004
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Review Date: May 30, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp, compact and well constructed.
Cons:

I already had a 50mm f/2.5 macro which was very sharp, compact and handy for portraits as well as macro. However it used to annoy the heck out of me having to switch between manual focus for macro and AF for everything else!

The EFS 60 doesn't disapoint in any way. it's brilliantly sharp (a touch sharper than the 50mm f/2.5 macro, especially at full aperture) and solidly built. it has a similar apearance to my 10-22 but feels better constructed to me. It's slightly chunkier and longer than the 50 macro, but doesn't extend during focussing, so overall is probably just as compact.

Full-time manual focus is perfect. The USM operates silently of course and being able to focus to 1:1 is a welcome benefit.

This lens is good value in Australia, being only slightly more expensive that the 50 f/2.5 macro and exactly the same as the 50mm f/1.4. In other regions it seems to be closer in price to the 100 macro which put's the 60 at a disadvantage in my opinion.



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Registered: Dec 5, 2004
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Review Date: May 30, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp from open aperture, distortion-free. Fast USM for a macro lens.
Cons:
Must be stopped down for reproduction work.

Compact, fast and extremely sharp all the way from f/2.8 from close-up to long distances. This lens is also virtually distortion free and ideally suited for technical work. Fast USM AF makes it suitable also for portraits and general photography. ALso, the lens does not get longer when focusing. Additinally, the distance scale and enlargement scale are clear and detailed. A very solid short telephoto all-purpose lens that focuses down to 1:1, great for all suitable cameras.

Visible vignetting at f/2.8, virtually disappears at f/5.6. DIffraction makes the smallest f-stops less usable.


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Registered: Apr 18, 2005
Location: Brazil
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Review Date: May 30, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: FANTASTIC
Cons:
NONE



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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
115 268023 Jul 27, 2015
Recommended By Average Price
98% of reviewers $403.98
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
9.29
8.81
9.6
efs60_28macro_usm


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