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4.0 out of 5 stars Macro and Portrait in ONE lens!, September 25, 2005
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This review is from: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Electronics)
4 starts because otherwise 5 stars is inevitable:
1) Slow autofocus (hunt at times) but is to be expected of a macro lens.
2) built quality not as solid as expected at this price range.

I bought this lens instead for two purpose: Macro and Portrait! I was thinking of buying the 100mm macro plus 85mm f1.8 but this lens saves me buying two lenses! I have been very happy with it as what it is. I don't do flying insects very much so it is not a problem but that said I was able to get 1:1 shot of a fly, see sample here:
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There are other samples in this gallery here:
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The large aperture (F2.8) means that one could have shallow DOF and great for low light such as this pic:
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For portrait, I accidentally took this photo during the London Bombing of a women 'Shocked' by the incident unfolding in the public TV display. It was a coincident that her background inmage was the winning Reuter's photo of Tsunami tragedy and the matching colour of their dresses! I was quite far away so was able to capture her from head to toe:
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This illustrate the capability of both macro and normal photography using this lens. You will not regret it unless your primary aim is to shoot flying insets where longer 100mm or 150mm macro lenses may be needed in this case.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2007 3:10:47 PM PST
C. Haswell says:
Great shots! Thanks for sharing!

Posted on Jan 4, 2008 5:19:46 PM PST
You sold me on the lens, I'll have you know. I can't wait til it arrives.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2008 9:48:02 PM PST
paul ramone says:
Excellent shot of the women in two purple dresses. Nice framing. Great job of capturing the right moment. I doubt I will buy this lens. I already own the 100mm macro because I used to use it with 35mm film. And I can make due with an equivalent 160mm lens for my Rebel XTI. But I was just curious what this lens was about and you are one of the only people here at Amazon to post good photos to illustrate your enthusiasm for a piece of equipment. Oh, and just fyi, the 100mm macro is very similar to what you have described here.

Posted on Mar 3, 2008 7:58:19 PM PST
Jean says:
Yes, lovely photos and helpful as well. thank you for writing your review. Jepne

Posted on Jan 12, 2010 10:31:06 AM PST
happydadinwv says:
What a great review. I loved seeing photos taken with this lens! Thanks for posting:)

Posted on Feb 18, 2010 2:23:07 PM PST
Russell Jay says:
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Posted on Jul 23, 2010 9:32:27 PM PDT
Iljan Kukilo says:
Hello,

Can I use this on Canon 50D?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2010 9:08:10 AM PDT
P. Warren says:
Yes - you can use it on a Canon 50D.
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