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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- 60mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras
- 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera
- Focal length : 60mm, Closest focusing distance : 0.65 feet
- Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification
- Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing
- Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty, Lens not Zoomable
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ET-67B|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||Front and Rear Lens Caps.|
|Item Dimensions||2.87 x 2.87 x 2.76 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1 pound|
|Item Weight||0.74 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.20 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||60 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||60 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||60 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||12|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||20.67 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
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60mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera Flat-Field Focusing w/ Circular Aperture Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long , 1-year warranty Inner Focusing w/ Floating Elements Fast Ring-USM Autofocus Full-Time Manual Focus Override Canon Super Spectra Lens Coatings
From the Manufacturer
Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 60mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 60mm lens offers an angle of view that's equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, along with a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The inner focusing system, meanwhile, is driven by a silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), meaning the lens's overall length never changes during focus. Ultimately, the multi-purpose lens is equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits, or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S lenses, this lens is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel, and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.
- Focal length: 60mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
- Lens construction: 12 elements in 8 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 25 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Manual
- Closest focusing distance: 0.65 feet
- Filter size: 52mm
- Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter, 2.8 inches long
- Weight: 11.8 ounces
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The optics are great, much better than the kit lens with a close up adaptor. The lens is surprisingly heavy, but then there is a lot of glass in it to deliver near perfect images over such a large focus range. I do have the Canon 50mm f/2 prime lens, but this lens seems sharper and it will see a lot of use for people as well as bugs.
Of the above lenses, the 100mm f/2.8 and its "L" sibling are the most comparable to the 60mm. Aside from the longer focal length, the main distinction is that both are designed to work on full-frame cameras, whereas use of the 60mm is limited to APS-C 1.6x crop cameras like the Rebel and XXD series and the 7D. The 100 "L" is a more recent design incorporating image stabilization (IS) and environmental sealing. Both the 100mm lenses have focus limiters to limit the autofocus range depending on whether you are using their "macro" capabilities. Limiting the focus range in theory should provide faster autofocus. Optically all three of these lenses are excellent - in my opinion the optical differences are insignificant compared to differences in features and price.
Like many before me I agonized over which of these lenses I should buy. Ultimately I chose the Canon EF-S 60mm because it was the least expensive and most compact lens. I judged its focal length to be more useful on an APS-C camera for portrait and "walk-around" purposes. Also worth mentioning is that the 60mm lens tolerates slower shutter speeds for handholding compared to the longer lenses - this can make a difference when handholding macro shots outside on a cloudy day. On the flip side, a 100mm (or longer) lens has a narrower field of view, better isolating a macro subject from its background. The longer focal length also allows for 6 inches of working distance (measured from the front element to the subject) at 1:1 magnification, compared to the 3.5 inches of the 60 mm. It seems worth noting that the EF 100 mm is 60% longer and 80% heavier than the EF-S 60mm, so whether the extra 2.5 inches of working distance is worth these tradeoffs is something that has to be seriously considered.
Image Quality: This lens has a reputation for being very sharp wide open, and it does not disappoint in this respect. Contrast is very good as well. It deals well with light sources in the frame - I get wonderful shots with minimal flare shooting straight into the sun. The bokeh (quality of out-of-focus areas) is generally very smooth and even, particularly at macro magnifications. There is some potential for minor ringing of highlights in high contrast conditions at portrait focus distances. Looking around at sample images for other macro lenses (including the 100mm macros) this is not an issue unique to the EF-S 60mm. Also worth noting is that there is a fair amount of vignetting shooting wide open.
In Use: The construction of the lens is very satisfying, and it is a pleasure to use. It balances very naturally on my Rebel. Be sure to get a UV filter to protect the exposed front element. Consider the lens hood as well, which unfortunately is sold separately for most Canon lenses.
As a slight disappointment, I expected to be able to use this lens more indoors with available light. However, the bellows effect (reduction in apparent aperture as you approach 1:1 magnification) makes it often borderline usable without a flash. Even outdoors on a cloudy day I have found myself bumping up the ISO to 1600 to get reasonable depth of field and required shutter speeds for macro shots. In other words, don't expect to part with your fast 50 for available light photography - even f/2 makes a big difference. Again, this is an issue that applies to all macro lenses and not just the 60mm.
Focus is quiet, fast in good light and very accurate. In low light, expect some focus hunting, which is not aided by the lack of a focus limiter. For macro purposes manual focus is much more practical than autofocus, which becomes somewhat unhappy at high magnifications.
Overall this is a very fun lens to use, and it produces really amazing images without a ton of effort. It is a great way to start experimenting with closeups, and it serves very well as an all-purpose moderate tele as well. My main reservation is that it does not really work well as an indoor available light lens. The only remedy for this is a larger maximum aperture, as with the Tamron 60mm f/2 macro (a lens not without its own issues). Generally, though, Canon users can consider themselves very fortunate at their macro options. Providing you weigh the pros and cons of each I suspect you will be very happy regardless of the lens you choose.
After doing more searching and learning, I decided next to buy a macro. For crop sensor cameras, this lens is highly regarded. Shortly after recieving it, I can definitly see why. It is built like an L lens. The images taken with it are increadably sharp. I can use this for portrait work, video, and macro. The auto focus is usm, so very fast and accurate. I took some hand held tests with my kids, and got one shot of my son's eye from the side, with 3 lashes in the middle in focus and the rest totally blurred. I took a shot of my daughters eye straight on, and it was so sharp that you could see me perfectly in her reflection.
I then took some tests with a dandilion, tripod, and external hand held flash, and just got some amazing results. From a few inches away, stopped down all the way to f32, the bud was just exploding with bright sparkles from the floret seeds surrounding it. The bud itself had more detail than I ever knew existed.
Detail that was impossible for me to see with the naked eye. I now have this lens on my camera more than the beautiful L lens I bought just a few months ago. Everything I see I look at with potential for future pics with this lens. Discarded electrical wire, sunglasses, leaves, chain, rusty nails, ect..... Trust me, this lens will open up a whole new world of photographic opportunity for you. Im having a lot of fun.
There are a couple of accessories that I believe are really important to help bring out the most for this lens. One is an external flash, and the other is some kind of ettl remote trigger. I bought a pixel king just because I hate cords, but I am sure a cord would work just fine. Having the ability to play with the direction and distance of light to your subject is very important in macro photography. Little adjustments in camera angle and light can make huge differences in the contrast and focus point of your final image.