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  • 60mm prime lens (96mm on APS-C DSLR)

  • Max constant aperture of f/2.8

  • 1:1 magnification ratio (full life size)

  • Inner focusing with ring-type Ultra-sonic Motor (USM)

  • 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM



The best thing about the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM is that it has a floating focusing mechanism which allows it to create sharp images regardless of the focusing point. It creates life size (1:1) images and has a focal length of 60mm (equivalent to 96mm on a 35mm format). Inner focusing elements means the lens is less intimidating to your small subjects and a ring-type USM (ultra-sonic motor) further makes the lens quiet during focusing.


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 (as of February 2005).


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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Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (20)
  • Consistent output (10)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (10)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Wildlife (6)
    • Macro (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Semi-professional (3)

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    5.0

    Out of the box performance for newbees!

    By Axman

    from Moreno Valley, CA

    About Me Getting started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

    • No zoom

    Best Uses

    • Close-up photography
    • General Use

    Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

    I just bought a Canon 50D and know nothing about photography. I got the 60mm macro lense and people think I have been taking close-up photograhs for years! Great lense and super easy for beginners especially when paired with the awesome 50D.

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    5.0

    The Prime Lens to Own for Canon EF-S

    By Modernstills

    from Virginia

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Rugged
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Macro
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

      The sharpest canon lens I have ever used bar none. This is even the case with the lens wide open. Additionally this lens has several combinations of functionality that no other macro lenses:1. it can shoot at 1:1 macro with the built-in flash without casting a shadow. This is a huge plus when traveling light.2. it is the most compact macro lens I have ever used.3. the focal length and fantastic bokeh make this lens a great portrait lens.4. the USM focusing system in quick, accurate and almost completely silent (won't scare little critters away)If you are interested in seing many images see any of my macro photos at [@]

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      4.0

      Nice and sharp but a little overpriced

      By Thor

      from Somewhere over the rainbow

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Focus
      • Rugged
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • A bit high

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

      Lightweight, fast focus, sharp, easily atatches.

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      5.0

      I would buy this lens again

      By Terry

      from Philadelphia,PA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Excellent lens
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Na

      Best Uses

      • Blowups of small objects
      • Portraits

      Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

      i am very happy with canon products and very satisfied with ritz camera. if you want quality service and products buy from ritz camera and buy canon rebel xs camera outfit

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      5.0

      best yet

      By Lulu

      from Lawrence, KS

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sharp Focus
      • Solid in performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flowers
        • Portraits

        Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

        after using other macro lenses the size and sharpness of this one is the plus. it is well balanced in the focus and action and allows me to have a good range and control over my positions as I am shooting.
        I looked at the 100 series, but the length and size of the lense made it difficult as I have severe arthritis in my hands. This 60 gives me more macro for the shot and allows me to free shoot without using a tripod.

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        5.0

        ordered this lens

        By Terry Williams

        from Philadelphia Pa

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Closeups of small things
        • General Use

        Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

        would buy this lens again,allthough i am still waiting for it to come in, right now it is on backorder. but knowing canon lenses i know it will be an excellent ad on to my camera outfit and i am very excited to get it. i think the price is steep but quality does cost. and if you want great pictures spend the money now. because a offbrand lens is not the same as canon lenses

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        5.0

        Best Kept Secret in Canons Lens Lineup

        By pabloyanez[@]

        from Virginia

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Tack Sharp Even Wide Open

        Cons

        • Crop-bodies only

        Best Uses

        • Macro
        • Portrature
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

        This lens has NO equal...

        1.It is super compact so much so that it allows you to shoot at even 1:1 and the lens will still not cast a shadow on the subject with the built in flash.

        2. The lens is tack sharp even wide open (obviously within the very shallow depth of field). Many other, more expensive, macro lenses are not as sharp wide open.

        3. It's lightweight but excellently balanced weight makes is great for shooting while hand-holding your camera.

        4. On a crop body this lens makes a fantastic portrait lens. Sharp while still have GORGEOUS bokeh (out of focus background) because of the rounded aperture blades.

        5. Completely silent USM focusing that is VERY fast for a macro lens (these are usually very slow)

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        4.0

        Surprisingly clear and contrasty

        By Carl

        from Williamsburg

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

        • Scratches Easily

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Macro
        • Special Effects

        Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

        Great lens for the money! Does what's it's designed for very well.

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        5.0

        I would buy this lens again.

        By Jay the picture man

        from Chesterfield,MI

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

          I use this lens for great wildlife or outdoor use.

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          4.0

          Photographing Art Work

          By Mr. Cool

          from Dunedin, FL

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Quiet focus
          • Sharp Focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photographing art work
            • Portraits
            • Upgrade
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

            I am a visual artist creating a variety of styles and sizes. I recently photographed a series of 6' paintings and the next night photographed 5" x 7" drawings. The 60mm F/2.8 EF-S macro lens handled both series sharply and effortlessly.

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