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Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 60 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 25.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 12 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF-S
Dimensions 73 x 69.5 mm
Weight 335 g
Additional information Marketed March 2005
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (7)
  1. PeterC
    PeterC 6 May 2014, 06:11
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    IP 121.212.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No IS, so not ideal as a general purpose telephoto. 60mm focal length doesn't allow very much distance between a macro subject and the lens.

    Pros: Top optical quality, beautifully built, compact: a lovely little lens

    Summary: I bought this first for an APS-C camera, but have since bought the EF 100 IS macro, principally to address the two issues noted above: no IS, and for a greater distance to a macro subject.

  2. M22
    M22 21 May 2012, 21:59
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    IP 188.106.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 350 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: no AF-limiter; needs f/3.2 - f/4 to reach its full potential

    Pros: build quality; silent AF; optical quite good - but overrated imho; color rendering; contrast; nice buttery bokeh; internal focusing

    Summary: Simply a good macro lens.

  3. phototaxi
    phototaxi 3 May 2011, 09:53
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    IP 89.204.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 350 €
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: back element gap, therefore dust problems by lens change without care

    Pros: optical stellar, excact AF, for a macro very fast, focus limiter not necessary, useable for people

    Summary: on aps-c my standard macro, people and landscape lens, best value

  4. Bioibon
    Bioibon 9 March 2011, 17:47
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    IP 150.241.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 300 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow focusing, but this is a macro lens! You have to insert the lens in the eye of the fly at 1:1

    Pros: Really sharp wide open and 1:1. Great USM, Great build quality (better than 17-55 IS). Lack of CA or distortions. Affordable price.

    Summary: Very good lens, with affordable price. Highly recommended if you are introducing in macro world.

  5. RHM2010
    RHM2010 3 December 2010, 13:34
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    IP 114.124.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: Rp. 3.200.
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Auto focus is slower than my EFs 10-22mm vignet at widest apperture By the focal length, it's hard to capture flying insect

    Pros: sharp, sharp, sharp and sharp :D compact and sturdy dan value for the money no distortion bokeh is so creamy, this the only EFs lens that have 8 (eight) circular blades, bravo! the colour rendering is decent

    Summary: for the one that no need to upgrade to FF body, this lens is for you. personally i recommended

  6. Michael B 66
    Michael B 66 3 March 2010, 23:44
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    IP 91.55.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: 350 EUR
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Some focus hunting with 40D (never observed with 20D), harsh vignetting at f2.8 and infinity (not in macro "mode"). A little bit prone to flares just with hood, but hood not really effective. Use your hand to shield the sun.

    Pros: Ultra sharp lens, no distortions, very low chromatic aberrations (longitudinal and lateral) Compact, lightweight and sturdy. No dust sucker (but beware: the back element leaves a gap where dust might find it's way into the lens).

    Summary: For me a walk around lens with an equiv focal length of 100mm. No zoom at all but macro capability is a deliberation quite as good as a zoom. The overall image quality is stellar. Bought as my first lens 5 years ago - still glad to have access to such a dream lens.

  7. luk
    luk 24 June 2009, 05:41
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    IP 130.149.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 340 Euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: sporadic focus hunting, 52mm filter diameter, no focus range limiter

    Pros: extremely sharp even at 1:1, silent and fast focus, compact, decent build quality, good value for money

    Summary: It's a great multi-purpose lens I can recommend. It uses all your megapixels.

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