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Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM

22 June 2009
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • compact, light and closed body,
  • outstanding sharpness both at the center and the edge of the frame from the maximum aperture,
  • small chromatic aberration,
  • very small coma,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • fast, silent and very accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • vignetting’s too large

What’s there to write. If someone doesn’t mind that when taking macro pictures you need to get really close to the object, and the fact that you can’t mount the lens on a full-frame sensor, you can buy this lens on spec. It will work great both for what it was designed for and also as a nice portrait lens.

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Sample shots:

Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/250 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.1 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/250 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.0 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/160 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.3 MB
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/400 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.0 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/640 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.1 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/1600 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.4 MB
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/3.5, exp. 1/80 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.1 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/250 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.8 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/7.1, exp. 1/160 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.8 MB
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/320 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/11, exp. 1/125 sec., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/320 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/80 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.9 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/80 sec., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 5.0 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/100 sec., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.5 MB




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