Last Updated on February-25-2012

Latest Price: MYR 2120

Mount: Canon EF-S

Tagged: Telephoto, Portrait, Macro

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

  • For APS-C Type Canon SLRs
  • Not for Full Frame DSLRS or Film Cameras
  • Medium Telephoto Macro Specialist
  • Flat-Field Focusing w/ Circular Aperture
  • Also Good Portraiture Lens
  • 1:1 Maximum Magnification
  • Inner Focusing w/ Floating Elements
  • Fast Ring-USM Autofocus
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Canon Super Spectra Lens Coatings

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.

  • A macro specialist short telephoto lens for APS-C type, EF-S compatible Canon SLR cameras but is not for cameras with full size sensors. This lens is compatible with EF-S series, made specifically for “APS-C” format Canon EOS DSLRs – including all cameras in the EOS Digital Rebel series, and the 20D/30D/40D/50D/60D and 7D.
  • Canon’s best fast ring-type USM autofocus with full-time manual override.
  • True flat-field macro lens that focuses to full 1:1 life-size magnification.
  • Fill camera’s frame with subjects the size of a penny.
  • Canon’s shortest focal length macro lens ever with fully internal, focusing and a minimum focus distance of 7.8″ (20cm).
  • Accepts both MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite and MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite.
  • Circular aperture diaphragm for natural highlights, even when stopped down to f/5.6.
  • Optimized for digital SLRs: special coatings to minimize reflections and flare.

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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM macro – Review by

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM macro delivers an almost flawless performance. The lens is capable to provide very sharp border-to-border results with minimal distortions and low CAs. The bokeh (out-of-focus blurr) is decent.

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM review by

The positive points of the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM are:

  • Excellent autofocus. Both quick and quiet.
  • Good control of distortions and CA. Good contrast.
  • Good wide open performance and stops to f/32
  • Ideal focal length for portrait work (on cameras it is designed for)

The negative points are:

  • Resolution slightly disappointing for a modern lens (although adequate for job)
  • No lens hood supplied.
  • Restrictive mount.

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

Autofocus shows its technologically modern performance – it is fast, quiet and accurate.

Optically, the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens performs very well. It is very sharp wide open.