Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro


Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro


Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro
This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  normal prime lenses, a normal lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is designed and meant for Canon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 60 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 96 mm on your Canon camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 52 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "ET-67B") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
Light weight (335 gr)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
No lens hood is included
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Normal Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 60 mm
This is a "EF-Slens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 96 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 12 elements / 8 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:20 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 52 mm
Lens Hood:
ET-67B(not included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):73 x 69 mm
Vikt:335 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)469 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"Canon’s EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, a medium-length macro lens for EF-S lens-compatible digital SLR cameras, marks the first macro lens in the company’s EF-S series lineup. Accordingly, the lens is ideally suited for use with the EOS Kiss Digital N, announced today, as well as the highly acclaimed EOS 20D advanced-amateur model launched in September 2004. The EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM utilizes a smaller image circle and a short back focal distance to enable macro photography up to life-size 1:1 magnification and a focal length equivalent to 96mm (35mm format), while also making possible a highly compact, lightweight design. The lens employs an inner focusing system in which the first lens group is fixed in position and the second through fourth lens groups move independently in a three-group floating system. This system, also featured in the EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens for 35mm cameras released in March 2000, combines high image quality at all focusing lengths with a 90 mm working distance in 1:1 macro mode, the longest in its class*. As a result, users need not worry about the front of the lens touching the subject when shooting macro photos. The EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM´s lens element positioning and lens coating have been optimized to ensure excellent color balance while minimizing the flare and ghosting that can easily occur when the lens is used with a digital camera. In consideration of the environment, the EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM uses only lead-free glass optics and was designed in anticipation of the EU´s Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive, which is due to take effect in July 2006.

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)."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/canon-ef-s-2-8-60-mm-an-canon-7d-1028942,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/canon-ef-s-2-8-60-mm-usm-macro-an-canon-450d-macrotest-1019819,923.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-ef-s-60mm-f-2-8-macro-usm-13349
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Canon-EF-S-60mm-f28-Macro-USM
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=293&sort=7&cat=2&page=3
 
shutterbug.com
http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/0406canonefs
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/canon-slr-lenses-39/macro-slr-lenses-62/48-canon-ef-s-60mm-f28-macro-usm-lens-review.html
 
techradar.com
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/camera-lenses/canon-ef-s-60mm-f-2-8-usm-macro--285518/review
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-60mm-f-2.8-Macro-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro
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