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Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM
alaAverage 3.9

140 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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Consumer review by: dr s (newegg.com)

great for dental photography

 

use with rebel xsi, mr-14 ring flash, aperature at 29 or 32 and shutter speed 1/60. get great depth of field and incredible detail

takes great before and after photos of patients teeth. When I put patients pictures up on the screen, I can zoom in on the smallest detail and patients can clearly see and understand what I see. The smallest details are clearly obvious. Patients can...

will sometimes hunt for focus, but I manual focus anyway

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: goeslikethis (newegg.com)

great macro and portrait lens

 

60 mm is too short a focal length for photographing insects - you get too close to the subject and it flies away. If you like hunting bugs then you should consider a longer focal length lens that will give the same magnification from a greater distance.

A true 1:1 macro lens. Very sharp. This focal length works beautifully as a portrait lens too. Nice bokeh at f2.8 ; There's real-time manual focus or you can use the manual/auto switch ; Takes inexpensive 52mm filters. The front does not rotate when...

EF-S mount so it won't work on full frame bodies. Sometimes autofocus gets VERY confused and hunts a lot (you should use manual focus for macro instead)

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Kali (newegg.com)

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

 

Definitely worth the money.

Amazing macro abilities, every picture I've taken with this lens has turned out far beyond beautiful. It's easy to use, and I love the small DEF. Definitely recommended to any photographer interested in doing macro work. Its also great for portraits

Lens "hunts" a little in AF mode, but besides that I haven't found any other problems with it

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Arne (newegg.com)

Incredible lens

 

One of the best Nikon macro lenses you can buy. Highly recommended.

Razor sharp, quality build, little (if any) distortion. Far superior to the 18-135 mm kit lens

Auto focus on my D80 isn't always able to focus

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice lens

 

This is a great portrait lens. Not the best walk around lens but it does take nice clean shots. Very clear and sharp

Since it is a 60 mm macro lens the DOF isnt large

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Terry (abt.com)

Simply Amazing

 

Thought I'd test this as a walk around lens for a car event I had to shoot. My main camera was set up with a tripod so I had this on my 2nd camera which is a 30D. I am completely surprised at the images I was able to capture with only using available...

Super-sharp images

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: daultoninw (abt.com)

High quality, cheaper price

 

I bought this lens yesterday for my t5i and I was skeptical at first. I have never bought a macro lens before and I wasn't really sure what to expect. After playing around with it for a while and taking multiple test shots, I started to get a hang of...

extremely fast on non closeup subjects ; Fast auto-focus ; Superior build quality ; Super-sharp images

af can be slow at times

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Maud (buydig.com)

What I wanted when I wanted it

 

I got this lens because I am particularly interested in doing macro photography as a pastime, not a professional. It looked like the best lens for this purpose as it lacked only image stabilization which is minimally helpful at such close distances...

Easily Interchangeable ; Fast / accurate auto-focus

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Maud (beachcamera.com)

What I wanted when I wanted it

 

I got this lens because I am particularly interested in doing macro photography as a pastime, not a professional. It looked like the best lens for this purpose as it lacked only image stabilization which is minimally helpful at such close distances...

Easily Interchangeable ; Fast / accurate auto-focus

May, 2013

Consumer review by: UberBunsen (abt.com)

My most used lens

 

I am an novice photographer, but I really wanted to get into macro photography, as well as candid snapshots, so I chose this lens. Being fixed lens, it has better image quality than most zoom lenses. The downfall to this, being the lack a zooming...

Fast auto-focus ; Macro capabilities ; Super-sharp images ; Wide aperture

fixed zoom ; no image stabilisation

Nov, 2012