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Canon EF-S 60mm 1:2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm 1:2.8 Macro USM
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279 reviews

Apr, 2014

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


I have to admit, when the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens was announced, I was less than enthusiastic overa new short focal length macro lens compatible only with the EF-S lens mountDigital SLRs.But now that I've had a chance to use it, I think...

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My son is very excited about this.


I bought this for my son's birthday and this lens is all he talks about.

Lightweight,Strong Construction

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Great Lens


Easy to use, great pictures.

Durable,Easily Interchangeable,Fast \/ accurate auto-focus,Lightweight,Rugged,Strong Construction


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Great versatile lens


I just recently purchased this lens for my wife and she is in love with it. We got it just in time for spring so she could use it for flower photography. She has already tested it out on the early flowers and has been amazed at the quality. On our...

Consistent Output,Durable,Easily Interchangeable,Excellent depth of field,Great picture quality,Rugged,Strong Construction

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Good lens


The day after I got my lens in the mail, DELL put it on sale even though it is out of stock. This is no way to treat a customer who has spent $7,000.00 with them. Never a coupon! Then they go and do this to me. My business with DELL is on notice unless...

The newly designed ultrasonic motor for this lens works great. It is very quiet. Very light weight. Very accurate focusing easy to achieve

Needs a lot of light to autofocus. I use the MR-14 EX macro ring flash that puts a modeling light on the subject for easy auto focusing

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Great images


with 2 new grandchildren, im sure this camera will be used a lot., and with the 2 gig card, i will be able to shoot hundreds at a time.

Can zoom in for close wildlife shots and tricky images.

cant think of any right now, but if i did they would certainly be minor

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This lens takes great portrait


I have had this lens for quite a while. I have taken close up pictures and portraits, and have been very satisfied with the results for the money to add to your crop sensor and kit lenses. This is a good start. I would recommend it to anyone

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love it!...


This lens does great pics!!!..I can't believe how sharp the image looks....Love it!!

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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, Super-sharp images, macro capabilities, wide aperture

fixed zoom, no image stabilisation

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second best purchase ever!


I'm 83 & not able to hunt with a rifle anymore, therefore I hunt insects & flowers close to home. This little lens on my Canon T3i meets ALL my needs, & takes a great portrait picture too! If your in the market for a true macro lens give this 1 a try....

Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images

Product Specifications

The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM is the first true Macro lens in the EF-S series. A dynamic, compact, fast focusing lens providing dramatic detail that goes beyond the human eye. With its ability to focus life-size images onto the image sensor, the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM offers true macro performance in the EF-S lens series. Having an effective focal length of approximately 96mm in 35mm format, it produces breathtaking close-up results. A minimum focusing distance of just 20cm gets you super close to your subject, filling your frame only with the subject detail you require. The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM works in harmony with EF-S mount EOS cameras to let you explore an exciting new photographic dimension. Nature photographers will delight in the ability to capture the intricate beauty of tiny features. With capacity to reproduce an image on the sensor that is as large as the subject itself, you take your audience inside a magnificent miniature world. Portrait photographers will enjoy working with the large aperture, which narrows depth of field and creates beautiful background blur, making your subject stand out with dramatic effect. The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM adds enormous versatility to your kit while adding little weight. Its near-silent Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) provides super-fast precision auto-focusing with full-time manual override. Over 60 years of optical engineering heritage have gone into producing a lens that delivers exacting picture quality standards. Canon lens technologies combine to produce high corner-to-corner resolution, brightness, contrast and balanced color reproduction, throughout all focusing distances. Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens has specially shaped lens elements with Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare, which can be caused by reflections off a digital camera sensor. An exclusive optional lens hood further reduces the incidence of flare.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EF-S

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max View Angle:24.5degrees/25degrees
Min Focal Length:60mm
Min Focus Range:7.9in
Special Functions:Macro
System Type:Lens
Type:Macro lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF-S

Optical System

Magnification:1 / 1