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EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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).
  • True flat-field macro lens that can focus to full life-size magnification
  • Fill the frame with a subject the size of a penny
  • Working distance of nearly 4 inches from front of lens to subject at 1x
  • Canon's shortest focal length macro lens ever with fully internal focusing
  • Accepts both MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite and MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite
  • Circular aperture design - natural highlights, even stopped down two stops
  • Optimized for digital SLRs: special coatings to minimize reflections and flare

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 60mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ2.8
    Minimum: ƒ32
  • Angle of View 25°
  • Lens Construction 12 elements in 8 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 7
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 20cm (7.874")
  • Filter Size 52mm
  • Weight 335g (11.82 oz)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Lenstip
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM review - Introduction -
The last EF-S lens, designed for a small APS-C sensor, that’s left for our tests, is Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM. It’s an instrument which, on small sensors, was to be the equivalent of a classic and already tested by us “hundred”, so...
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Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review
I have to admit, when the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens was announced, I was less than enthusiastic over a new short focal length macro lens compatible only with the EF-S lens mount Digital SLRs. But now that I've had a chance to use it, I...
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Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 60mm Macro
This Canon 60mm macro is optically spectacular. It works well and has no downsides, other than being only 60mm and only working on the 1.6x sensor cameras. If you really want to use this for macro, for only about $80 more the Canon 100mm macro is...
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