Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Digital SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLR Cameras
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EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens with 35mm equivalent of 96mm * compatible with Canon APS-C sensor digital SLR cameras only * USM (ultra sonic motor) for fast, silent focusing * auto focus system allows full-time manual focus override with lens still in AF mode * ideal for close-up, portrait, and available light shooting * working distance: 3-1/2" from front of lens to subject at life-size (1:1) magnification *

Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 60mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 60mm lens offers an angle of view that's equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, along with a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The inner focusing system, meanwhile, is driven by a silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), meaning the lens's overall length never changes during focus. Ultimately, the multi-purpose lens is equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits, or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S lenses, this lens is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel, and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.

  • Focal length: 60mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
  • Lens construction: 12 elements in 8 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 25 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Manual
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.65 feet
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter, 2.8 inches long
  • Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • 60mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras
  • 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera
  • Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification
  • Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing
  • Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Not Great but not awful, This CAN come in handy.
    I love macro photography and this is the only lens I can actually use up close without it blurring so right there that is essential. The quality on the other hand, isn't the best in my opinion.. I don't know what it is but I have alot of trouble getting a good crisp image compared to my 2 other lenses. You can view my skull image submissions to see what I'm dealing with. Again, this COULD be me.. Sometimes I do have regrets spending so much money, I don't think it's worth the price.. There are some amazing lenses for 400.00 these days and this is not one of them.

    Decent lens, not awful, not great....more info
  • Awesome lens!
    Purchased this lens separately from my xti and 40D bodies. The quality of this lens in simply great. [...]....more info
  • deceptive advertising from Warehouse Deals
    This is another example from Amason deceptive advertising!This lense street price is $400. Why it is on Warehouse Deals with 38% when they try to sell it for $399?...more info
  • Way to go.
    I just got this lens and I'm in the learning process of the use.
    I know I'll love it.
    Some of the picture I took are very clean e sharp.
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  • Gift for Girl Friend & she loves it
    Excellent lens that takes great close shots, Perfect for anyone looking for a standard macro lens at a great price...more info
  • EF-S 60 mm Macro Lens - Works Great!!!
    I only wish that I had bought this lens earlier so I could have been using it longer. I am especially pleased with the short minimum focus distance - about 3 inches. This allows you to get very close to a small subject and to still fill the frame with the subject.
    I have had no problems with this lens and I love it....more info
  • Canon's normal macro lens for its digital cameras
    The new Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM Digital SLR lens is designed to cover the entire field of the digital imaging sensors in Canon's digital SLR line, most notably the Canon EOS 20D. This corresponds in film to a normal lens perspective of approximately a 50mm lens. Furthermore it benefits from having Canon's USM autofocusing technology, allowing the photograher to have rapid, almost silent, autofocus, which is important when working in the field (You don't want to distract the animal you are photographing with the sound of the lens being focused.). Although this lens is not a L Series lens, the quality of its construction comes close to Canon's premium L Series professional line of lenses. Indeed, I have read elsewhere an excellent test report (I believe at Erwin Puts's website) on this lens praising its optical performance. Any Canon user of digital SLRs such as the EOS 20D who is interested in macro photography will regard this lens as absolutely essential for making great macro images....more info
  • Awesome Lens
    This lens is well worth the price. The first thing you will notice is the quality when you handle the lens. It has a very solid construction. But once you mount the lens is where it REALLY shines. The clarity of focus is the best I've seen and the focus is super fast. The macro functionality is just awesome. I highly recommend this lens....more info
  • Would recommend the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens
    I am very pleased with the lens. Our granddaughters cheer and in the past, it has been nearly impossible to get clear shots of them at a distance (and because of the lighting in the gym). With this lens, the shots came out great.

    Looking for detail and clarity, then this is the lens to buy....more info
  • Awesome lens!!
    I love my 60mm macro and have got some really nice shots with it. It is identical in construction to the Canon 100mm macro. The only real difference between the two is the minimum focusing distance. You have to get about 6" with the 60mm and about 12" for the same shot with the 100mm. You cannot go wrong with this lens and besides it makes a reaaly nice portrait lens as well....more info
  • WOW!
    One word...WOW! Never have I seen a lens, combined with 50D digital technology that has such sharp pictures, with NO aliasing. The auto focus...once it kicks in, super. Unbelievable.
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  • Love it! Love it! Love it!
    I absolutely love this lens. I recently took it to a family celebration and took family photos. The clarity is amazing. I am truly happy....more info
  • Great For Dental Photography
    I have a Canon Rebel XT camera and a Canon MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite, and this has really helped improve the quality of my close up photography. This is definitely worth the money. It has worked great since I started using it a month ago....more info
  • Economical, Near-L Quality Lens
    I am an entry-level photographer with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400d) and have been shooting with it for over a year now. My first of three lens was the "kit" EF-S 18-55mm (good for beginners, but you'll want to upgrade), my second was the EF 28-135mm IS USM (a highly versitile lens with mid-quality optics and Image Stabilization, a life-saver if you know anything about photography), and my third and most recent purchase was the EF-S 60mm USM Macro.

    This lens sports superior color and sharpness to either of my other two lenses, and it shows in the pictures I have taken using it. Even with the aperture wide open, the graphics stay sharp and crisp with excelent bokeh. As a prime, this lens obviously has advantages in both sharpness and color over any non-"L" zoom. However, even with it's fixed focal length, I did not expect the quality that this lens has shown. As it's title sugests, it takes excellent macro photos, and, with it's fast aperture, it is also good for portraits.

    As I mentioned in the title, if you're looking for "L" quality with a big white lens, you won't find it here. But this lens comes so close to "L" that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference. And with a price this low, how can you complain? I would recommend this lens to all photographers using an APS-C frame (1.6x conversion) in Rebels, XT's, XTi's, and 20-40d's....more info
  • A fine lens but not much sharper than the standard zoom that comes with the XTi
    I like the lens but am disappointed in its responsiveness. Since the focus range is so great, you really have to prefocus if you want any kind of focusing speed. The ability to manually focus while using auto focus is a nice feature. Prior to this I had been using some expensive close up filters with the standard Rebel XTi zoom lens and getting good results. I haven't done a side by side comparison which would tell me more once I uploaded it into my photo program and had a chance to magnify the image. I suspect I would find the edges sharper with the Macro. Still, if I could do it over again, I would opt out of this purchase. ...more info
  • Canon Rules!
    A great lens! The USM is fast and inaudible a great feature. Sharpness and light gathering capabilities are excellent. I have been a Canon user since the late 60's my first Canon was an FTQL check out Canon's web site and you can see every camera and it's history that they ever made, very interesting. ...more info
  • A great Canon macro lens!
    This is a light weight lens that is a pleasure to use whether you're taking photographs of little critters or jewelry!...more info
  • As prized as all my L glass!!
    This is the first lens I added to my 20D kit, and seven more lens purchases later this little lens remains one of my favorites. Thel 1:1 magnification gives amazing macro results; when used properly images are utterly crisp with great clarity, contrast and at 2.8 you'll get amazing bokeh. As the owner of a few heavy L lenses I really appreciate the compact size of the 60 and the build quality is impressive at this price point. When compared to the build of the 50mm 1.4 (another great little lens) the 60 blows it away. Manual focus is smooth and overall the lens offers a solid feel.

    I've recommended this lens to a handful of fellow shooters and all who have bought it have not been disappointed. In addition to being a great compact macro it's great for portraits, making it all the more 'affordable.' EFS might be an issue for anyone considering a full-frame upgrade in the future. However, if you're like me, you'll keep a 1.6 crop sensor as a back-up and can use this lens on that body. I know others who love the 100mm but as someone who has acquired some big, heavy lenses that take up lots of room in my camera bag, I love being able to stash this little lens and go!...more info