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

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EF-S 60mm Macro USM
EF-S 60mm Macro USM.jpg
Key features
Maker: Canon
Image stabilization: No No
Ultrasonic motor: Yes Yes
Short back focus: Yes Yes
Macro capable: Yes Yes
Unique features: 1:1 macro
Application: Macro/portrait
Technical data
Type: Prime
Focal length: 60mm
Frame coverage: APS-C
Aperture (max/min): f/2.8 – f/32
Construction: 8 groups / 12 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 7
Close focus distance: 0.20 m (7.9 in)
Max. magnification: 1:1
Physical
Max. diameter: 73 mm
Max. length: 69.8 mm
Weight: 335 g (0.74 lb)
Filter diameter: 52 mm
Accessories
Lens hood: ET-67B
Angle of view
Horizontal: 20° 40'
Vertical: 14° 10'
Diagonal: 25° 30'
History
Introduced: 2005
Retail info
MSRP US$ US $400

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is Canon's only EF-S (APS-C sensor specific) macro lens. Introduced in 2005, it was the first EF-S prime lens, and remained the only EF-S prime lens until the announcement of the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM in September 2014. It can only be used on cameras with a 1.6x crop factor and is the equivalent of a 96mm lens mounted on a 35mm format camera. As such this lens also can be a good choice for portrait photography.

Its front element does not rotate, nor does it protrude when focusing. This is especially useful when working with a polarization filter or close to the subject.

The circular aperture results in a pleasantly soft bokeh.[1][2][3]

Example images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM macro – Test Report / Review". photozone.de. Retrieved 8 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Canon EF-S 60/2.8 Macro Lens Review". photo.net. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review". the-digital-picture.com. Retrieved 5 February 2009.