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
MakerCanon
Technical data
TypePrime
Focus driveUltrasonic motor
Focal length60mm
Crop factorAPS-C
Aperture (max/min)f/2.8 – f/32
Close focus distance0.20 m (7.9 in)
Max. magnification1:1
Diaphragm blades7
Construction12 elements in 8 groups
Features
Short back focusYes Yes
Lens-based stabilizationNo No
Macro capableYes Yes
Unique features1:1 macro
ApplicationMacro/portrait
Physical
Max. length69.8 mm
Diameter73 mm
Weight335 g (0.74 lb)
Filter diameter52 mm
Accessories
Lens hoodET-67B
Angle of view
Horizontal20° 40'
Vertical14° 10'
Diagonal25° 30'
History
Introduction2005
Retail info
MSRPUS $400 USD

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is Canon's first EF-S (APS-C sensor-specific) macro lens, and also the company's first prime lens made specifically for the EF-S mount. Introduced in 2005, it was the only EF-S prime lens until the announcement of the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM in September 2014; a second EF-S macro lens, the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, was added to the lens lineup in April 2017. As an EF-S lens, 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]

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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.