Canon Macro 60mm | Canon 60mm Macro Review

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

Canon Macro 60mm

Canon 60mm Macro

Canon Macro Lenses come in a wide variety of sizes and focal lengths.

The Canon Macro 60mm lens is one of those sleeper lenses that some do not consider “good enough” for professional shots. None the less, it gives wonderful image quality in both macro work and portrait photography. It provides a focal length that is equal to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Since it is an EF-S lens, it is suitable for all the Rebel digital SLRs , 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, and now the 60D camera line. It also will fit the Canon 7D. However, it will not fit on the professional grade “full frame” cameras such as the Canon 5D.

The Canon 60mm macro has a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The interior focusing mechanism is driven by a powerful ring-type ultra-sonic motor (USM). This means that the lens’s overall length never changes during focus.

This lens is great for several purposes in addition to macro. It doubles as a super portrait lens as well as an available-light lens, meaning it does very well in low light situations.

Technical Stuff:

  • 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

Some Sample Shots from the Amazon Gallery (click on the image for the full preview)

Canon macro 60mm image of a lizard

Frog in woods. Taken with Canon Rebel XT and 60mm

Closeup of an eye with Canon macro 60mm

Closeup of an eye - Shot with a Canon 60mm Macro