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