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

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The Canon EF-S 60mm Macro lens is a dynamic, compact, fast-focusing lens that provides dramatic detail that goes beyond the human eye.

Having an effective focal length of approximately 96mm in 35mm format, it produces breathtaking close-up results. A minimum focusing distance of just 20cm gets you super close to your subject, filling your frame with only the subject you require.

Perfectly suited to nature photography, you’ll be able to capture tiny, intricate features. With capacity to reproduce an image on the sensor that is as large vas the subject itself, you can take your audience inside a magnificent miniature world. The large aperture means it’s also great for portrait photography. You can narrow the depth of field and create beautiful background blur, making your subject stand out with dramatic effect.

The lens has specially shaped lens elements with Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare, which can be caused by reflections off the sensor. It’s extremely light and features an Ultra Sonic Motor for near-silent operation.

Suitable for use with Canon Digital SLR cameras.

Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Yes- USM
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
L70 x Dia.73mm
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Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
96mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF-S
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
19.99cm (7.87")
Model name / number
EF-S 60mm
Sensor Format
Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great lens Just before a trip to Shetland I realised I needed a Macro lens to get detail of the lovely flowers at this time of the year. Having a Canon D70 camera I looked at reviews and this lens fitted the bill. Good performance and competitive price and excellent results. 01 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Macro lens I've now had this for a few months but not had much opportunity to use it. It's not like any other lens I've had and I've only ever used the macro setting on a camera so I'm still getting used to it, but will hopefully find it useful 16 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Lens If your undecided on what lens to buy, this Macro lens is multi functional which means it's great value because of that. Close up photography produces great results. 14 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Piece of Photographic Equipment The one piece of equipment that I was missing from my camera bag and now I have got it. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens does everything that it promised and is also fabulous for taking Portraits. Don't know how I managed without it previously. 17 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply Amazing Thought I'd test this as a walk around lens for a car event I had to shoot. My main camera was set up with a tripod so I had this on my 2nd camera which is a 30D. I am completely surprised at the images I was able to capture with only using available light in the showroom. Sharp, fast, great bokeh when I wanted it and light weight. I've never used this lens before other than shooting macro shots so this was a great opportunity to try it in a walk around shooting fashion. I will definitely be using this more, just wish it was compatible with my 5D Mark II. 09 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality, cheaper price I bought this lens yesterday for my t5i and I was skeptical at first. I have never bought a macro lens before and I wasn't really sure what to expect. After playing around with it for a while and taking multiple test shots, I started to get a hang of it. The 1:1 shots are incredibly crisp and sharp and I was genuinely surprised at how detailed they were. Normally to get a shot like that I would have had to do some cropping in post, but now I don't have to. The lens also functions well as a regular prime lens too. The autofocus is exceptionally fast, probably the fastest that I own. My only complaint is that sometimes the AF is a little slow if you are up close. What I mean by that, is that the lens zooms in then out, and then steps into focus. 11 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by My most used lens I am an novice photographer, but I really wanted to get into macro photography, as well as candid snapshots, so I chose this lens. Being fixed lens, it has better image quality than most zoom lenses. The downfall to this, being the lack a zooming abilities! I've heard all over that a 50mm lens offers the best 1:1 ratio, but I find that a 60mm fits a 1:1 ration even better. The f-stop can be opened up to f/2.8 which isn't the widest aperture on the market, but it certainly is nice. Such an aperture also produces gorgeous, smooth bokeh. This lens has an ultra-sonic motor, and this gives it exceptionally fast auto-focus. After using a USM lens, I probably wouldn't be able to use any slow motor lenses ever again. This lens obviously provides a great lens for street photography, or even portraits, but it also allows macro photography. All you need it decent lighting and a tripod, and this lens will give you professionally sharp, incredibly detailed images. This lens is an EF-S mount, so it won't fit on a full frame body, but that's fine for me, since I shoot a 550D. My only complaint with this lens is the lack of image stabilisation. When I'm moving in super close to a tiny bug, or trying to take detailed shots of someone's eye, etc. It's very easy to shake, and with no IS, I've lost many pictures that turned out blurry. But of course, with IS, this lens would be much more expensive, and out of my price range. Overall, this lense is superb, and for sure my favorite of 3 lenses. This lens is almost always on my camera. 03 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by second best purchase ever! I'm 83 & not able to hunt with a rifle anymore, therefore I hunt insects & flowers close to home. This little lens on my Canon T3i meets ALL my needs, & takes a great portrait picture too! If your in the market for a true macro lens give this 1 a try. I guarantee you won't regret it. 12 October 2012
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