- Model name: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
- Release Date: Feb. 17, 2005
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Canon
- Color: Black
- Availability: April 2005
- Price: $449
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM is a f/2.8 prime lens which has the same effective focal length range that a 96mm lens would have on a 35mm camera. One of the major USPs of this lens is the presence of the floating optical elements which enables it to produce 1:1 magnification making it also suitable for true macro photography enthusiasts. Overall it functions as a general purpose lens which can be used for portraits as well.
Another major feature of the lens is the Ultra-Sonic motor (ring-type) that makes the lens extremely quiet when auto-focusing. It also has FTM or full time manual which allows the focusing ring to be tweaked and manually adjust focus even when auto-focusing is engaged. This saves the user from having to first flick a MF/AF switch.
The lens construction is a collection of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups. The diaphragm of the lens is made of 7 blades and the maximum aperture they give is f/2.8. They can also stop all the way to f/32. Focusing is very smooth. During auto or manual focusing the lens barrel does not extend nor does it rotate (apart from the focusing ring which rotates during manual focusing).
The external construction of the lens is entirely almost of plastic. The markings on the lens are done using paint. The mount is however made using metal. The external dimensions of the lens are 2.9″ x 2.8″ and it weighs 335 grams. The lens accepts a filter of size 52mm. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sample Images by Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macr on Flickr
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Specifications
|35mm film equivalent focal length||Approx. 96|
|Angle of view||H:20°40′, V:14°10′, D:24°30′|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.20|
|Max magnification (x)||1.00|
|Filter Size (mm)||52|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||73 x 69.8|
|Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II||1.28 – 0.20|
|Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II||1.61 – 0.44|