Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
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Reading so many reviews this lens is awesome for macro/close ups photos.
25 February 2013
Summary: This lens is for close-ups/macro photos and pictures come so clear and shows every detail. Love this lens. I use it to take pics of my infant daughter and my twins. Their faces come so clear and beautiful. I wouldn't use any other lens. I'm not an expert. I'm still learning. I use it with canon camera t3i.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens primarily to convert a few thousand family slides and film negatives to digital. I have not started the project yet, but am making purchases and will describe my intentions. If these reviews can be updated, I will edit this review to include the final results. <br /><br />Would be appreciative of any feedback. <br /><br />I intend to purchase a Nikon 60MM slide/film copier which has threads which match the filter threads on this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Film Copy To Digital, Macro, Nice Bokeh, Portrait, Rugged, Slide Copy To Digitl, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Film Copy To Digital, Macro, Nice Bokeh, Portrait, Rugged, Slide Copy To Digitl
Summary: This lens makes it fun to take pictures. I love taking closeup pictures of flowers and other botanical specimens. The pictures are sharp. The color is excellent. I also love the way it blurs the background. The pictures look very artistic. The lens isn't heavy so although it doesn't have iso-stablization, I haven't had a problem with blurred images. If I get really close, it's probably best to use a tripod, but I haven't had to do that yet.
A very fine lens, but not great for indoor available light photography
7 November 2012
Summary: The Canon EF-S 60mm is one among a handful of lenses in the Canon lineup capable of 1:1 "life-size" macro focus. This means that the image projected onto the photo sensor at the minimum focus distance is the same size as the subject. The other lenses capable of 1:1 magnification include the EF 100mm f/2.8, the EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS, the 180mm f/3.5 L, and the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 (this last one is actually capable of 5x life size, but does not focus to infinity).
Summary: Pros: * Amazing lens quality, especially for the price. Very sharp and clear, no bending, vignette, or other types of "lens character" to it. * Versatile. While it is intended for macro photography, this lens can also be used for portraits and as a general utility lens. When using it as a general purpose lens it is important to spend time getting to know it, because it does have some limitations.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, macro capabilities, wide aperture