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

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The Canon Lens Review Overall Rating Break Down for the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review Construction: 90/100
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review Price Rating: 95/100
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review Overall Image Quality: 90/100
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review Overall Score: 92/100
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review is an "A-" Quality Lens.

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The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is a hidden secret among digital 35mm photographers that needs to be unleashed. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is absolutely amazing. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is compact, well built and shoot images that you would only expect from Canon L-series glass. Now before I get carried away lens start with the basics.

The subject distance scale comes standard on the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, which I wish was present on every Canon lens. This allows you to gauge (to a degree) how close you are to the subject you are shooting.

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens comes standard with the powerful ring type USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drive which enables you to have lightning fast focusing, with a silent motor so you donít scare away the wildlife. It also helps to be able to focus quickly and accurately when you donít think conditions will permit.

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is an EF-S mount which means that the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens will not work on both Canon digital SLRs and Canon film SLRs. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens will only mount on the Canon EOS 20D, 350D, EOS Digital Rebel and the Canon 30D cameras. I apologize to any of you out there who donít use at least a Canon 20D, or Canon 30D as a backup camera, because you are missing out.

On the camera bodies listed above the actual field of view or focal length of the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is about 96mm. This focal length allows the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens to double as a portrait lens if you so desire.

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens boats a true IF (internal focus) design, which meant that the front element of the lens does not actually rotate, and so the lens remains in itís original state and size regardless of the focus distance.

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is extremely well built especially considering the price. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens feel solid and secure in you hand, and gives you confidence in the overall design.

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens comes standard with both AF (autofocus) and MF (manual focus) modes. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens also has Full-Time Manual Focusing which enables the photographer to focus manually even when the autofocus mode is turned on. You simply set the camera to ONE SHOT AF mode and then press the shutter button down halfway. While you have the shutter button down halfway you may turn the focus ring to focus manually. Having this function on the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens will help new users avoid stripping their focus rings while doing manual focusing in and autofocus mode.

The magnification of the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is a 1:1 ratio. The minimum focusing distance on the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is 0.2m or about an inch away from the subject. I would suggest picking up a haze filter as you will quickly notice that the front element of glass is extremely close to the end of the lens, and you wouldnít want to scratch it.

The AF speed on the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is exceptionally fast with is not always common on macro lenses.

The image quality of the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is superb. The image sharpness is absolutely incredible. The overall image quality of the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens rivals that of any Canon L-Series lens with the exception of overall color and contrast which is better when you shoot with Canonís L-Series glass. The only disadvantage with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens was that there is a bit of light fall-off when you are wide open at an f/2.8.

All-in-all the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is an excellent lens and if you are looking for a macro lens within the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens focal range, then I know this is the lens for you. You will not be disappointed with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, especially at itís relatively low price.