Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Canon EF-S 60mm Macro Lens

maker: Canon
focal length: 60 mm
max aperture: f/2.8
angle of view: 25°
filter size: 52 mm
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Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 60mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 60mm lens offers an angle of view that’s equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, along with a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The inner focusing system, meanwhile, is driven by a silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), meaning the lens’s overall length never changes during focus. Ultimately, the multi-purpose lens is equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits, or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S lenses, this lens is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel, and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.


  • True flat-field macro lens that can focus to full life-size magnification

  • Fill the frame with a subject the size of a penny

  • Working distance of nearly 4 inches from front of lens to subject at 1x

  • Canon’s shortest focal length macro lens ever with fully internal focusing

Photos Taken with this Lens

Purple Flower

Related Articles

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The Secret World of Macro Photography (jul 12, 2009)

While some may consider macro photographs interesting, I consider it to be a form of meditation — or a method of creating material for meditation. The subjects I photograph with a macro lens relate to a childhood need to hide from the larger world.