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

BH #CA6028MEF • MFR #0284B002
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 96mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Super Spectra Coating
Mixing a comfortable short telephoto focal length with optimized close-up capabilities, the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM from Canon is an EF-S-mount prime designed for APS-C-format DSLRs. As a true macro optic, this lens affords a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a 7.9" minimum focusing distance, and its 96mm equivalent focal length also makes it an ideal option for portraiture. The optical design affords a high degree of sharpness and resolution across the image frame and individual elements have been treated with a Super Spectra coating to minimize lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. The lens also employs an Ultrasonic Motor along with an internal focusing design to realize quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Overview

Mixing a comfortable short telephoto focal length with optimized close-up capabilities, the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM from Canon is an EF-S-mount prime designed for APS-C-format DSLRs. As a true macro optic, this lens affords a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a 7.9" minimum focusing distance, and its 96mm equivalent focal length also makes it an ideal option for portraiture. The optical design affords a high degree of sharpness and resolution across the image frame and individual elements have been treated with a Super Spectra coating to minimize lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. The lens also employs an Ultrasonic Motor along with an internal focusing design to realize quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.

Short telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs and provides a 96mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" to suit working with close-up subjects.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length during operation and contributes to faster, more responsive focusing performance.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

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

Focal Length
60mm (35mm Equivalent: 96mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
24° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification
1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:1
Optical Design
12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.87 x 2.75" / 72.9 x 69.85 mm
Weight
11.82 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.65 x 3.5 x 3.45"

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

Beautiful lens

By Jon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-02

I do a lot of macro and I will also use this for portrait. In fact I have a portrait shoot this afternoon at 4pm.

Amazing lens.

By Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-29

Great lens. Super sharp. Great build quality. Amazing pictures with my 90d

Great macro lens at a great price

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-25

As usual with B&H, the lens arrived quickly. It has proven to give excellent performance either handheld in the open or on a tripod doing copy work. I am very happy with this lens.

First Maco Lens

By Greg
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-23

Took it out for spin on small fungi. Took some fine photos but because there is no Image Stabilization I learned that you have to be careful with shutter speed and with my aperture. If I set it wide open my focal length is very narrow. With practice I'll learn.

A very good first macro lens

By Kris
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-04

I've been photographing birds for a very long time. Being at home more because of the pandemic piqued an interest in the pollinators and other insects around my garden. Why not macro photography? This isn't a top of the line lens, but for the money, it's solid, and a great first lens for macro photography. Images are crisp and clear and it is amazing what the lens can see that the naked eye can not.

Excellent Lens

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-19

Although I’ve only had this lens for several weeks, I already love it. Was able to get a super close shot of a bumble bee with no problem. I am also able to use it as a prime lens as it focuses to infinity. A very versatile lens.

My New Favorite Lens

By Cassandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-12

I didn't know what to expect from this lens, never having used a macro lens before, and it absolutely does not disappoint. The range is incredible and the quality of image in the right lighting is stunning.

Great macro lens

By Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-02

Performs exactly as a Canon lens should. The images are sharp and clean. I have used Canon SLRs since the 1970s and have never been disappointed.

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question

does this work on Canon eos rebel xsi?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it is 100% compatible with the Canon Rebel XSI.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Canon EOS Rebel T 6 will it work?

Canon EOS Rebel T 6 will it work?
Asked by: Vicky
Yes. This lens is fully compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-03-22

question

Can I use this lens, Canon 60mm macro, with the FotodioX adapter for my sony a6000?
Asked by: Nancy R.
Yes, you can use this lens with a Canon EF lens adapter for Sony E mount cameras.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

WILL THIS WORK ON MY 50D CANNON
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is fully compatible for use on the Canon EOS 50D DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

can i use this on a red scarlet?
Asked by: Divine
Yes. Page 213 of the RED/Scarlet Operation Guide included with the camera states that the DSMC Canon Mount and DSMC Canon MOTION MOUNT is compatible and will electronically support the Canon 60mm f/2.8 EF-S USM Macro lens.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

looking for a great macro lens for my 5D Mark III. Is this compatible?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 is not compatible with the 5D III. Canons EF-S lenses are not compatible with the full frame cameras. For the 5D III, you might look at the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens (B&H # CA10028MEFQ).
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2020-07-14

question

Is this lense compatible with a canon 40d and would it be recommended for newborn photography?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens and camera are fully compatible and the lens is very good for doing close up macro photos of newborns.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is this compatible with the canon EF-EOSm lens ...

Is this compatible with the canon EF-EOSm lens adapter for M6 markII?
Asked by: William
Yup! It is compatible with the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-12-21
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