EF-S 60mm Macro Lens

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  1. jefflesh

    jefflesh TPF Noob!

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    I was looking at getting this lens for some macro shots, it looks like the reviews are all good for it but I want to hear from people who have it. Additionally, I would like to see some pictures from this lens so that I can see images for myself, not that that means much, lol...

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    Seefutlung TPF Noob!

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    Go to www.photozone.de for an independant review of lenses. You'll see that most marcos are very good resolution-wise. What I appreciate about Canon macros is that they all have internal focus ... which I feel is important in macros. This gallery is mostly with the 60mm EF-S:

    http://garyayala.smugmug.com/gallery/665568#28692310

    Remember that if you upgrade to a 1D or 5D the EF-S lenses won't fit. And that the 100mm macro and the 180mm macro will delivery the same magnification as the 60 macro, all 1:1. The main dif is that the shorter the lens the closer you have to be to the subject ... so if your main interest is insects ... then maybe a longer lens might be better ... you won't scare the little fellers away. Sigma and Tamron also make great macros.

    an example:
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have no personal experience with the lens but just from what I have read, I would probably have chosen the 100mm f2.8 USM Macro over the EF-S 60mm macro.

    - Longer working distance.
    - Able to be used on full framed bodies.
    - Good focal length for other uses like portraits
    - 60mm focal length is too close to the 50mm f1.4 which is faster.

    The reviews are favorable for either lens...
     
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