My New 60mm/F2.8

I was willing to purchase a macro lens from many days, was unable to afford but finally I have recently purchased new macro lens which is Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

I really love closeup & macro photography. Before purchasing this specialized lens I was using some local closeup filters with diopter +1,+2,+4 & +10. These filters were helping me to go close but it's really difficult to obtain quality photographs. Especially with +10 one gets very high distortion in corners, purple fringing,low sharpness & worst chromatic aberrations.May be this is not a big problem with quality close up filters.

I have not considered 100mm/2.8,though it's a very good lens because it was still costly for me & 60mm/F2.8 was good enough for my crop body sensor of 400D.In future it's not likely for me to go for FF body camera.

Well I was curious to use it on my camera & see the results after reading so many good reviews. I must admit I am really satisfied with it & sharing some images recently accepted on dreamstime in this blog.

I am really having fun with this lens & it is at least driving me to see the beauty. You can also visit my site removed by admin to view other images taken with this lens.

I have yet to explore it's use with extension tube for getting more magnification than 1:1 as well as it's use for serious portrait work.

I am impressed with its very well controlled chromatic aberrations & good sharpness.I will also like to get some tips & notes from the users of this lens.

Hope you like my article & share your thoughts with me on this :)

Photo credits: Indianeye.

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March 11, 2011


Ive got this lens. Love it, mainly got inserts and bugs with it though.

January 19, 2010


purple bubbles are fantastic!

August 29, 2009


Thanks to all of you for appreciating my work & sending the greetings :)

August 29, 2009


That is so cool, get the best of the new lence. Cheers ;)

August 29, 2009


Congrats for the lens! Nice images.

August 29, 2009


The 60mm is a good choise! I got one myself since one month and very satisfied about the results. Look forward to see more of your work

August 29, 2009


Congrats for your new lens! Have fun with it! Nice images!

August 29, 2009


lovely images! I especially like the bubbles! :)

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