Canon EF-S 60mm Macro USM reviews: Lens

106 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£349 – £579 at 12 retailers out of 424 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 106 reviews.
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Andrew, Waterlooville Gagit freak amateur photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The lens has more flexibility than I imagined. I have taken landscape , medium distance portrait and macro shots all with great quality.
Bad points:
No real bad points.
The auto focus seems a bit noisey, but it's the first one I have had so it may be perfectly normal.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2015

David, Salisbury

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I mainly photograph insects, flowers and fungi in the field. This lens gives me a bit more distance from the camera to the subject and since the front lens doesn't zoom in and out I am getting a much higher success rate with fewer pictures of abandoned twigs and stones. Previously I was using the standard 18-55 with a cheap close up lens on the front which seemed to work fairly well but I wanted clearer pictures without a huge price tag. The subject is my hobby not photography. I am pleased with the purchase and the results.

This lens is well constructed, smoother and quieter than the standard lens and gives a better clearer image close up. It is small enough and light enough not to be too unwieldy. In fact I haven't taken it off the camera since I purchased it.

Magnifying the image or increasing the camera to subject distance magnifies camera shake. If I used a tripod I might have bought a longer lens but this lens suits my particular need.
Bad points:
Overall none. Image stabilisation would be an improvement but isn't an option with this lens and would come at a premium anyway.

I can't comment on it's use for portraits as I don't take them but would imagine you could do better as this lens seems designed to be used at under a metre.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2015

Nigel, Derby Keen amateur photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great for close ups of flowers
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2015

Neil, Cranbrook

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use and speed
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Dec 2013

MOORE, Letchworth

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The lens was extremely well packaged and came with lens hood and bag. It is light weight and compact in size, the image quality is superb. Can be used as a good portrait lens as well as macro.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Sep 2015

David, Otley

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great lens bought with Canon hood and a Hoya UV filter. Easy to use and is intended for my wifes' EOSM but maybe not!!
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2014

Colin, Gravesend

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent lens
Bad points:
Not cheap
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2014

Also known as: Canon EF-S - Macro, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM

 
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