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    Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

    We (Bettina + I) love macro lenses. Actually we hardly take real macro shots but we like then because they often have:

    - Sharp
    - Sharp corners
    - Good contrast
    - We can get closer than with normal lenses

    One of the best macro lenses we know is the Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro. If it fits (with an effective 160mm FOV on our 60D) it is hard to beat. But often we would like to have a shorter focal length. Now we bought the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM (no IS) and this give an effective 90mm FOV. We have also the classic 50mm Macro but this lens has a very slow antiquated AF.

    We are at a good start and already love this lens (lens hood coming soon). Ok IS would be welcome too.









    Why not using the Panasonic 45mm Macro?

    - The 60D sensor is better we think
    - slow AF

    Why not use the 30mm Macro on the NEX-5N?

    - Slower AF
    - Lens not as sharp
    - 45mm effective FOF is often to wide

    Larger images can be found here:

    http://outbackphoto.smugmug.com/DOPF...-S-60mm-Macro/
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    Re: Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

    Wonderful images Uwe! I love the macro lenses too. I have the 100mm f2.8 (non-IS) and the 50mm f2.5 macro also. I've been wondering about the 60mm lens and it looks like a winner.

    Gary

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    >100mm f2.8 (non-IS) and the 50mm f2.5 macro also

    Me too. The 100 is stellar but has also a small angle of view. The 50mm is good optically but also slow. The 60mm is good and faster with 90mm angle of view on the 60D.
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    Really Nice picture

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    Macro lens are really worth it. I can see how the pictures turned out to be. Amazing work indeed.

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    Re: Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

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    Gary, great shots.
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    Re: Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Gary, great shots.
    Thank you Uwe.

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    Very slick Gary. I will definitely try something similar in my back yard. Nice work.

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    Re: Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

    Thanks Mike1.6.

    Gary

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    Re: Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

    I found a rusting, in the process of restoration, train car at Travel Town in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

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    Wide shot of my victim.

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    Like these shots.
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    Thanks Uwe. It was fun scouting around trying to find interesting images amongst the entire restoration.

    Gary

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    Re: Fun with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

    Gary, your real name is not Aaron Siskind, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Gary, your real name is not Aaron Siskind, is it?
    Thank you Will ... I appreciate the compliment ... but I am a mere child compared to Siskind.

    Gary



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