New lens – Canon EF-S 60mm Macro Review
My new lens arrived at the weekend, a couple of days after buying it which, considering the postal strikes was pretty good going.
It’s a Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens which I’m hoping will serve as a portrait and general photography lens as well as a macro. On my cropped sensor camera it has an effective focal length of 96mm so should be perfect. I haven’t had much chance to play with it yet, but a couple of initial snapshots that I took using it look good. It is certainly very sharp, the auto-focus seems quick and quiet thanks to the USM motor and the persistent manual focus over-ride is a nice feature too.
In comparison to the other lenses I have (a Canon 18-55mm that came with my camera and a Tamron 70-300) it seems to be much much sharper. Of course, as an expensive prime lens rather than a budget zoom lens that is to be expected, but I think I’m going to like it. Trouble is, I now want some more expensive lenses!
Here’s a few quick shots I’ve take with it.