The Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM is a macro lens that can also be used for a range of different photo opportunities. It has a fixed focal length and is made specifically for Canon Digital SLRs that have APS-C sized sensors. When used with full frame sized sensors they produce vignetting.
A 60mm focal length gives you a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to photographing a wide range of subjects. The addition of macro capabilities further enhances that flexibility. Although you can pick up lenses with a similar focal length with larger apertures the EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM should cope fairly well in lowlight. The inclusion of an ultrasonic motor (USM) offers faster focusing times.
The EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM is small and relatively lightweight.
Specialist subject: Macro Photography
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Focal Length
Closest Focusing Distance
73 x 69.8mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Specification