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DDWD10
23rd of July 2009 (Thu), 12:26
How long is this slowness? Like 1 second before it can properly focus? Sorry, I don't have an idea. :(

It takes a little less than a second to scan the entire range from 4" to infinity. Keep in mind, this is a worst-case scenario where the camera doesn't know what you want to focus on. For non-macro distances, it's almost instantaneous. Tracking subjects in good light has never been a problem.

jdlloyd67
23rd of July 2009 (Thu), 13:30
No reason to fret over the focus speed. It does fine in all situations that this lens is intended to be used. You wouldn't take this to an air show or a race track and expect it to keep up with fast moving vehicles, but then again that's not what the lens is intended for. It's a marco lens through and through with awesome portrait capabilities. Focus speed is just fine for both of those intended uses.

arisarnado
23rd of July 2009 (Thu), 19:38
@DDW10 and jdlloyd67
Thanks you very much for the information. :)
I'm now even more convinced to get this lens :)

BASmith
26th of July 2009 (Sun), 22:00
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/gerbalhunter/Spiders/JumpingSpiderComposition2.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/gerbalhunter/Spiders/JumperSpiderComposition-1.jpg


http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/gerbalhunter/Spiders/CrabInTheDirt.jpg



Doing what it does best. Last photo is focus stacked.

jdlloyd67
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:30
I love this lens...
http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/deepa/Deepa3_5sm.jpg

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/deepa/Deepa3_4sm.jpg

azwethinkheiz
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:34
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t4/azwethinkheiz/solace_by_azwethinkheiz.jpg

azwethinkheiz
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:40
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t4/azwethinkheiz/troy_by_azwethinkheiz.jpg
my dog :)

MJones
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 13:30
The IQ on this lens is stunning! More portraits please :)

antiskeptic87
28th of July 2009 (Tue), 05:47
Awesome portrait lens! Posting them on here softens them a little but I promise you, the lens is super sharp and quick enough to keep up with active kids.
(I tried to have a little search but doesn't look like I've posted these..apologies in advance if I've double posted though) :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/3725577843_329f3d7287.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3634713711_58f51e1770.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3606935980_ed19133377.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3620388327_8ce0c6ae59.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/3726401990_5ccc796cda.jpg

sinjelam
31st of July 2009 (Fri), 18:36
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3753202837_ee151fae0b_b.jpg

sinjelam
31st of July 2009 (Fri), 18:37
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3733881266_deaac69164_b.jpg

marie
8th of August 2009 (Sat), 10:29
shot last evening in the front garden with the 60mm

http://www.pbase.com/image/115827097/original.jpg

grandadraymond
8th of August 2009 (Sat), 13:31
2 Of mine from today
http://www.raysimages.co.uk/albums/userpics/10003/Tortoishell_Butterflyl_on_Ragwort.jpg

http://www.raysimages.co.uk/albums/userpics/10003/Hoverfly.jpg

grandadraymond
13th of August 2009 (Thu), 09:43
And 3 more
http://www.raysimages.co.uk/albums/userpics/10003/Dahlia__Seattle_Novelty_.jpg

http://www.raysimages.co.uk/albums/userpics/10003/Yellow_Dahlia.jpg

http://www.raysimages.co.uk/albums/userpics/10003/Zinnia_violacea_%28Elegant_Zinnia%29.jpg

GhostHunter
13th of August 2009 (Thu), 09:45
I have just bought this lens and i must say it's a 'WOW!' lens :D

Here is a pic that i took with it.

http://locostbuilders.co.uk/upload/DryFlower2_800pix.jpg

Leex70
13th of August 2009 (Thu), 10:28
This is "a flower" somewhere in Vosges France, near "Lac Gerardmer"...

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/SoM2YHr0VKI/AAAAAAAADKU/RPJv1XSsf1U/s800/IMG_4810.JPG

Leex70
13th of August 2009 (Thu), 10:28
Last one for tonight...
Located in Nijmegen, very very near (a bridge too far)
Who knows what was hooked up to this for all those years

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sj4lVEGGd3I/AAAAAAAAC5U/9Y8ESwjYXx4/s800/IMG_4584.JPG

Treat me like a tourist
13th of August 2009 (Thu), 10:56
Who knew you could do landscapes with this lens; taken with 400d on a tripod.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3817269551_fda1ab9843_b.jpg

Depth
16th of August 2009 (Sun), 03:35
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3819294007_6da26c8712_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3819294007/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2499/3820100990_9dd2e161fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3820100990/in/photostream/)

jdlloyd67
17th of August 2009 (Mon), 09:04
A shot of my daughter standing next to Shamu's pool at SeaWorld. The blue water was such an amazing color (no saturation added, completely as shot). I did, however, crop out the hand rail that was behind her head. I reckon I could've done a little better job with the cloning around the top of her head. Oh well, good enough I guess. BTW..she wasn't happy the show was over.

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/madison/2009/Madison_at_Shamus_Pool_sm.jpg

andyg30
17th of August 2009 (Mon), 21:31
1st attempt with this lens still alot to learn!

Baselerd
19th of August 2009 (Wed), 17:33
Love this lens.

jrscls
19th of August 2009 (Wed), 20:05
The only crop lens that I decided to keep.

jdlloyd67
19th of August 2009 (Wed), 20:16
http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/misc/SeaworldsManta_sm.jpg
SeaWorld's New Manta Rollercoaster

Treat me like a tourist
20th of August 2009 (Thu), 18:13
Three shots from me, taken with a 400d at Chester Zoo, England.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2001/3840394953_c1d076a169.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3841179216_638439fd17.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3841169980_5b1baaaf9a.jpg

A.

sancho1983
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 16:38
Great lens, it's not been off my camera since i got it!!

Something a little different with it

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/IMG_8522.jpg

sth_
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 19:41
@sancho1983: Nice one! What did you use as a light source?
Be careful with that lens, the 60mm can lead to severe prime lens addiction. ;)

@Treat me like a tourist: The perspective on the first photo is just stunning IMHO. Great shot.

Naturalist
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 19:43
I love this lens!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3841363048_3856602151_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3840587719_ae9c2c2a10_o.jpg

jdlloyd67
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 21:11
Great lens, it's not been off my camera since i got it!!

Something a little different with it

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/IMG_8522.jpg
That's frickin' cool!!! How'd you do that?

DDWD10
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 21:12
The most consistent lens I've owned. I can shoot hundreds of pictures and not one will be misfocused.

http://i31.tinypic.com/dwyphz.jpg

sancho1983
28th of August 2009 (Fri), 01:32
Thanks for the comments.

Just used a Maglite with the top off so it was quite a fine light, tried it with my baby too, didn't turn out as good!!

Leex70
28th of August 2009 (Fri), 04:13
I'd like to know more about shuttertimes...
And what exactly did you do with the light.. just moved it around the controller? If so, you should be seeing the light on the floor... :confused:


Thanks for the comments.

Just used a Maglite with the top off so it was quite a fine light, tried it with my baby too, didn't turn out as good!!

sancho1983
28th of August 2009 (Fri), 06:48
Just set the camera to bulb, f22 i think (exif is in tact if you want to check) then focused on the controller, turned the lights off, started moving the light around the controller and depressed the remote shutter release, then just played around with the timings until it was a decent exposure, about 3 times around it worked ok!!

gh patriot
12th of September 2009 (Sat), 20:59
A couple of macros from today. Both shot with ambient light.

Dj R
13th of September 2009 (Sun), 13:33
I am looking at this lens for food photography. I own a 50mm 1.8. I am curious if I'll be able to remove the 1.8 from my bag if I get the 60mm?

Do any of the 60mm owners here, also own the nifty fifty? And what are your thoughts on this?

terry_glover
13th of September 2009 (Sun), 13:53
This is a crop of the original. Taken with a 30D at an angle through double glazed window. I love the colours in his eyes.

Terry

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/3916778026_863f42a338_o.jpg

sth_
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 18:19
...a duck! ;)

http://photos.qhe.de/static/IMG_1714-web.jpg (http://photos.qhe.de/static/IMG_1714.jpg)

Depth
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 18:40
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3443/3920649421_af672aebb5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3920649421/)

sth_
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 18:56
Nice reflections :lol:

Great PP work!

GhostHunter
20th of September 2009 (Sun), 18:05
Used the lens in anger this weekend in next doors garden!! Yes they did let me!! :D

1:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3938923796_4c4c1e0aa1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/3938923796/)

2:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/3937162748_12c8b5409d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/3937162748/)

3:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3937162544_0237802581_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/3937162544/)

4:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/3937161802_b80157d3d5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/3937161802/)

5:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2629/3936380903_f831573a5e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/3936380903/)

Gr8outdrsmn
21st of September 2009 (Mon), 10:38
Amazing shots! Making me regret selling my 100mm Macro. Now I think I will buy this one to replace it, haha.

Scout_Pete
21st of September 2009 (Mon), 10:40
I don't know how I have avoided buying this lens. Everytime I see a few samples I choose an underemployed lens to sell and then get sentimental. :-(

Depth
27th of September 2009 (Sun), 15:36
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3960202254/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/3960202254_766e37741f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3960202254/)

aviator.4.life
30th of September 2009 (Wed), 18:31
Is the difference between the 100mm and the 60mm just the distance you are away from the subject?

number six
30th of September 2009 (Wed), 18:49
Is the difference between the 100mm and the 60mm just the distance you are away from the subject?

Pretty much. Magnification is the same. But the 60 is easier to handhold than the 100 because of its shorter focal length. You'll get more camera shake with the 100 at the same shutter speed.

-js

aviator.4.life
30th of September 2009 (Wed), 18:55
Pretty much. Magnification is the same. But the 60 is easier to handhold than the 100 because of its shorter focal length. You'll get more camera shake with the 100 at the same shutter speed.

-js

Ok thanks, i'm goin with the 60 then, when i get the money of course.

versedmb
30th of September 2009 (Wed), 18:56
The 60mm macro is one of the best Canon lenses that no one seems to know about.

Despite shooting mostly with my 5d nowadays, I doubt I'll ever sell my 60mm macro. Its an amazing lens. Good for portraits, walk-around, and even macro.


http://brownphotography.smugmug.com/photos/219157083_xd7oK-L.jpg



http://brownphotography.smugmug.com/photos/271550659_drPZK-L.jpg


http://brownphotography.smugmug.com/photos/220188233_epQLu-L.jpg


http://brownphotography.smugmug.com/photos/220202083_3Ejvw-L.jpg

number six
30th of September 2009 (Wed), 18:57
Ok thanks, i'm goin with the 60 then, when i get the money of course.

Good choice. My rule of thumb is:

"60 for flowers, 100 for rattlesnakes."

aviator.4.life
30th of September 2009 (Wed), 19:08
Good choice. My rule of thumb is:

"60 for flowers, 100 for rattlesnakes."

haha i would use 180 for rattlesnakes

antiskeptic87
2nd of October 2009 (Fri), 02:40
A few from my anniversary weekend away:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3949468335_0318d4c08b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/3949468327_9bb0c20746.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3949468323_4119ef6beb.jpg

QueenChatty
3rd of October 2009 (Sat), 12:10
A testament to how sharp this lens can be...

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/misc/DVC2009_Madison_Watches_The_Bus_Arrive_1sm.jpg

My daughter after a long day at Disney.
Wow what a stunning little beauty, I am currently trying to decide between the 60 and 100 macro. Leaning more and more to the 60 since going through this thread. How close did you have to be to take that photo of your gorgeous daughter. I also browsed by your website and have to tell you how impressed I was. Your an impeccable photographer with an incredible eye. I can only hope to one day come half as close to the talent you demonstrate.

Supa Lao
15th of October 2009 (Thu), 18:26
Here's a pic of my 85 f1.8 that I posted up for sale on a different forum.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/4011834937_1e2f2f831c.jpg

nazpicman
25th of October 2009 (Sun), 11:11
New to all this macro stuff. Love what I see from the non-macro output of this lens. If adding extention tubes to this lens, will that increase my allowable working distance, for getting insect shots?

number six
25th of October 2009 (Sun), 12:55
New to all this macro stuff. Love what I see from the non-macro output of this lens. If adding extention tubes to this lens, will that increase my allowable working distance, for getting insect shots?

Nope. Extension tubes reduce working distance.

-js

Naturalist
25th of October 2009 (Sun), 13:00
Took this shot of an Assassin bug prowling the bark of a White oak tree on 21 OCT during my lunch break using the EF-S 60 at f/8, shutter speed 1/200 and a difussed 430EX flash with power set to -1.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4033707678_568b2680b8_o.jpg

jdlloyd67
15th of November 2009 (Sun), 10:33
Here's two from a shoot I did with some friends. This is actually a shot of me and my family that our friend, Kim, took using my tripod mounted 40D & 60mm EF-S lens (430EX speedlight & shutter release cable were also used).

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/family-n-friends/OurFamily2_Nov2009_sm.jpg

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/family-n-friends/OurFamily3_Nov2009_sm.jpg

I gave our friend credit for the shot by putting her initials in the frame. ;)

jdlloyd67
15th of November 2009 (Sun), 10:36
Wow what a stunning little beauty, I am currently trying to decide between the 60 and 100 macro. Leaning more and more to the 60 since going through this thread. How close did you have to be to take that photo of your gorgeous daughter. I also browsed by your website and have to tell you how impressed I was. Your an impeccable photographer with an incredible eye. I can only hope to one day come half as close to the talent you demonstrate.
Geez! Thanks! If only I had half the talent that most people on here have I'd be pretty decent at this stuff. :)

This 60mm is such an awesome portrait lens. You will not regret getting it if you decide to do so. Although, that 100mm is a pretty awesome lens too. You can't go wrong with either.

-Dave

Depth
15th of November 2009 (Sun), 19:08
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2709/4107790372_d9fdc45fe3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/4107790372/)

QueenChatty
15th of November 2009 (Sun), 19:58
Geez! Thanks! If only I had half the talent that most people on here have I'd be pretty decent at this stuff. :)

This 60mm is such an awesome portrait lens. You will not regret getting it if you decide to do so. Although, that 100mm is a pretty awesome lens too. You can't go wrong with either.

-Dave

Dave I bought the 60mm and I am very pleased with it. I also just purchased a 580EXII so now I have to learn how to use that LOL!! Always some thing to learn....but it is so fun!
Love the family pic, Everybody just having fun makes a cool pic!

jdlloyd67
15th of November 2009 (Sun), 22:00
Dave I bought the 60mm and I am very pleased with it. I also just purchased a 580EXII so now I have to learn how to use that LOL!! Always some thing to learn....but it is so fun!
Love the family pic, Everybody just having fun makes a cool pic!
You'll love that 60mm, I guarantee it! :D

That 580EX is a sweet flash. Next thing you know you'll be wanting to mount it off camera. That's when the fun really starts. :)

QueenChatty
16th of November 2009 (Mon), 15:49
You'll love that 60mm, I guarantee it! :D

That 580EX is a sweet flash. Next thing you know you'll be wanting to mount it off camera. That's when the fun really starts. :)

LOL I am already trying to figure that out Dave.....Got any suggestions on which way to go.
I want to be able to mostly do portraits. I was thinking about an umbrella and wirelessly triggering the flash If I can keep my first studio set up to under say 500-600 I would be a happy camper. I went with the 580 first because then as I add to it the cost will not feel so bad LOL!!

jdlloyd67
16th of November 2009 (Mon), 22:01
LOL I am already trying to figure that out Dave.....Got any suggestions on which way to go.
I want to be able to mostly do portraits. I was thinking about an umbrella and wirelessly triggering the flash If I can keep my first studio set up to under say 500-600 I would be a happy camper. I went with the 580 first because then as I add to it the cost will not feel so bad LOL!!
Pick up a lightstand from B&H for $15 and an umbrella for $10 and all that's left is the rather expensive trigger. Cybersyncs are what I use and they work great. Will cost you about $85 to get started with a pair (transmitter/receiver). Then you want to add a second light and now you've doubled your cost. What a great hobby this is, right? LOL :D

QueenChatty
16th of November 2009 (Mon), 22:09
Wow less than 150 cool!!! I see a second light set up just might be in the same order as I had a budget of 500-600 for everything...sooooooooo looks like I can get lots for my money. Hummmm I will have to add some reflectors to I think yeppers LOL!! This hobby can put a dent in the pocket if we let it hee hee! I have asked Santa and his helpers to only get me gift certs for Xmas....bet ya can't guess which store?

Morlow
8th of December 2009 (Tue), 21:49
Any more shots from this lens? Not that I NEED to see more but I WANT to see more haha. I'm seriously considering this for my next lens. It looks like an absolute steal for the price. I would love to have macro capabilities to capture an even wider range of things.

jdlloyd67
9th of December 2009 (Wed), 07:24
Here's one...
http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/family-n-friends/KimW_Nov2009_sm.jpg

Silverfox1
9th of December 2009 (Wed), 17:57
Can anyone post a few f2.8 indoor half body portraits under tungsten, fluorescent, or natural ambient indoor lighting without using an external flash bounced ?

Just curious if the f2.8 wide open can be used indoors with decent lighting.

I am debating getting this 60mm macro lens or the Tamron 17-50mm constant f2.8 non-vc version. My primary objective is IQ & sharpness and dont mind framing with a prime since i shoot in relatively large rooms.

Regards, :D

Accessoire
9th of December 2009 (Wed), 18:47
great photos, everyone!
Im seriously considering selling my beloved canon 50/1.4 to fund a 60 macro. Id love to have some macro capabilities.
But, I looooooove my 50...decisions, decisions!

Leex70
10th of December 2009 (Thu), 03:00
great photos, everyone!
Im seriously considering selling my beloved canon 50/1.4 to fund a 60 macro. Id love to have some macro capabilities.
But, I looooooove my 50...decisions, decisions!

Why not both? I never sell lenses.. allways regrets...

Accessoire
10th of December 2009 (Thu), 07:09
well, that would be optimum!
but I just dropped a wad on another lens and can't justify getting another one without
recooping some funds lol

Leex70
10th of December 2009 (Thu), 08:00
well, that would be optimum!
but I just dropped a wad on another lens and can't justify getting another one without
recooping some funds lol

I understand, but selling glass makes me browsing this forums images of that particular glass, and it makes me think what i could have done with it....::cool:)

Skaperen
12th of December 2009 (Sat), 19:01
I'm contemplating the EF-S 60 micro vs. the EF 100 micro, so am looking at these archives to get a better idea. Absolutely awesome photos! But it's still not telling me all I want to see. The photos (apparently) are all resized to fit the screen/forum. I'd like to get all the way down to the real sensor pixels. What I'd be looking for are pictures shot in RAW, converted to PNG (not JPEG) to avoid any adjacency blending, and either posted it full original resolution, or posted in croppings of interesting parts (including off to the sides). Links to the full original resolution would be best.

Since I'm interested in both macro and landscape, I'd like to see both. But I'd also like to see shots of the hardest parts of a resolution test chart from someone that has that. Many lenses can be very sharp at the center. But how about at the edges? I'm wanting to do panoramic landscapes by stitching the results together. A lens that goes soft on the edges would give me alternating sharp/soft across such a panorama.

BTW, I'm using 450D/XSi now, but want to eventually move to a full-frame.

Silverfox1
13th of December 2009 (Sun), 10:26
From most accounts this lens is pretty sharp in the corners between f4-f8 so stitching a panorama should be fine, but some of the owners that have created panoramic views might possibly chime in:

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/138/cat/10

TheMaggedy
14th of December 2009 (Mon), 21:54
Here are a few new ones of mine. I've been using this lens as a pet portrait lens, no real macro work yet. But I love it for this purpose.


Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired




http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4180135431_6fc2e9a55d_o.jpg


Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/4180034379_107af65718_b.jpg



Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4180046199_b2c023a0a5_b.jpg

jdlloyd67
20th of December 2009 (Sun), 18:38
A few from a recent shoot using this lens...

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/meghal/Meghal_PS1_121809_176_8x10_sm.jpg

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/meghal/Meghal_PS1_121809_099_8x10_sm.jpg

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/meghal/Meghal_PS1_121809_243_8x10_sm.jpg

Silverfox1
20th of December 2009 (Sun), 19:51
Those are outstanding portrait shots ! Keep em coming !

IYO is this 60mm with its true USM worth the extra $100 bucks versus the Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro which is also rated high for its sharpness across the aperture range ?

Regards, :D

jdlloyd67
21st of December 2009 (Mon), 15:42
Those are outstanding portrait shots ! Keep em coming !

IYO is this 60mm with its true USM worth the extra $100 bucks versus the Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro which is also rated high for its sharpness across the aperture range ?

Regards, :D
IMHO it's definately worth the extra money. The confidence I have in this lens giving me sharp images each and every time has me reaching for it almost all of the time now for portrait work.

BTW...The images above were all shot at f/2.8 and I am thrilled with the sharpness.

pixel_junkie
21st of December 2009 (Mon), 17:54
Really nice portraits, JD! I recently reacquired this lens. Don't know what I was thinking when I sold it. I won't make that mistake again. Thrilled to have it back. Ultra capable piece of glass.

Silverfox1
21st of December 2009 (Mon), 21:42
IMHO it's definately worth the extra money. The confidence I have in this lens giving me sharp images each and every time has me reaching for it almost all of the time now for portrait work.

BTW...The images above were all shot at f/2.8 and I am thrilled with the sharpness.

Thanks for your honest reply, backed up by great pics depicting not only the sharpness wide open but the nice bokeh this lens produces also ! :p

Regards & Merry Christmas ! :D

jdlloyd67
22nd of December 2009 (Tue), 07:14
Really nice portraits, JD!
Thanks! Knowing how great your work is this is a nice compliment!!! :)

pixel_junkie
26th of December 2009 (Sat), 18:29
http://www.emilkara.com/POTN/drop_small.jpg

Silverfox1
26th of December 2009 (Sat), 19:48
http://www.emilkara.com/POTN/drop_small.jpg

Great Capture ! :p

How was your lighting set-up for this shot ?

Regards, :D

pixel_junkie
26th of December 2009 (Sat), 20:40
Thanks much. I'll PM you.

Depth
26th of December 2009 (Sat), 20:42
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4205804108_f46f60bd90_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/4205804108/)

jdlloyd67
27th of December 2009 (Sun), 07:29
That is one awesome shot Pixel!!! Totally awesome!!!

pixel_junkie
27th of December 2009 (Sun), 11:03
Thanks Jon!

Morlow
28th of December 2009 (Mon), 20:46
Beautiful shot Depth! Stunning!

Leex70
1st of January 2010 (Fri), 07:28
Had some time to play around some more with this wonderful lens
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz3lLtqzEjI/AAAAAAAAE8g/6gJRcd_DvZE/s800/IMG_5655.JPG
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz3l6BgiJvI/AAAAAAAAE8o/lkJUjVagukA/s800/IMG_6148.JPG
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz3tyU-BuBI/AAAAAAAAFAc/XfmaOVcpqCg/s800/IMG_6385.JPG

Leex70
1st of January 2010 (Fri), 10:50
A few waterdrops, some of them on tripod, some handheld at 1/200 with a 430exII from the left side.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz4krpxElsI/AAAAAAAAFX0/ydfoingHKi4/s800/IMG_6326.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz4kvd5q1gI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/rZ9JEk7bzZM/s800/IMG_6327.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz4k2DZ7C-I/AAAAAAAAFYU/0JBH9YxYjuA/s800/IMG_6337.JPG>

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz4lBGIU3YI/AAAAAAAAFYg/HXmBgj94hA4/s800/IMG_6360.JPG>

And a rescueobject of my kids.... (fell out of a tree last summer, but the litlle fella did make it)
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/Sz3moU9QtbI/AAAAAAAAE8s/hxmTseL8Rrk/s800/IMG_5598.JPG

Silverfox1
16th of January 2010 (Sat), 09:16
Just purchased this lens since i got tired of driving over 30 miles to borrow my sons ! I have the 85mm f1.8 but it is IMO too long on my crop indoors for the portraits i like to shoot. Thought about the 50mm f1.4 but the lack of true USM and having to stop it down to f2.8 to equal this 60mm in sharpness plus not having the macro capabilty is why i chose the 60mm.

Regards, :D

LEDZEPPALAN
17th of January 2010 (Sun), 09:48
hi, well its all your fault, i just got home after purchasing the 60mm,after reading what you had said about it, and it does what you all said it does!!!... fantastic, the images are so sharp.....
alan

QueenChatty
17th of January 2010 (Sun), 11:08
Hummmmm now everyone pipes up....I have the 60mm macro.....Friday I picked up the 50mm 1.8 (would rather the 1.4)
Do you really think the macro will attain better portrait shots? I'm so new to photography and I am just now actually finding my niche in that portraits are where I like to put most of my interest.
Which of the two above would anyone say will be my best bet to use for a newborn shoot that I am doing next Saturday for a close friend of mine. Also is it true that I should not use a flash with newborns. Would using the flash with an umbrella work if the room does not have enough natural light. Say shooting through the umbrella instead of direct on.
Sorry for the totally noobie questions.....I have never attempted newborns and never done OCF and hopefully Flash Zebra will have my ETTL cord here by then. I ordered one from him December 29th but it must be coming by horse and buggy lol! He just uses regular US mail which sucks big time! If I would have known I was going to wait a month for it I would have asked him if I could have paid extra for UPS.
OOOOP's little rant there...can't tell I'm a little peeved about that huh!
I appreciate any tips or hints from anyone here very much thanks in advance guys.

Silverfox1
17th of January 2010 (Sun), 14:18
Hummmmm now everyone pipes up....I have the 60mm macro.....Friday I picked up the 50mm 1.8 (would rather the 1.4)
Do you really think the macro will attain better portrait shots? I'm so new to photography and I am just now actually finding my niche in that portraits are where I like to put most of my interest.
Which of the two above would anyone say will be my best bet to use for a newborn shoot that I am doing next Saturday for a close friend of mine. Also is it true that I should not use a flash with newborns. Would using the flash with an umbrella work if the room does not have enough natural light. Say shooting through the umbrella instead of direct on.
Sorry for the totally noobie questions.....I have never attempted newborns and never done OCF and hopefully Flash Zebra will have my ETTL cord here by then. I ordered one from him December 29th but it must be coming by horse and buggy lol! He just uses regular US mail which sucks big time! If I would have known I was going to wait a month for it I would have asked him if I could have paid extra for UPS.
OOOOP's little rant there...can't tell I'm a little peeved about that huh!
I appreciate any tips or hints from anyone here very much thanks in advance guys.

Use the below guide with your external flash bounced vertically with the 60mm or even the 50 f1.8 stopped down and you will be surprised at the quality of your captures:

Indoors always shoot with your camera in "Manual Mode" when the external flash is attached. For starters simply set your camera parameters at f5.6, 1\100, ISO400, and your external flash to ETTL Evaluative mode. Take a test shot and then you can adjust the FEC + or - to your tastes on your foreground subject. The in camera settings above is a starting point for the background ambient lighting which you can also re-adjust dependent on the existing ambient light. The FEC + or - is simply exposing the right amount of light on your foreground subject.
Here is a link for folks to read that should help:
http://photonotes.org/articles/eos-flash/index2.html

Personally when i shoot outdoors in late afternoon light i always use AV mode, which with the external flash attached creates fill flash.

Regardless of the lens you decide using the Speedlite external flash will enhance your photography skills and compliment all your lenses allowing you to shoot indoors at the sweetspots of the glass in your bag.

I use a simple DIY foam 5" x 5" bounce card to fill in eye shadows but you might consider the versatility of the Demb Flip-it [Big Flip-it] since its hinge capabilty is nice:
http://www.dembflashproducts.com/flipit/


Regards, :D

QueenChatty
17th of January 2010 (Sun), 22:05
Silverfox I sure appreciate all the very informative links you provided along with your valuable experience. Noobs like me are very fortunate to have such awesome members like you that take interest in helping others. I have the 580EXII and it has its own bounce card but I like the idea of a little larger one with the option of angling it a little more to so I think I will get my very talented hubby to make me one. I have exhausted my gear resources for the next little while tho....we have getting all the flooring in our house replaced with hardwood and of course I picked the expensive stuff so the pocket book is totally tapped for a while.
I have attached my first try with flash and low lighting. Go ahead and hit me with the C&C.
Thanks for your help again I sure hope good things come to you for your kindness!

Silverfox1
18th of January 2010 (Mon), 10:21
Can you post the settings you used for this doll capture?

Was camera in manual and flash in ETTL mode?
Did you use center point focus?
Handheld or tripod ?
Aperture?
S/S ?
ISO ?

I suggest trying the below when you find the time:

Camera in manual mode/ external flash in ETTL bounced
Aperture f5.6
S/S 1/125
ISO 200
Tripod or rest camera on table and use the 2 sec. timer delay.
6 ft. from subject and focus on the closest eye.

Regards, :D

ckhorne
18th of January 2010 (Mon), 10:35
One of the sharpest lenses I own. I just wish I didn't have to sell it now that I've gone FF.

Sample picture, with my XTi:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1067/1343352592_91fecb6e8a.jpg

jdlloyd67
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 07:43
This lens is definately my "go to" lens when the shot absolutely has to count.

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/family-n-friends/CharlesMichaelLloyd_Jan2010_sm.jpg

NOTE: My post processing steps are most like the reason for the reddish hue on his face. I need to look into that. I'm posting this image to show how this lens can deliver on clarity and IQ. ;)

Leex70
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 07:47
This lens is definately my "go to" lens when the shot absolutely has to count.

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/misc/CharlesMichaelLloyd_Jan2010_sm.jpg

NOTE: My post processing steps are most like the reason for the reddish hue on his face. I need to look into that. I'm posting this image to show how this lens can deliver on clarity and IQ. ;)

THATS YOU!:cool:
Did you do this with a ring flash?
Mask the red tie, and suddenly its much less reddish..

jdlloyd67
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 08:13
THATS YOU!:cool:
Did you do this with a ring flash?
Mask the red tie, and suddenly its much less reddish..
It's actually my twin brother. Mask the tie? How so? Do explain. :D

Oh and no it wasn't a ring flash setup. On camera right had an AB800 set about a foot higher than him pointing down and on the left a Speedlight 430EX to fill in the shadows.

Leex70
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 08:29
It's actually my twin brother. Mask the tie? How so? Do explain. :D

Oh and no it wasn't a ring flash setup. On camera right had an AB800 set about a foot higher than him pointing down and on the left a Speedlight 430EX to fill in the shadows.

Youre twin brother looks alot like you (but that's quit normal I guess :D)
When i hold a piece of paper on my screen (only over the tie of course) the face of your brother looks less reddish... I dont know why..so I cant explain..

Silverfox1
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 10:11
JD, the capture of your brother is excellent !

How far do you estimate you were ? [Lens to Subject]

This capture is the reason i purchased the 60mm versus the 100mm since i like waist-up shots of Adult subjects. Even my 85mm f1.8 was too long indoors on my crop body for my objectives.

BTW your lighting was outstanding also !

Regards, :D

jdlloyd67
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 10:21
JD, the capture of your brother is excellent !

How far do you estimate you were ? [Lens to Subject]

This capture is the reason i purchased the 60mm versus the 100mm since i like waist-up shots of Adult subjects. Even my 85mm f1.8 was too long indoors on my crop body for my objectives.

BTW your lighting was outstanding also !

Regards, :D
Thanks Silverfox!

I had the tripod setup about 7-8 feet from the subject. At 60mm it put the frame of the image right where I wanted it.

Silverfox1
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 11:39
Thanks Silverfox!

I had the tripod setup about 7-8 feet from the subject. At 60mm it put the frame of the image right where I wanted it.

Thanks JD

Thats another reason i like the FL of the 60mm since i like to have the indoor room space to place my portrait subject at least 4 to 5ft. in front of an existing wall and still get waist-up shots.

Regards, :D

guyzer09
25th of January 2010 (Mon), 21:41
Aw man i tried one out today!!!!! can't wait to get my hands on one!!

gagakango
31st of January 2010 (Sun), 23:02
I want one.

DDWD10
31st of January 2010 (Sun), 23:06
Straight out of the camera. Beautiful colors and pixel-level clarity:

http://i50.tinypic.com/117v0om.jpg

jdlloyd67
1st of February 2010 (Mon), 19:35
One more from a shoot I did a few weeks back. I'm still going through the batch of photos and finding gems...

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/meghal/Meghal_PS1_121809_119_8x10_sm.jpg

QueenChatty
1st of February 2010 (Mon), 22:13
One more from a shoot I did a few weeks back. I'm still going through the batch of photos and finding gems...

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/meghal/Meghal_PS1_121809_119_8x10_sm.jpg

Ok I have to ask what your settings were and did you use OCF and reflectors. How far away from you model were you? I can't wait till summer gets here. You have done a superb job. I need to get clicking with this lens.

jdlloyd67
1st of February 2010 (Mon), 23:07
Ok I have to ask what your settings were and did you use OCF and reflectors. How far away from you model were you? I can't wait till summer gets here. You have done a superb job. I need to get clicking with this lens.
Thanks!!!

I was about 10 - 12 feet away using my 430ex Speedlight mounted on my camera (due to rain in the area I didn't want to chance setting up the light gear). The heavy cloud cover gave me the perfect defused lighting. :D

I always shoot in Manual Mode. Here's the settings:

f/2.8 @ 200/sec using ISO 200

cdnclicker
7th of February 2010 (Sun), 23:02
Why oh why did I buy this lens? Now all my lenses (which are not L lenses) seem soft!:~(

jimi thing
9th of February 2010 (Tue), 10:46
I got mine a few days ago and can't stop playing with it!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4343232699_6dfab3651c_b.jpg

jdlloyd67
9th of February 2010 (Tue), 14:01
I got mine a few days ago and can't stop playing with it!

It's a wonderful thing! Isn't it? :D

jimi thing
9th of February 2010 (Tue), 14:16
Haha, it's great! Put's my 50 1.8 to shame. Thanks for the advice on this one.

MackDaddy1962
13th of February 2010 (Sat), 18:39
Mine came today! WooHooo!!!!

First shots with the 7D and new light tent. Hand held, so they're not great but certainly nice enough for me..

http://images45.fotki.com/v1362/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0553-vi.jpg

http://images17.fotki.com/v284/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0554-vi.jpg

MackDaddy1962
13th of February 2010 (Sat), 22:36
http://images43.fotki.com/v1386/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0566-vi.jpg

http://images12.fotki.com/v236/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0575-vi.jpg

scaning
14th of February 2010 (Sun), 06:14
I got mine primarily to duplicate old slides and film and got an excellent lens that became a all-round favorite. I would prefer the 60 mm macro before the cheep favorite 50 1.8 if one extra prime was the objective. 2.8 is pretty good and you get USM and macro, there will always be a need for occasionally to document small stuff.

My very first shot with a SLR (Minolta XG2 + 50mm kit lens), September 1978, Kodachrome 64 (duplicated with 60m exp 160/1, f/8 and ex 430 ETTL):
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2755/4355443245_6b85f79db7_o.jpg

100 %:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/4355443295_408fca27a9_o.jpg

And all those old yellow indoor shots will be easily corrected digitally with white balance.

scoutluke
14th of February 2010 (Sun), 12:40
A few from this weekend

http://www.lynleighelladesigns.com/luke/pics/IMG_0971.jpg

http://www.lynleighelladesigns.com/luke/pics/IMG_1021.jpg

http://www.lynleighelladesigns.com/luke/pics/IMG_1025.jpg

http://www.lynleighelladesigns.com/luke/pics/IMG_1028.jpg

MackDaddy1962
14th of February 2010 (Sun), 13:22
http://images47.fotki.com/v1589/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0638-vi.jpg

http://images112.fotki.com/v184/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0639-vi.jpg

http://images41.fotki.com/v209/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0643-vi.jpg

http://images54.fotki.com/v242/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0640-vi.jpg

dustnbones
16th of February 2010 (Tue), 04:38
Taken with 60mm on the 50D...

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6003/minioreocookies.jpg

jdlloyd67
16th of February 2010 (Tue), 07:24
Great shots guys! Keep 'em coming!!! :)

MackDaddy1962
16th of February 2010 (Tue), 09:38
http://images47.fotki.com/v1588/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0580-vi.jpg

http://images54.fotki.com/v552/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0584-vi.jpg

http://images17.fotki.com/v284/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0611-vi.jpg

http://images21.fotki.com/v194/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0650-vi.jpg

http://images31.fotki.com/v1054/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0653-vi.jpg

MackDaddy1962
16th of February 2010 (Tue), 19:07
I'm on a roll...

http://images115.fotki.com/v663/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0703-vi.jpg

http://images51.fotki.com/v174/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0709-vi.jpg

http://images47.fotki.com/v422/photos/2/17642/8451068/IMG_0704-vi.jpg

jdlloyd67
17th of February 2010 (Wed), 07:23
I'm on a roll...
Not hard to do with this lens. The keeper rate is pretty high. Very nice shots BTW!

Hey...how does this compare to your new 15-85?

MackDaddy1962
17th of February 2010 (Wed), 07:46
You're right JD, this lens makes taking product pics easy as pie. It's that nice. The 15-85 holds it's own, but it can't compare to this lens doing this kind of work. I really haven't had a chance to put it through it's paces yet as the weather up North has been dismal to say the least... looking forward to getting out in the spring and giving it real workout.

Thanks for the comps!

Take care

jdlloyd67
17th of February 2010 (Wed), 09:26
I really haven't had a chance to put it through it's paces yet as the weather up North has been dismal to say the least... looking forward to getting out in the spring and giving it real workout.
I feel ya! If this cold weather keeps up I'm moving to Florida!!! Oh wait...I am in Florida. Crap!!! :D

MackDaddy1962
17th of February 2010 (Wed), 09:35
That's not even remotely funny.... Well, maybe it is! Ha-ha!!

Hopefully this cold snap & snow will break soon.

BeritOlam
20th of February 2010 (Sat), 22:39
Hey guys,

Love the shots of this lens. Seems like it has the perfect focal length range of macro+portrait capabilities of what I'm looking for -- namely, something that I plan to use about 66/33 (portrait/macro) on my 40D.

I'm curious how you guys would compare it to the 100mm macro (non-L). I borrowed a buddy's 100...and it was an awesome lens! I think if I were planning to do 80%+ macro shots OR if I had a FF (like my buddy does), I'd opt for the 100. But I really need something a bit wider for the kind of portrait work I plan to do. Plus, I already have an 85mm 1.8 that I like in that range....and so it makes the "100mm-macro-as-portrait-lens" less useful.

So that brings me to the 60mm macro. Price seems about perfect for what I want. Curious to hear how you guys decided to finally go with the 60. Is it that much better than the 50 2.5 macro in the portrait area?

I have a first baby due in about 10 days....and so I'm right about ready to pull the trigger on something I can use to take pictures of him. :D

Thanks....for letting me hijack this great thread. ;)

~Matt

Treat me like a tourist
21st of February 2010 (Sun), 13:21
Love this lens, would love to have seen what i would have gotten with it today had i had a 7d. Well this was shot on a 400d

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4376025825_49995227e9_b.jpg

MackDaddy1962
21st of February 2010 (Sun), 13:22
Superb shot. Love the colors & composition..

DDWD10
21st of February 2010 (Sun), 14:04
Hey guys,

Love the shots of this lens. Seems like it has the perfect focal length range of macro+portrait capabilities of what I'm looking for -- namely, something that I plan to use about 66/33 (portrait/macro) on my 40D.

I'm curious how you guys would compare it to the 100mm macro (non-L). I borrowed a buddy's 100...and it was an awesome lens! I think if I were planning to do 80%+ macro shots OR if I had a FF (like my buddy does), I'd opt for the 100. But I really need something a bit wider for the kind of portrait work I plan to do. Plus, I already have an 85mm 1.8 that I like in that range....and so it makes the "100mm-macro-as-portrait-lens" less useful.

So that brings me to the 60mm macro. Price seems about perfect for what I want. Curious to hear how you guys decided to finally go with the 60. Is it that much better than the 50 2.5 macro in the portrait area?

I have a first baby due in about 10 days....and so I'm right about ready to pull the trigger on something I can use to take pictures of him. :D

Thanks....for letting me hijack this great thread. ;)

~Matt

I've used the 100mm Macro and own the 60mm Macro. I chose the latter for its size, price, and flexibility. I think its slightly sharper wide open than the 100mm and AF seems to be a hair faster. For portraits it works well, but a thinner DoF would be nice.

scoutluke
22nd of February 2010 (Mon), 07:10
Hey guys,

Love the shots of this lens. Seems like it has the perfect focal length range of macro+portrait capabilities of what I'm looking for -- namely, something that I plan to use about 66/33 (portrait/macro) on my 40D.

I'm curious how you guys would compare it to the 100mm macro (non-L). I borrowed a buddy's 100...and it was an awesome lens! I think if I were planning to do 80%+ macro shots OR if I had a FF (like my buddy does), I'd opt for the 100. But I really need something a bit wider for the kind of portrait work I plan to do. Plus, I already have an 85mm 1.8 that I like in that range....and so it makes the "100mm-macro-as-portrait-lens" less useful.

So that brings me to the 60mm macro. Price seems about perfect for what I want. Curious to hear how you guys decided to finally go with the 60. Is it that much better than the 50 2.5 macro in the portrait area?

I have a first baby due in about 10 days....and so I'm right about ready to pull the trigger on something I can use to take pictures of him. :D

Thanks....for letting me hijack this great thread. ;)

~Matt

Matt,

I purchased this lens for portraits of my small kids with my 50D. I cannot compare it to the other lenses you have listed, but I can tell you I am very happy with it.

http://www.lynleighelladesigns.com/luke/pics/IMG_0971.jpg
http://www/lynleighelladesigns.com/luke/pics/IMG_0971.jpg

mauro stucchi
28th of February 2010 (Sun), 08:04
here my 2 cents

mauro stucchi
3rd of March 2010 (Wed), 07:10
a couple more

jdlloyd67
3rd of March 2010 (Wed), 07:20
Very nice lightbox work. This lens is perfect for it. ;)

mauro stucchi
3rd of March 2010 (Wed), 14:58
ohh yes i agree with you
combined with the 50D is a excellent "kit".
the noise is not an issue with a lot f light
i have 3 softboxes, 2 on each side and one behind, and 2 light below the still life table

jdlloyd67
3rd of March 2010 (Wed), 15:27
I did a few of these a while back with this lens using a DIY lightbox...

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=243042&page=14

DDWD10
4th of March 2010 (Thu), 08:46
A slight crop straight out of camera to show the punchy colors and sharpness!

http://i49.tinypic.com/30bpy68.jpg

mauro stucchi
4th of March 2010 (Thu), 15:27
i worked some weeks with a DIY softbox then i bouth a still life table much better
here some new shoots i made today for a customer

comments?

sancho1983
8th of March 2010 (Mon), 13:21
Love that last one, real nice

jdlloyd67
8th of March 2010 (Mon), 15:29
Love that last one, real nice
+1 ;)

larrysch
9th of March 2010 (Tue), 16:04
Just learning to use mine.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b36/larryschwager/glasswwww-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b36/larryschwager/tig2-1.jpg

ceegee
10th of March 2010 (Wed), 08:42
Here's one from a recent visit to a free-flying butterfly exhibit:

sancho1983
11th of March 2010 (Thu), 13:53
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/4319672342_ee2f7c231a_b.jpg

HOBO_sm
12th of March 2010 (Fri), 10:29
Snapped these last night.


http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/toad11.jpg


http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/toad21.jpg

sancho1983
12th of March 2010 (Fri), 14:26
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/IMG_9528-3.jpg

pixel_junkie
14th of March 2010 (Sun), 21:45
http://www.emilkara.com/POTN/J_K.jpg

jdlloyd67
15th of March 2010 (Mon), 09:24
http://www.emilkara.com/POTN/J_K.jpg
Great capture! Really shows what this lens can do!!! Awesome stuff Pixel as usual!!!

sancho1983
15th of March 2010 (Mon), 14:47
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/IMG_9639.jpg

pixel_junkie
15th of March 2010 (Mon), 16:13
Thanks Dave

LEDZEPPALAN
15th of March 2010 (Mon), 19:14
These are with the beautiful 60, and playing with light,,,,

jdlloyd67
17th of March 2010 (Wed), 15:18
Hey guys,

Love the shots of this lens. Seems like it has the perfect focal length range of macro+portrait capabilities of what I'm looking for -- namely, something that I plan to use about 66/33 (portrait/macro) on my 40D.

I'm curious how you guys would compare it to the 100mm macro (non-L). I borrowed a buddy's 100...and it was an awesome lens! I think if I were planning to do 80%+ macro shots OR if I had a FF (like my buddy does), I'd opt for the 100. But I really need something a bit wider for the kind of portrait work I plan to do. Plus, I already have an 85mm 1.8 that I like in that range....and so it makes the "100mm-macro-as-portrait-lens" less useful.

So that brings me to the 60mm macro. Price seems about perfect for what I want. Curious to hear how you guys decided to finally go with the 60. Is it that much better than the 50 2.5 macro in the portrait area?

I have a first baby due in about 10 days....and so I'm right about ready to pull the trigger on something I can use to take pictures of him. :D

Thanks....for letting me hijack this great thread. ;)

~Matt
Hey Matt! Do you feel you got some good replys to your question(s)? I'll chime in with my two cents...

When I started researching which macro lens to get I didn't even consider that it would be used as a portrait lens. I was completely set on getting a "Flower Lens" for my wife to use. I chose the 60mm over the 100mm primarly because it was about $100 cheaper at the time. After having owned the 60mm for over a year now, I can't even imagine going with 100mm. The range is perfect on a 40D, which I see you shoot also. You have probably noticed on your 85mm that you have to stand quite a ways away from your subject to get a full body shot, or even a waist up shot for that matter. Imagine what it will be like using a 100mm focal length. The 60mm is an excellent compromise and honestly I don't really feel you're compromising anything with this lens. You're acutally saving yourself some money and getting more flexibility in focal range on your 40D. Image quality, as you can see from this thread, is neck and neck with the 100mm macro. I will recommend this lens over any lens in my bag time and time again. It's that good.

Good luck and congrats on the new baby!

- Dave