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micallef1990
19th of August 2010 (Thu), 12:00
I may be getting this lens booo yaaa!!

micallef1990
19th of August 2010 (Thu), 13:07
Just got the lens for 240 pound with a uv filter and hood

JBroida
19th of August 2010 (Thu), 16:57
still enjoying it... here are some more knife pictures
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242555-IMG_5983.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242562-IMG_5984.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242568-IMG_5985.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242586-IMG_5990.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242619-IMG_5995.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242636-IMG_6000.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242701-IMG_6016.jpg
http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1282242664-IMG_6006.jpg

All were taken handheld outside

hammer418
19th of August 2010 (Thu), 18:43
Had a play with mine, today.


http://hammer418.smugmug.com/Other/Its-a-small-world-after-all/IMG5330/975549861_YzUbz-XL.jpg

hanjolee
21st of August 2010 (Sat), 09:59
Nice!

jdlloyd67
22nd of August 2010 (Sun), 14:07
http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/misc/Canon_1DMarkIII_sm.jpg

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/images/misc/Canon_G10_sm.jpg

Leex70
23rd of August 2010 (Mon), 13:39
Drove by this nice spot last Sunday and parked my other hobby there for for a moment..

Not really a tiny object (in a world of car's it actually is) but this lens is so darn sharp that if i can set it up, i shoot my objects with my 60mm.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/THK91pXDwjI/AAAAAAAAGR0/OELdtrnNdX4/s800/IMG_8059.jpg

micallef1990
24th of August 2010 (Tue), 18:23
took a bit of a cheeky picture of my friends hobby but it came out a decent photo :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4924426481_8ca3597bb1_z.jpg

jdlloyd67
24th of August 2010 (Tue), 19:22
http://www.dldigitalimages.com/photoblog/blog_images/Day_19.jpg

micallef1990
26th of August 2010 (Thu), 14:37
another one from me with this awesome lens

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4924428583_453eb25559_z.jpg

Stir Fry A Lot
29th of August 2010 (Sun), 00:08
Anybody got some low light, hand held shots they'd care to share?

translator
29th of August 2010 (Sun), 08:15
Anybody got some low light, hand held shots they'd care to share?
Dear friend,
60mm at f/2.8 with no IS, I wonder how much it might be capable of taking pictures in low light conditions, while hand-held..

Leex70
29th of August 2010 (Sun), 08:28
Anybody got some low light, hand held shots they'd care to share?

This is at 2.8 in low light, you should find much more in this thread..
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=10402496&postcount=563

JBroida
2nd of September 2010 (Thu), 15:44
Straight from the camera... no PP other than resize/compress

hammer418
2nd of September 2010 (Thu), 20:09
Nature's Bounty (Hoosier grown grape tomatoes)


http://hammer418.smugmug.com/Other/everything-else/IMG5372/992234140_E7NND-L.jpg

JBroida
6th of September 2010 (Mon), 00:50
More knife photos for my website... everytime i use this lens, it helps me suck a little bit less (all but one of these was the 60mm 2.8... the other one was from a sigma 30mm 1.4)
http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/shop/media//yoshihiro-animation.gif

NelsonXS
6th of September 2010 (Mon), 10:26
Love this lens. Sharp pictures and great bokeh. Awesome for portrait and macro.

micallef1990
6th of September 2010 (Mon), 14:30
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/4964867708_b0c4ee3b82_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4964849602_28f36f7ebd_z.jpg

jdlloyd67
8th of September 2010 (Wed), 19:56
Day 34 Fall Colors

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/photoblog/blog_images/Day_34.jpg

Taken with: Canon 40D & Canon 60mm f/2.8 EF-s lens
Shot at: 60mm, f/22 @ 1.6 sec, ISO 100

costademaria
8th of September 2010 (Wed), 22:13
http://1000and1.net/Portfolio/Nature/flowers/MG3794/915342864_KUezg-L.jpg

full sized
http://1000and1.net/Portfolio/Nature/flowers/12717022_Hb3Nw#915342864_KUezg-O-LB
http://1000and1.net/Portfolio/Nature/flowers/12717022_Hb3Nw#915339743_CAiha-O-LB

http://1000and1.net/Portfolio/Nature/flowers/MG3804/915339743_CAiha-XL.jpg

if you have it don't sell it, its a gem

jdlloyd67
10th of September 2010 (Fri), 07:16
Day 35 2010 NFL Season Kicks Off

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/photoblog/blog_images/Day_35.jpg

Taken with: Canon 40D & Canon 60mm f/2.8 EF-s lens
Shot at: 60mm, f/22 @ 13 sec, ISO 100

bram1234
10th of September 2010 (Fri), 12:55
Took this picture a few minutes ago:

http://www.bramderoos.nl/fotos/IMG_6708.jpg

jdlloyd67
20th of September 2010 (Mon), 07:30
A few more with this awesome lens...

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/photoblog/blog_images/Day_43.jpg

http://www.dldigitalimages.com/photoblog/blog_images/Day_45.jpg

bram1234
23rd of September 2010 (Thu), 11:57
Cuba:
http://www.bramderoos.nl/bramderoos/fotos/cuba/IMG_6017.jpg

jb1911
19th of October 2010 (Tue), 17:36
In the spirit of the season:

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/jb1911/20101016-IMG_0229.jpg

cbknight
19th of October 2010 (Tue), 18:54
For the $$$$ Best lens ever. I have rented L's only to find out I am not good enough to see a difference in the 60 macro and L class glass. Undoubtedly the best lens for the $$$$

http://4k-photography.com/Pets/The-Roxie-Chronicle/roxie-1-cropped/1055309806_mhEVL-L.jpg

sth_
20th of October 2010 (Wed), 09:31
I have rented L's only to find out I am not good enough to see a difference in the 60 macro and L class glass.
That's because there isn't any. One can dislike the EF-S mount, the focal length or other specifications of this lens but in terms of pure optical quality, it's about as good as lenses get.

Of the lenses I've used so far, it's the only one which I would call "optically flawless", because everything else would be nitpicking.


But, to be fair, most other dedicated macro lenses are good performers as well.

versedmb
20th of October 2010 (Wed), 10:06
That's because there isn't any. One can dislike the EF-S mount, the focal length or other specifications of this lens but in terms of pure optical quality, it's about as good as lenses get.

Of the lenses I've used so far, it's the only one which I would call "optically flawless", because everything else would be nitpicking.


But, to be fair, most other dedicated macro lenses are good performers as well.

Agreed. And I've used alot of L glass.

Despite owning a 5d2 I've kept my 60mm macro - that's how good it is.

micallef1990
20th of October 2010 (Wed), 13:01
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5042937962_468d0855b8_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5062870907_7960956710_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5062897005_6a7ccb3906_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5062988697_8d6510b05b_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/5062857817_fbe9f6f4ed_z.jpg

James Thomas 1975
20th of October 2010 (Wed), 15:02
Agreed. And I've used alot of L glass.

Despite owning a 5d2 I've kept my 60mm macro - that's how good it is.

Yep,I gotta totally agree with both of you on that.
The only reason I sold mine is because I wanted my lens line-up to fit both bodies.
It's by far the best value lens I've purchased to date!

skyhighphoto
31st of October 2010 (Sun), 18:53
Just got one of these and so far it is great. Very sharp and great colors.

gepixelt
1st of November 2010 (Mon), 13:42
can't wait to get one of them ... :)

hammer418
1st of November 2010 (Mon), 14:23
It's right up there with my "L" lenses, and never far from my camera body !

http://hammer418.smugmug.com/Nature/AutumnColors/IMG6019/1072028854_zs6Wm-L.jpg

gepixelt
2nd of November 2010 (Tue), 14:03
just hit the orderbutton on amazon :-D

hairy_moth
2nd of November 2010 (Tue), 14:11
just hit the orderbutton on amazon :-D

This thread has had that effect on a lot of people.. myself included.
Congratulations!

skyhighphoto
3rd of November 2010 (Wed), 10:28
At f2.8

http://www.speedandmotion.com/pictures/GrigioScuroFerrari599GTO/slides/IMG_8452.JPG

http://www.speedandmotion.com/pictures/GrigioScuroFerrari599GTO/slides/IMG_8453.JPG

QueenChatty
3rd of November 2010 (Wed), 16:07
At f2.8
Ok that is cheating....I would think it would not matter what lens that car was shot with.....awesome car!!

gepixelt
4th of November 2010 (Thu), 13:44
i got mine today. it's really amazing. this is my first USM lens. Wow! The autofocus really rocks :-) and it's sharp like hell. absolutly perfect! :-)

hammer418
4th of November 2010 (Thu), 15:33
i got mine today. it's really amazing. this is my first USM lens. Wow! The autofocus really rocks :-) and it's sharp like hell. absolutly perfect! :-)

I'm glad you're on-board ! Party on !

gepixelt
5th of November 2010 (Fri), 15:34
first test shot ... 1/60s ƒ/2.8 ISO 400 at 60 mm ... :-)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/5149583622_7ff2c9eaf3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5149583622/)
Tomaten (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5149583622/)

hairy_moth
5th of November 2010 (Fri), 15:40
first test shot ... 1/60s /2.8 ISO 400 at 60 mm ... :-)

Tomaten (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5149583622/)

I'd say you passed the test. Looks like a good copy to me.

MackDaddy1962
6th of November 2010 (Sat), 23:20
Man, I've got to get this lens mounted back up. It's been forever and a day since I've used it. Great shots everyone! You've defiantly got me motivated.

Veza
7th of November 2010 (Sun), 00:10
sold the lens for 100mm.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1424/5152886353_501833fe25_b.jpg

gepixelt
7th of November 2010 (Sun), 15:00
still enjoying it :-)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5155230062_d4d502b213_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5155230062/)

mapawe
10th of November 2010 (Wed), 03:10
Wide open. DOF was probably only half a millimeter (or 0.125/37 inches :D).

gepixelt
10th of November 2010 (Wed), 03:35
i would love to use it more but the weather currently really sucks here in germany :-)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/5162521464_181a3492a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5162521464/)

ocdive
16th of November 2010 (Tue), 14:23
Great lens for underwater. Ultra fast focus. All shots taken with 30D, Ikelite housing and dual strobes.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/5119044271_bedd9a165e_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1054/5119043285_cc96bdcdd2_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5119041559_275538d945_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/5119045009_b1441760e8_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5138995976_473eb9dbfc_z.jpg

micallef1990
16th of November 2010 (Tue), 14:36
Great lens for underwater. Ultra fast focus. All shots taken with 30D, Ikelite housing and dual strobes.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/5119044271_bedd9a165e_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1054/5119043285_cc96bdcdd2_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5119041559_275538d945_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/5119045009_b1441760e8_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5138995976_473eb9dbfc_z.jpg

wow you got kudo's for them shots mate. well done :)

Keduf
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 08:03
^^^^^Awesome ocdive!! ^^^^

hairy_moth
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 08:16
Great lens for underwater. Ultra fast focus. All shots taken with 30D, Ikelite housing and dual strobes.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1054/5119043285_cc96bdcdd2_z.jpg



Really great shots! How did you manage to hold onto your camera when this guy stuck his head out?!

hondafans
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 12:16
Just picked one up. Hopefully the 60 will prove that I don't need ad 85 1.8 in my kit.

Woofess
22nd of November 2010 (Mon), 02:43
Having seen the fantastic shots in this forum with this lens and as I:
1. am currently in Hong Kong
2. the Aussie dollar is at a record high\
3. I didn't have a macro lens
I went out and bought one. Wowsers, what a sharp lens! Am having probs so far with close up shots (can't get a good focus), but for all other shots in good light it is excellent.
http://www.pbase.com/woofess/image/130536839
http://www.pbase.com/woofess/image/130536839
Took this shot yesterday of a pair of emerald doves.
W:)

ocdive
22nd of November 2010 (Mon), 11:36
Really great shots! How did you manage to hold onto your camera when this guy stuck his head out?!

With 60mm and 25% magnification underwater, I don't really have to be that close to the subject.

orena
25th of November 2010 (Thu), 16:36
what strobes r u using?

gepixelt
28th of November 2010 (Sun), 16:27
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5215018559_d4053e7486_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5215018559/)

MackDaddy1962
28th of November 2010 (Sun), 16:48
Great capture getpixelt!

Gipetto
28th of November 2010 (Sun), 17:01
This lil' guy is easily the sharpest in my bag.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5081/5210440319_5f14a6326f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tehgipster/5210440319/)
IMG_3567 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tehgipster/5210440319/) by tehgipster (http://www.flickr.com/people/tehgipster/), on Flickr

gepixelt
28th of November 2010 (Sun), 17:16
the problem with this lens is that i do not like to use my other lenses anymore :D

micallef1990
29th of November 2010 (Mon), 11:00
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5214917164_37629906c1_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5125/5214922736_52dda32c03_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5214334013_6793edf70f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5214947986_0ca412beb3_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5214953368_f8d471601a_z.jpg

ocdive
29th of November 2010 (Mon), 12:31
what strobes r u using?

Sea and Sea YS-110a and YS-90DX. No TTL.

Inchpractice
30th of November 2010 (Tue), 14:37
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5214334013_6793edf70f_z.jpg
Wow great photos Ben.
Love the one above. Is that cropped or is it the full image?

Inchpractice
30th of November 2010 (Tue), 14:40
just hit the orderbutton on amazon :-D
Yeah me too, should have it tomorrow. :)
Wide open. DOF was probably only half a millimeter (or 0.125/37 inches :D).
Stunning shot.

micallef1990
30th of November 2010 (Tue), 14:47
Wow great photos Ben.
Love the one above. Is that cropped or is it the full image?

Thanks buddy. That's the full image :) this lens is so sharp for the price

Inchpractice
1st of December 2010 (Wed), 22:50
Just got my lens today, I'm amazed at how fast it is, and how quiet!

These are the first test shots I took:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5225695422_9a11ef2be0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5225695422/)
Penny reduced (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5225695422/) by inchpractice (http://www.flickr.com/people/56558970@N07/), on Flickr

100% crop:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5041/5225695680_6c5252bdbd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5225695680/)
Penny cropped (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5225695680/) by inchpractice (http://www.flickr.com/people/56558970@N07/), on Flickr

The cat:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5225122917_c2d9f738ec_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5225122917/)
Hamlet eye reduced (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5225122917/) by inchpractice (http://www.flickr.com/people/56558970@N07/), on Flickr

Inchpractice
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 17:17
By the way, I'm still learning my way around this lens, does anyone know how to prevent the DOF from being so brutal?
Even when shooting something the size of a pea you can only have one part of it in focus. How do I get the whole thing in focus?
Normally of course I'd reduce the aperture to get greater DOF but indoors that just means a very slow shutter speed.
Is there no answer to this when shooting indoors other than getting a more powerful flash?

hairy_moth
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 20:48
By the way, I'm still learning my way around this lens, does anyone know how to prevent the DOF from being so brutal?
Even when shooting something the size of a pea you can only have one part of it in focus. How do I get the whole thing in focus?
Normally of course I'd reduce the aperture to get greater DOF but indoors that just means a very slow shutter speed.
Is there no answer to this when shooting indoors other than getting a more powerful flash?

f/32 -- That is why this lens has is -- when you are that close, shallow DOF is just a fact of life. :)

Inchpractice
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 20:54
f/32 -- That is why this lens has is -- when you are that close, shallow DOF is just a fact of life. :)

f32 would make everything very dark though. Probably reduce the shutter speed to 1/20 or lower.

hairy_moth
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 21:28
f32 would make everything very dark though. Probably reduce the shutter speed to 1/20 or lower.

Well, I never said it was a great solution. ;) But that, along with a ring flash and a tripod are the way to go.

Inchpractice
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 21:38
Well, I never said it was a great solution. ;) But that, along with a ring flash and a tripod are the way to go.

Ok thanks, I have the tripod but not the ring flash so I'll look into that.

morpheus6d9
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 23:35
Ok thanks, I have the tripod but not the ring flash so I'll look into that.

these links might help http://www.google.com/search?q=diy+ring+flash&ie=UTF-8

shanssv
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 10:38
Hi,

Any one tried this lens on a 5D full frame? How is it. I saw a photo taken with this lens and 5D with extension tube?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinsanbc/4957510716/

Shan

Inchpractice
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 17:01
In theory it shouldn't fit a full frame camera because it's EF-S so unless it was on some sort of converter....?

QueenChatty
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 17:14
In theory it shouldn't fit a full frame camera because it's EF-S so unless it was on some sort of converter....?
Yes if you click the link in the post it was a 20mm Kenko. Pretty neat that it worked!

Naturalist
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 17:40
We had a nice little snow today
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5164/5235260148_eeede24a20_b.jpg

Inchpractice
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 17:50
Wow!
That's either a really big snowflake or seriously close supermacro.

Naturalist
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 17:55
Thanks.
Its a seriously close macro with a tad of cropping.

The EF-S 60 is super, getting within 2" of the subject. A great lens that will never be sold.

Inchpractice
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 17:58
Thanks.
Its a seriously close macro with a tad of cropping.

The EF-S 60 is super, getting within 2" of the subject. A great lens that will never be sold.

Yeah I'm enjoying mine.
I don't want to 'spoil the magic' but can I see the full picture?

Naturalist
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 18:01
Sure thing
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5236366264_1f6ff837ce_b.jpg

klain
7th of December 2010 (Tue), 07:19
WOW!!! just ordered my EFS 60mm, cant wait to try it out!!!!

jantzer
9th of December 2010 (Thu), 02:59
I have some practicing to do with mine. Not alot of focus depth! It sure is fun. I should have stopped down a little in most of my pics. Really sharp lens though. Here's a critter I got some photos of in Hawaii last week.

http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/44612/2854191680037341635S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2854191680037341635sWeoMs)

hairy_moth
9th of December 2010 (Thu), 07:20
I have some practicing to do with mine. Not alot of focus depth! It sure is fun. I should have stopped down a little in most of my pics. Really sharp lens though. Here's a critter I got some photos of in Hawaii last week.


^^ I wouldn't change a thing.. great shot!

jb1911
11th of December 2010 (Sat), 13:44
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/jb1911/20101211-IMG_0382.jpg

QueenChatty
13th of December 2010 (Mon), 00:22
Nice capture!! I tried tonight to do one of those shots of the tree with a diy shape (used a star) for a cool idea that quickly went sour!!!
I got stars all right and that was it. Can't figure out what to try next/ As it is 1 in the morning I will have to try again tomorrow.
All the diy examples just show you how to make the cover for the lens and say nothing but shoot wide open. What other settings need I use. Guess it will be fun trying.

sancho1983
13th of December 2010 (Mon), 14:18
Mine seems to be out of focus.......

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5258826280_8bf9e900e5_z.jpg

Skaperen
17th of December 2010 (Fri), 15:16
I have some practicing to do with mine. Not alot of focus depth! It sure is fun. I should have stopped down a little in most of my pics. Really sharp lens though. Here's a critter I got some photos of in Hawaii last week.
Actually, that's a very good example of how to make narrow DoF work well.

hammer418
17th of December 2010 (Fri), 21:53
I used my 60mm to capture an old friend of mine. :)

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http://hammer418.smugmug.com/Other/Male-Accessories/IMG6398monoCR2/1129842891_Q2SWn-L.jpg

klain
20th of December 2010 (Mon), 06:48
some of my weekend shots

Steve Beck
28th of December 2010 (Tue), 19:45
Had a hard time deciding of all things between this and the 100L macro. With more light and little wider aperture I think it would be great. This is my first shot handheld natural light. Nothing special really, but from what i see I do not see any reason to spend $500 more.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo72/pathfindercod/IMG_0018.jpg

QueenChatty
28th of December 2010 (Tue), 19:47
Had a hard time deciding of all things between this and the 100L macro. With more light and little wider aperture I think it would be great. This is my first shot handheld natural light. Nothing special really, but from what i see I do not see any reason to spend $500 more.
Neither do I especially if you are mastering shots like that one!! Great job..I love it!

Steve Beck
28th of December 2010 (Tue), 19:56
THANKS! Your comments are encouraging and help ease my mind on my decision. I am trying to learn to use the tools and not buy into the more and bigger is better hype like i have the past 10 years.

mapawe
29th of December 2010 (Wed), 05:04
Pic of a jumping spider, i just found in the depths of my hard drive.

gepixelt
2nd of January 2011 (Sun), 08:03
indoor sports :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5313814060_fa691f097c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5313814060/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5313491052_714f9cbf79_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/5313491052/)

Big C
6th of January 2011 (Thu), 21:02
Wow. Just picked one of these up tonight. It sure does give my 16-35 2.8L II and 70-200 f4L IS a run for their money as far as sharpness is concerned.

Inchpractice
7th of January 2011 (Fri), 07:56
Pic of a jumping spider, i just found in the depths of my hard drive.
Wow great shot, that thing looks evil.
Isn't that a seriously deadly spider?


Wow. Just picked one of these up tonight. It sure does give my 16-35 2.8L II and 70-200 f4L IS a run for their money as far as sharpness is concerned.
It's a razor sharp lens. Just for fun I looked at a photo at 200% and it was still pretty sharp!

Dragoo
12th of January 2011 (Wed), 12:06
Jellyfish @2.8, 1/80

micallef1990
12th of January 2011 (Wed), 15:17
this lens can be used in different ways than macro :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5085/5339504556_ecd5f99378_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5338896669_f8edc5a43b_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5206/5338902657_9ae48a56eb_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5338905245_8fb6880884_z.jpg

kobeson
12th of January 2011 (Wed), 20:25
Really love the shots in this thread, got me interesting in making this lens my next purchase - would love the 100L macro, but just bought the 10-22 and need to wait before spending that kind of $$ again.

I am wondering if there is room for this lens in a kit along side a 50mm prime? Reason I ask is, the non-macro shots look fantastic with te 60 macro, and I wonder if anybody (who owns the 60 and a 50 prime) takes non-macro shots with the 60 and still sees a use for the 50mm primes?

gepixelt
13th of January 2011 (Thu), 03:38
Really love the shots in this thread, got me interesting in making this lens my next purchase - would love the 100L macro, but just bought the 10-22 and need to wait before spending that kind of $$ again.

I am wondering if there is room for this lens in a kit along side a 50mm prime? Reason I ask is, the non-macro shots look fantastic with te 60 macro, and I wonder if anybody (who owns the 60 and a 50 prime) takes non-macro shots with the 60 and still sees a use for the 50mm primes?

*wink*

I own them both ... the 60mm doesn't have "that look" of the 50mm. I don't know how to descibe it - maybe my english is not good enough :D I don't like to take portrait shots with the 60. The 50mm 1.4 is often called "dreamy" ... this is what I love. Maybe the 60 is too sharp? :-D

1.4 vs. 2.8 is also an important difference. Especially indoors at bad light. The high ISO capabilities of my 550d are great ... but 1.4 is still great to have :D

micallef1990
13th of January 2011 (Thu), 06:37
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5257596526_382bf1257a_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5256974759_bc1c5a2b60_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5293000104_e590f3f0a9_z.jpg

Inchpractice
13th of January 2011 (Thu), 17:10
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5348967734_e1b399e17b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5348967734/)
DPP_0043 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5348967734/) by inchpractice (http://www.flickr.com/people/56558970@N07/), on Flickr


Crop:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5167/5348362065_1639baefec_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5348362065/)
DPP_0043 cropped (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56558970@N07/5348362065/) by inchpractice (http://www.flickr.com/people/56558970@N07/), on Flickr

Sven-EOS
17th of January 2011 (Mon), 10:45
This will probably will be my next lens purchase.
And I don't even have 'need' to shoot macro :)

Nobody Weird Like Me
21st of January 2011 (Fri), 04:30
I love this lens!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5019090852_4db06d3bf4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54244573@N06/5019090852/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5019090952_6b500f0e8d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54244573@N06/5019090952/)

Ron Hu
21st of January 2011 (Fri), 04:41
I know this is tagged as a Macro lens, but I would sure love many more non Macro postings, as I am thinking of this lens, but for now I don't plan on shooting macro, but may get into it down the road.

Thx. -R

Inchpractice
21st of January 2011 (Fri), 04:52
I know this is tagged as a Macro lens, but I would sure love many more non Macro postings, as I am thinking of this lens, but for now I don't plan on shooting macro, but may get into it down the road.

Thx. -R

I've taken plenty of portrait and landscape photos with this lens.
If I get time I may post up some examples later.

Ron Hu
21st of January 2011 (Fri), 04:56
Thank you in advance!:)

I've taken plenty of portrait and landscape photos with this lens.
If I get time I may post up some examples later.

gepixelt
21st of January 2011 (Fri), 05:50
I just checked my flickr but I actually did just macro-stuff with lens yet :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gepixelt/sets/72157625873156740/

Leex70
21st of January 2011 (Fri), 07:09
I know this is tagged as a Macro lens, but I would sure love many more non Macro postings, as I am thinking of this lens, but for now I don't plan on shooting macro, but may get into it down the road.

Thx. -R

I have a few non macro shots, wich are btw ferfect with this lens everytime! :) You won't regret this one..

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTl99oyaauI/AAAAAAAAGjM/9t_lGgAX268/s800/IMG_8563%20bew.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTl-tv-rT-I/AAAAAAAAGjk/XUvpN-NOauo/s800/IMG_8073%20bew.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTl_BJ_5O0I/AAAAAAAAGjs/XD0JsHrDl7I/s800/IMG_5825%20bew.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTl_ealB5ZI/AAAAAAAAGjw/70KeoZPthLM/s800/IMG_6380%20bew.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTmA_kVsIeI/AAAAAAAAGkA/DHIhQFHSfek/s800/IMG_5706%20bew.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTmBlJX5jYI/AAAAAAAAGkQ/tPtcZi4dTIY/s800/IMG_5638%20bew.jpg

ok, just one semi macro...
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TMmPz43i9SI/AAAAAAAAGhs/84WK9suWMIo/s800/IMG_8350%20bew.jpg


As you can see, a really versatile lens

Sorry for the BIG post

gepixelt
5th of February 2011 (Sat), 12:28
sold it today ... i'll miss you, 60!

Big C
9th of February 2011 (Wed), 21:47
f/2.8

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5423432439_3e508ac9dd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmpixels/5423432439/)
IMG_0143a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmpixels/5423432439/) by CMpixels Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/cmpixels/), on Flickr

Kimberly Schievink
10th of February 2011 (Thu), 04:18
Got this lens a week now, looks pretty good. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/5433363016_634b29233b_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/5432751697_a6103c0519_z.jpg

Love the bokeh.

l330n
10th of February 2011 (Thu), 06:34
Well after hearing about this lens i will have to start a poll. I never heard about this lens because i never thought about macro for portraits, im such a newb.

itzJason
10th of February 2011 (Thu), 20:13
Got this lens a week now, looks pretty good. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/5433363016_634b29233b_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/5432751697_a6103c0519_z.jpg

Love the bokeh.

jealous :-/

kaydawgy
22nd of February 2011 (Tue), 02:25
Just curious as Im about to drop $450 on this kick ass lens for my 7d, how do the pictures look hand held since there is no IS?? If its absolutely crucial to use a tripod EVERY SINGLE TIME the. Maybe I wont get this lens. I shoot mostly weddings and small children.

Woofess
22nd of February 2011 (Tue), 03:52
Really sharp! One word of warning though...in my personal experience, it performs best in good light hand held..by good light I mean daylight. It doesn't have to be really bright daylight..I got good shots hand-held in smoggy Hong Kong daylight.
W:)

Leex70
22nd of February 2011 (Tue), 04:02
Just curious as Im about to drop $450 on this kick ass lens for my 7d, how do the pictures look hand held since there is no IS?? If its absolutely crucial to use a tripod EVERY SINGLE TIME the. Maybe I wont get this lens. I shoot mostly weddings and small children.

This (all of them actually, see above post) is handheld and very low light..

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XnIqUsqlE3U/TTl99oyaauI/AAAAAAAAGjM/9t_lGgAX268/s800/IMG_8563%20bew.jpg

My experience... no tripod ever used with this one.. I posted lots of non macro samples in this thread, just do a search.. you will be satisfied with the sexy sixty!:)

micallef1990
22nd of February 2011 (Tue), 08:53
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5458140785_03c9f79310_z.jpg

hairy_moth
22nd of February 2011 (Tue), 12:55
Just curious as Im about to drop $450 on this kick ass lens for my 7d, how do the pictures look hand held since there is no IS?? If its absolutely crucial to use a tripod EVERY SINGLE TIME the. Maybe I wont get this lens. I shoot mostly weddings and small children.


Using the APS-C rule-of thumb:

Min hh Shutter Speed = 1/(focal length * 1.6)

This lens can be handheld at 1/100.. but I have handheld it with very good results at 1/60.

This one was handheld at 1/80 with flash (click for larger shot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44350103@N05/5357755770/sizes/l/in/set-72157625629102989/))
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5357755770_b17be80380_z.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5357755770_b17be80380_b.jpg)

This little flower (circumference about that of a quarter) was handheld at 1/100. (click for larger shot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44350103@N05/5384001037/sizes/l/in/photostream/))
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5384001037_f452f05d05_z.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5384001037_f452f05d05_b.jpg)

Salma
25th of February 2011 (Fri), 00:40
This lens is so underrated. I just bought it, can't wait to recieve and have a fiddle.

Salma
1st of March 2011 (Tue), 01:05
I've just recently got my Canon 60mm macro lens and guess what it's super but the macro shots aren't as crazy as my kit lens reversed shots were (that makes no sense but you know what I mean).

So anyhow, i've jumped for taking refraction shots to tiny dew drops and I think it works ok until I get some extension tubes. What do you guys think?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5255/5487692361_fc577828ea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5487692361/)
Dew Drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5487692361/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5487692607_febf984937.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5487692607/)
Dew Drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5487692607/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5488289084_3acb55f483.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5488289084/)
Dew Drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5488289084/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5487691925_b52ee2d1f7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5487691925/)
Dew Drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5487691925/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

kobeson
1st of March 2011 (Tue), 01:13
I've just recently got my Canon 60mm macro lens and guess what it's super but the macro shots aren't as crazy as my kit lens reversed shots were (that makes no sense but you know what I mean).

So anyhow, i've jumped for taking refraction shots to tiny dew drops and I think it works ok until I get some extension tubes. What do you guys think?

You mention extension tubes, so by "crazy" I assume you mean magnification-wise not sharpness?

Salma
1st of March 2011 (Tue), 01:23
You mention extension tubes, so by "crazy" I assume you mean magnification-wise not sharpness?
Indeed.

KILLERCLOWN
3rd of March 2011 (Thu), 16:47
:)Multi purpose and versatile but at times I wish I had the 100mm

kobeson
3rd of March 2011 (Thu), 18:13
^^

Fantastic shot KILLERCLOWN, care to describe what it is, and how you shot it?

Are you saying you wish you had the 100 macro just for macro use? But the 60 is great for non-macro as well as macro?

Is it the close focus mainly that you aren't happy with?

macroshooter1970
4th of March 2011 (Fri), 00:09
...........

Salma
4th of March 2011 (Fri), 00:16
...........

Awesome, any extras or just the lens and camera alone?

macroshooter1970
4th of March 2011 (Fri), 00:40
Awesome, any extras or just the lens and camera alone?
Thanks, that and a 430ex

KILLERCLOWN
4th of March 2011 (Fri), 06:53
^^

Fantastic shot KILLERCLOWN, care to describe what it is, and how you shot it?

Are you saying you wish you had the 100 macro just for macro use? But the 60 is great for non-macro as well as macro?

Is it the close focus mainly that you aren't happy with?

Thanks, this is cooking oil (a few drops) in a glass bowl with water and a piece of red and green card underneath with a lamp shining onto it, simple really.(bowl about 2 feet above the card).

I will never part with the 60mm its a very good lens but at times the 100mm would come in handy for shots of skittish bugs but only for the extra working distance, the outcome IMO of the final picture is just the same. The 60mm is a true macro lens with an attitude and I love it.

F/2.8 (wide open)
1/15 sec
ISO 100
Hand held
No flash

KILLERCLOWN
4th of March 2011 (Fri), 11:13
Trying new stuff, I think this looks OK for my first attempt

Salma
5th of March 2011 (Sat), 20:39
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5500468905_ef8a359768.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5500468905/)
Burlesque (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5500468905/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5501064034_3014c97a2f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5501064034/)
Freedom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5501064034/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5501063774_db75c903a2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5501063774/)
I see Love (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5501063774/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5500470245_8dcafa97dc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5500470245/)
Peacock Queen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5500470245/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

macroshooter1970
5th of March 2011 (Sat), 20:42
Nice shots Salma.

Salma
5th of March 2011 (Sat), 20:47
Thanks buddy.

macroshooter1970
5th of March 2011 (Sat), 20:49
You're welcome.

Sven-EOS
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 05:27
Joining the club.
Got a used 60mm 2.8 for a nice price yesterday.
Duck, for good luck
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_kjJaNzHgeY0/TXTAeTg0NGI/AAAAAAAAPxc/yX7aYqVtq0M/s512/20110306%2060mm-7-2.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_kjJaNzHgeY0/TXTAeY7Go7I/AAAAAAAAPxc/oCRgZjFbBKw/s720/20110306%2060mm-14-4.jpg

KILLERCLOWN
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 08:48
Ziggy

KILLERCLOWN
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 12:11
Ziggy

http://flic.kr/p/9ovwWe

sorry i just learnt how to do this:confused:
all shots are with this lens.

KILLERCLOWN
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 12:19
http://flic.kr/p/9ovwWe

sorry i just learnt how to do this:confused:
all shots are with this lens.

http://flic.kr/p/9okCDD

Phil8
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 16:42
Shot hand-held.
http://photos5.media.pix.ie/74/D7/74D7D1386F764EDEB9D1D114ED8DA41B-0000336131-0002196171-00800L-EA58E702A48E456C93B3A97FEB2B36AF.jpg (http://pix.ie/phil8/2196171)

http://photos4.media.pix.ie/E9/21/E921A828653B4B4A9AB74CAE8F221ADA-0000336131-0002196170-00800L-B9262343CC2140C6911E138E521DEBF0.jpg (http://pix.ie/phil8/2196170)

Salma
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 06:22
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5509674149_fffff6e04a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5509674149/)
Charl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5509674149/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511211117_af573a95ca_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5511211117/)
charl2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5511211117/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5251/5512003178_97947973ef_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5512003178/)
charl9 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5512003178/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

shter
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 07:01
great work, Salma.. nice lighting and makeup too

Salma
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 09:01
Shooter thankyou so much. I took 200 photos of this girl but there was alot of cleaning up to do in photoshop. It was hard work i've only managed to sort out a few.

KILLERCLOWN
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 09:07
http://flic.kr/p/9p6Z5jZiggy

Playing with my sons cars!!!!

Chinsing
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 09:46
Here's one showing thin DOF.

(Hand held, cropped and lighting adjusted only.)
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1449/60mmthindof.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/60mmthindof.jpg/)

KILLERCLOWN
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 16:15
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5513138756_4cc13a0aec_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_harris/5513138756/)


Oil !!!

KILLERCLOWN
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 04:29
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5514032951_7b910f4f2e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_harris/5514032951/)http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5513138756_4cc13a0aec_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_harris/5513138756/)


Oil !!!

Salma
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 04:48
Nice macro shots guys. Awesome.

Had a shoot yesterday. This lens is awesome for portraits.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5513271740_fd3db28c08.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5513271740/)
Bri2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitaraphotos/5513271740/) by SitaraPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sitaraphotos/), on Flickr

silveradomike
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 11:18
Just got a copy of this lens and having fun!http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5513418921_63254fe232_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5514610193_1acd4047b3_b.jpg

KILLERCLOWN
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 11:36
Just got a copy of this lens and having fun!http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5513418921_63254fe232_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5514610193_1acd4047b3_b.jpg

You will love this lens, like Salma says it makes a good portrait lens too (I wish I had Salmas talent) :)

Hoyter
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 12:18
Just stumbled on this thread, awesome pics guys. This is getting me excited to try a few new things.
Here are a few from last summer: shot with 7D jpg so only slight crop in pp.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5514916125_3b72dfe201.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sucraman/5514916125/)


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5514916351_de7319f491.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sucraman/5514916351/)

Salma
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 12:51
Lol, that's so nice of you. Trust me, don't wish to have my 'talent' my work is not ready yet lol. There are people with much better work than mine whom I look upto.You will love this lens, like Salma says it makes a good portrait lens too (I wish I had Salmas talent) :)

KILLERCLOWN
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 14:46
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5518297566_92fdacaf87.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_harris/5518297566/)


Trying new things