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60mm macro on an EOS-M???

 
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Oct 17, 2013 13:25 |  #1

Anyone have any direct experience with the EF-S 60mm macro on an EOS-M?

I've got an M, and I like the FOV of that focal length on crop, and would love a macro. Wondering what your experience shooting with it is. I have found my 85/1.8 and 50/1.4 to focus perfectly acceptably on my M. Wondering how the 60 handles.

Thanks for any thoughts.


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Oct 17, 2013 19:09 |  #2

I don't get it. You have a FF camera. Why spend on a crop lens? Look at the Sigma 70 that can be used on both and it is still fairly small.


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Oct 17, 2013 19:54 |  #3

FEChariot wrote in post #16379088 (external link)
I don't get it. You have a FF camera. Why spend on a crop lens? Look at the Sigma 70 that can be used on both and it is still fairly small.

Because he specifically wants it for the "M"? I have the 60mm and use it on my 60D and I love it. Small, light, inconspicuous, and a 96mm FF equivalent. Just a nice fit on crop. And the IQ can't be beat. Price is right too. Some people (like me) just prefer genuine Canon.

I have not heard how it might do an the EOS-M though, so I can't help the OP in that respect.


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Oct 17, 2013 21:14 |  #4

Yeah, the idea is to keep it small and light as possible. The siggy is 150g more than the Canon, and about an inch longer. I decided instead to just roll with my 50/1.4 for now. See if I like the FL in general on the M.


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Oct 17, 2013 23:10 as a reply to  @ WT21's post |  #5

I like my M with the 60 macro. I carry my 7D with the 400 and the M with the 60 on a black rapid double strap most the time. I like that I can get close with the camera but not have my face close to the bug. It's nice and sharp and focuses well for me.


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Oct 18, 2013 10:51 |  #6

I have used the Canon 50mm for that purpose. I rarely shoot the M at 1:1 anyway and the 50 is as sharp and as lite as they come.


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Oct 18, 2013 16:04 as a reply to  @ botw's post |  #7

Have you thought about getting the 40 pancake and adding some extension tubes? That would be about the lightest/smallest option. Being fairly wide at 40mm, a tube or set of tubes would magnify a good amount. Good point there is that you could use it on both your cameras.


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