Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Macro magnification, exceptional sharpness.

With a macro photography lens, you can find the tiny things in life and reveal their beauty to the world. This is something the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM excels at. As a lightweight macro lens, it is well built and optically brilliant, delivering a magnification of up to 1:1 – which means subjects can appear life-size on the sensor. Compatible with EF-S lens mount DSLRs, this impressive lens can help you create beautifully sharp images – as a macro lens and as a standard 60mm fixed focal length lens. Image quality is excellent, with beautiful colour and contrast, low distortion and chromatic aberration, and superb corner-to-corner sharpness, even when wide open. This can be attributed in part to the lens’ internal focusing design and fast, quiet and accurate USM autofocus, which work to create images that are clean, crisp and stunningly detailed.

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

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The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM is the first true Macro lens in the EF-S series. A dynamic, compact, fast-focusing lens providing dramatic detail that goes beyond the human eye.

 Canon Ef S 60Mm F 2 8 Macro Usm Lens

Format: APS-C

Focal Length: 60mm

Closest Focus: 20cm

Max. Magnification: 0.15x

Diaphragm: 7 blades

Internal Focusing: Yes

Autofocus: Yes (screw drive)

Filter Size: 52mm


Canon's best fast ring-type USM autofocus with full-time manual override.
True flat-field macro lens that focuses to full 1:1 life-size magnification.
Fill camera's frame with subjects the size of a penny.
Canon's shortest focal length macro lens ever with fully internal, focusing and a minimum focus distance of 7.8" (20cm).
Accepts both MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite and MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite.
Circular aperture diaphragm for natural highlights, even when stopped down to f/5.6.
Optimized for digital SLRs: special coatings to minimize reflections and flare.

Up Close

Minimum focusing distance of just 20cm gets you super close to your subject produces breathtaking close-up.

A World in Miniature

Allows you to explore an exciting new photographic dimension.

Background Blur

Narrow depth of field and creates beautiful background blur.

Travelling Light

Its near-silent USM provides super-fast precision auto-focusing with full-time manual override.

Resolution and Quality

Produce high corner-to-corner resolution, contrast & balanced colour reproduction, throughout all focusing distances.

Built for Digital

Specially shaped lens elements with Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare.

Detailed Specifications

Focal Length & Max. Aperture
60mm 1:2.8
Filter Diameter
52mm; P=0.75mm/2 filter
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II
1.28x – 0.20x
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II
1.61x – 0.44x
Diagonal Angle of View
24° (27.3mm)
Horizontal Angle of View
20° (22.7mm)
Lens construction
12 elements in 8 groups
Minimum aperture
f/32 (f/32 for cameras featuring 1/3-stop increments also)
No. of aperture blades
Closest focusing distance (m)
Focus drive
Ring USM
73mm dia. x 69.8mm
*All data based on Canon's Standard Test Method
*Subject to change without notice