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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:48 am 
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These are really great images.

Just got hold of this lens myself on Tuesday and have been trying it out in the garden while we had a little sun. Having a few issues with the focusing though so need to experiment a little more I think (Only had the camera a week).

Did you use a tripod for the shots of the flowers and ladybird?

Steve


Hi Steve,

Congrats on the 60mm. You’ll soon get the hang of the focus. I tend to notice it will go off on a search if the subject is a close up macro or in low light conditions, If this happens I’ll often set it to manual. I Just noticed that you have the 450D so try using the live view mode on the camera when in manual focusing and I'm sure you'll get some really great shots.

I only used a tripod on the self portrait (hello I’m back) shot all the others are handheld. With the ladybird shot, I set the lens to manual and chased her around the flower moving the camera in and out to get her into focus, ladybirds are fast movers when they want to be!!! :D

Julian.

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Wow! Those are some awesome shots! =))


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Thanks for that Julian.

Only used the lens a little so far but am already enjoying the results. Going to try and take some time this weekend (been laid up for two weeks with back problems) and go out with my tripod and see what I can find. Very lucky to live quite near to not only quite a big park but also a couple of nature walks too. :D

Steve

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Sweet Jesus... this looks like a good lens for me.

Did you apply any sharpness in any kind of RAW program or Photoshop?

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ok the 60mm is deffinetly going on my wish list! i love macro photos, as i found out playing with my mums film camera. i am currently saving for a 40D and a 17-85mm lens and now i know what macro i want. i was also thinking about the 50mm f/1.8, but can the 60mm macro suit the same purpose? should i bother buying both?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:59 pm 
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Nice pictures. I want this lens :) when i get a camera. The bokeh is pretty nice


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This lens makes beautiful pictures! I have always wanted this one >.<!

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well this lens always was and will be on my wish list from now on ;D


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Hi all,
Just thought I would upload a few nature macro shots from my ef-s 60mm macro. I'm still extremely happy with it and hardly ever remove it from my 400d.

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Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV
slightly cropped along the base.



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I used my ef-12 extension tube for this shot as the snail was really small
Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 400
slightly cropped in



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Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV
slightly cropped in on the right



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with the ef-12 extension tube
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
slightly cropped



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Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 100
slightly cropped

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Just got this lens out of the box yesterday! Of course, I was immediately in the garden. The only bug I could find at the time was a housefly, but better than nothing. I love the detail in this lens! Renders colors great!
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1/200 ISO 200 @ f/2.8 Tint +1
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1/320, ISO 800 @ f/2.8 Tint +1

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If you're looking for an EF-S macro lens then look no further - this is a great lens. I've had lots of fun with it since I got it earlier this summer and I'd like to share a couple of shots along with 100% crops:

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(click the picture to see a larger version)

Canon 40D with EF-S 60mm Macro USM
Exposure 1/800
ISO 400
F10
Post processing: Photoshop Auto-Contrast

and the 100% crop:

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Canon 40D with EF-S 60mm Macro USM
Exposure 1/160
ISO 400
F4.5
Post processing: Photoshop Auto-Levels

and here's the 100% crop:
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EDIT: Added links so you can click the originals to see a larger version.


Last edited by brickdog on Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful detail! I bought this lens a couple months ago and have not had much time to use it yet, but you've motivated me. :)

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Great for capturing detail.

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Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
Exposure: +0.85
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off
Uncropped


With a nice shallow DOF.

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Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
Exposure: -0.40
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: +1/3 EV
Flash: Off
Uncropped

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anotherplanet, I always try to be reserved in opinion about the pictures, but your photos are just awesome, how much did you pay for Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM?

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