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Through The 60mm Macro Lens

Updated on October 12, 2014

A New Lens Opens Worlds Of Amazement

I have waited.

And waited.

I was thinking I would not get myself a Canon EF-S 60mm Macro lens at all. It's not that I didn't want one. Not at all.

My reasoning is that I would eventually graduate up from my little Rebel camera to a pro-type camera. You know, a full-frame version. And EF-S lenses don't work on the full-frame models. So I have had "a hankerin'" for the 60mm lens, but I have resisted.

Well, it's been 10 years. I actually made the purchase of a Canon 30D a few years back, which was supposed to be the link to full-frame. But when the Canon Rebel T3i came out, I bought one from Amazon just to test it out. My intent was to try it and return it within the "30 day no questions asked" return period. I still have it :-)

The Rebels have gotten so good for amateurs that I am keeping it with no thoughts of "going pro."

So now the Canon 60mm lens is mine. And after taking a few pictures with it, I am kicking myself for not taking the plunge much earlier. This lens has truly opened worlds of amazement in the things it reveals in each close up shot.

All the photos in this Squidoo lens are taken by me, the author, with my new 60mm macro lens unless otherwise noted.

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Flower Center with 60mm Macro lens
Flower Center with 60mm Macro lens

My New Canon EF-S 60mm Macro Lens

Honestly, making this video with my grandkids was a lot of fun, and if you can't name the lens by the end of the video, I messed up :-)

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Sure, it looks unimpressive in the picture, but, trust me, it's an amazing piece of equipment.

Take a look at the photo of a caterpillar face above.

 

Sample Photos Taken With My Canon EFS 60mm f2.8 Lens - Start With Family Portraits

Macros make good Portrait lenses
Macros make good Portrait lenses

Photo of morning coffee.. before it was brewed.

Coffee Beans with a Canon macro lens
Coffee Beans with a Canon macro lens

Clear Light Bulb

Product photography with a close up lens
Product photography with a close up lens

This one was taken in a simple home made light box.

Kid's Eye - Taken By Another Kid - Great fun - give your camera to your kids (or grandkids)

macro fun with a 60mm macro lens
macro fun with a 60mm macro lens

You will see some results you had not even imagined.

An Experiment - Using a simple home-made light box

product shots are great with a macro lens
product shots are great with a macro lens

Seashell in the Light Box

natural beauty comes out with close up shots
natural beauty comes out with close up shots

Product photos are not just for the pros. Anyone can do them.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory - taken with 60mm macro lens
Morning Glory - taken with 60mm macro lens

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