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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

I have the Canon kit lens – 18-55mm, but it’s only a f/3.5-5.6. When I take pictures in the house there just isn’t enough light sometimes. I have to crank up the ISO or I adjust my shutter speed so much that it just wont work for hand held. It doesn’t take long after you buy your first DSLR camera to realize f/2.8 is pretty awesome!

Now who has the best deal today… Amazon has it listed for $1329.00 + Free Shipping!

Official Product Description:

The Zoom Lens EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM was developed as the successor to the EF28-70mm f/2.8L USM lens released in November 1993. Featuring a new optical system design, the new zoom lens delivers an expanded zoom range with a 24 mm wide-angle focal length, ideally suiting it to digital image sizes, while also maintaining or improving on the outstanding image quality of the superseded model.Moreover, the power of the focusing lens group has been increased to allow a minimum focusing distance of just 0.38 meters, the shortest in its class at the time, throughout the entire zoom range. The new EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM also features a circular diaphragm, to give better background blur, and utilizes only lead-free glass optics in consideration of the environment.

Technical Details:

  • EF mount; standard zoom lens; Comes with Lens Cap E77U, Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood EW-83F, Soft Lens Case 1219.
  • Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus; aspherical lens
  • 24-70mm focal length
  • f/2.8 constant maximum aperture
  • UltraSonic Motor (USM) AF actuator


Here is a “Test Photos” video from the Canon EF f/2.8 24-70mm

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon EF-S 60mm f2/8 Macro

The Canon EF-S 60mm lens has great reviews. The thing I liked about the reviews  was it seemed to be popular not just macro, but also portrait.

The price isn’t really all that bad considering what you get… right now Amazon is selling it for $429.00 + Free Shipping. Buy.com is a little less at $409.00 + Free Shipping. Dell is selling it for $419.00 + Free Shipping as well.

Here is the official Product Description:

Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 60mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 60mm lens offers an angle of view that’s equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, along with a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The inner focusing system, meanwhile, is driven by a silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), meaning the lens’s overall length never changes during focus. Ultimately, the multi-purpose lens is equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits, or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S lenses, this lens is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel, and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
  • Lens construction: 12 elements in 8 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 25 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Manual
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.65 feet
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter, 2.8 inches long
  • Weight: 11.8 ounces

EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens with 35mm equivalent of 96mm * compatible with Canon APS-C sensor digital SLR cameras only * USM (ultra sonic motor) for fast, silent focusing * auto focus system allows full-time manual focus override with lens still in AF mode * ideal for close-up, portrait, and available light shooting * working distance: 3-1/2″ from front of lens to subject at life-size (1:1) magnification *

Technical Details:

  • 60mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras
  • 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera
  • Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification
  • Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing
  • Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty

Here is a video showing what the Canon 60mm f/2.8 lens looks like:


Just released – Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds

Olympus just released – Olympus PEN E-P2.

Wow, this camera offers a lot… I like that it locks on your target even if they are moving around!

World’s smallest 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system camera
A still photo, video and audio recorder in one
Creates photos, inventive slide shows, and videos for sharing with family or posting.
Live View
High-quality still images
High Definition (HD) video
Stereo Linear PCM audio recording
Autofocus Live View – Tracking and AF target Registration locks your subject into focus
Adjusts focus and brightness whether you or subject are moving (very cool)