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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:


I just got an amazing deal! Canon XSi and 55-250mm lens $637.50

Got a killer deal at Amazon for this camera and a telephoto lens $637.50. No Shipping!!!

Canon Rebel XSi with 18-55mm lens and
EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens

This is how you do it – go to the Canon Rebel XSi page first on the bottom there is a Link that says “save $200 instantly when you purchase these two items together”. You need to add both items to your cart, discount only shows up at checkout time. Offer good until November 21st. This is a an amazing deal seeing how the XSi original price is $699.99 and the original price on the telephoto lens is $299.99

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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)

Tamron AF 18-270mm for Canon DSLR Cameras

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

Right now the price is $549.00 which includes $100.00 rebate! 

Tamron always seems to have some sort of rebate going on!

Official Product Description:

The acclaimed Tamron 18-270mm VC ultra zoom for APS-C format DSLRs has reached an astonishing new level of compactness, performance, and speed Tamron lenses at Amazon.comwith the addition of PZD (Piezo Drive), an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design. The result is a lens that’s considerably lighter, and noticeably shorter and slimmer (filter diameter: 62mm) than any previous lens in its class, and provides faster, quieter auto-focusing.

Signature features that have made this amazingly versatile lens the world standard in its class have been retained. They include a 28-419mm equivalent (15X) zoom range, an improved, lightweight, compact Vibration Compensation (VC) system, macro focusing to 0.49m (19.3 inches) throughout, and, of course, superlative imaging performance.

Olympus Evolt E520 10MP Digital SLR Camera

The Olympus E-520 DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) has some great features…

10-megapixel Live_MOS Sensor
Enhanced In-Body Image Stabilization Image Stabilization compensates for movement to the images are sharp and blur-free even at slow shutter speeds.
The Live View Experience – by pushing the shutter button halfway subjects come into view on the LCD.
New and Improved HyperCrystal II LCD
Always Find a Face in the Crowd
In Sunshine or the shadows with shadow adjustment technology
Preview a multitude of Possibilities
Experience Life under the sea – Offer the PT-E05 optional underwater housing for the E-520
Wireless Flash Capability
TruePic III for Image Clarity and Speed
Dust Reduction System for Spot-free images
Easy to handle, easy to operate
100-percent digital-specific lends for sharpness and rich colors