Nifty Sixty !!

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  1. hot-fuzz

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    I just took stock of a Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens from OneStop-Ditigal.com (ordered Sunday night, arrived this morning as i missed the delivery yesterday - Thats 2 full days for delivery !!!!! :eek: ) for "£218.99 + UV Filter for £15.
    I bought it as an upgrade to my Nifty Fifty, as though i loved it, it was too stubby looking, not the best build quality, and i had a bit of spare cash to spend on a lens.

    I have just taken it out and taken a few shots with it, and am already in love with it.

    Below are a few examples (dont get hung up on the HDR conversion of the landscape shot, it was just so dull i thought it needed at least something to make it slightly interesting).

    It is so smooth and silent. I am so impressed with it and am going to keep it on my 400D until i need something specific from my shots.

    All taken f/2.8 with ISO 200.

    I LOVE THIS LENS

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  2. onefivenine

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    It does look like a great macro/portrait/all-rounder lens.

    The bokeh in #1 and #2 just speaks for itself - sublime.
    The colour resolution in #3 shows it's a very versatile piece of kit.

    Nice one! :thumbsup:
     
  3. senu

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    Impressive.. why did you not go for the 50mm 1.4 though?
     
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    It was a toss up between the 2 admitedely, but went for the 60mm just for something a bit different, its not stubby looking (i know thats not realy a decent reason) and i wnted a Macro lens.
    I did my research on other forums and decided to get the 60mm on recomendation from others.
    It is a fantasticly amazing lens, alot more than i could have hoped for and am very glad i splashed out on it.
    More pics to follow.
     
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    Just one more.
    Was very tricky to get a shot as the wind was blowing the web all over the place.
    f/4.5 ISO 200 and taken about 3cm from the actual spider on the web.
    Then it buggered off and climbed up the web out of my reach.

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    Cracking pictures Highlander!! Great macros, and the landscape shot looks nice and sharp as well....looks like a very good lens indeed.
     
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    And not a bad portrait lens. This was taken inside with a 430EX flash.
    Its not a shot with alor of oomph, but it does show the quality with the crop..

    Anyway, here it is :

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    And a 100% crop.

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    Now you're showing off!:)

    It does seem like one to look out for but not if you already have the 50mm
    ( esp 1.4)

    Its Macro ability is awesome though.. someone on here did Macro with the "fifty" with some kenko extension tubes. Similar results but this one is no doubt a better proposition all round
     
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    3 more from this lens, after a quick session in my lightbox :

    1. My 430EX flash with as much DOF as i could get :
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    2. The rain on my patio door :
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    3. Nicked the idea from another site, this is my eye.
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    Just mucking about with the lens over the A329 :

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