Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
I have to confess, when the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens was announced, I was less than excited over a new short focal length macro lens compatible only with the EF-S lens mount Digital SLRs. But now that I've had a chance to use it, I think the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is a very precious lens. Canon have got to believe that the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is very heavy-duty as they only consist of a piece of double-thick corrugated cardboard and a bubble wrap bag for padding in the box. And it does appear to be reasonably well-built. The focus ring is relatively wide and smooth functioning. The lens is pretty small and quite light - it feels very nicely balanced on the Canon 350D/Digital Rebel Series. The design looks and feels modern.
Autofocus illustrates its technically up to date performance - it is fast, quiet and accurate. The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens incorporates Canon's excellent USM (Ultrasonic Motor) with FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing. An internal focusing design is used. The lens does not adjust length while focusing nor does the front element rotate - a big advantage when using the compatible Canon MR-14ex and Canon MT-24EX Macro Flashes. First-rate sharpness and very good overall image quality in a nice package - the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens will have many pleased owners.