Canon EF 50mm 50 F2.5 Macro vs EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM Lens

Discussion in 'Canon' started by cameraproblem, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. I have the EOS Digital Rebel XT and I am looking for a macro lens. Can
    anybody tell give me some info on these two lenses: Canon EF 50mm 50
    F2.5 Macro vs EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM Lens.

    The USM is naturally more expensive but other than that, what
    differences in performance can I expect?

    Will I need an adapter to get 1:1?

    Thank you.

    cameraproblem, Dec 5, 2006
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  2. Since getting the EF 50 f2.5 Compact macro last year, it's become one of my
    favourite lenses. (I also have the 100mm f2.8 USM) It's easy to carry, it's
    sharp and one lens allows me to cover everything from architectural shots
    (with real detail), street snaps (50mm on a 5D), and half (1:2) decent
    macros. (I've also bought the LifeSize adapter which takes it from 1:2 to
    1:1 - it's had hardly any use. I did "break the rules" and try it behind
    another Canon EF lens, and the combo simply hunted around the "correct"

    No info about the EFS 60.
    Malcolm Stewart, Dec 5, 2006
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