How slow is the 60mm real world

Started Mar 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
Graham Hill Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
Re: How slow is the 60mm real world

slimandy wrote:

Macro lenses are slow to focus period.

This is incorrect.  The Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (a true 1:1 macro) focuses VERY fast.  Fast enough to shoot sports action.

You accept that if you use a macro lens for non-macro work.

Canon users don't.  Perhaps Fujifilm users do.

The 60 is very slow if you compare it to the 56mm f1.2, but not so slow compared to a typical macro lens. It is optomised for focussing close up where DoF is very narrow, and it doesn't have a very wide aperture.

It's an excellent lens though.

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