You read abit on the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM in my previous post. Yes, I bought the lens today and it has set me back by 765 SGD (~504USD). That is alot of money.
My parents sponsored 400 and I paid the remainder. Grabbed a Hoya UV-guard filter as well to protect the expensive lens.
What I like about this lens is that it is fast, quiet and accurate. It’s USM (Ultrasonic Motor) is excellent which enables crazy macroing. It’s 1:1 working distance is about 9cm or so, which means that it is now possible to get full detail of figures (especially the pantsu shots ^^) and other detail that we cannot see from the naked eye.
This lens is also reasonably well-built and feels light and and is relatively small. I attached it to my 400D and it feels lighter already!
Also, I do not need to move up real close to shoot. Instead, I can now sit back and snap away and watch some shows while I’m at it ^^;
Took a shot using the new lens and it gave some very nice effects. The bokeh (Blurred background) can be clearly seen as the camera focuses on Nao (Not so much in this picture though). What is left now is familiarizing myself with the lens. You can also check out one of Dannychoo’s figure shoots using the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM. This would give you a general idea on how the images would look like using this lens.
With this purchase of the lens, I have to stop any ‘unnecessary’ spendings over the next 3 months ORZ.
765 SGD = A lot of figures/ One Playstation 3 / Money to be used for trip to Japan!