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differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro vs the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM.
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Learn more about
the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly shorter 70 mm vs 95 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Slightly lighter 335 g vs 0.5 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Incredible magnification Help
1:1 (1x)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to macro lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$609

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Magnification Has worse macro
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Canon-ef

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$369

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro Canon-ef

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$498

Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II LD Macro Canon-ef

Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II LD Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$404

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Macro lens

$547

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Pentax SMC  FA 77mm f/1.8

Pentax SMC FA 77mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$826

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Magnification Much less magnification
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Pentax SMC  DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Macro lens

$850

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Lensbaby Muse PL Mount Canon-ef

Lensbaby Muse PL Mount Canon-ef

Lens

$86

Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Lighter
Wide maximum Much wider aperture

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$92

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Magnification Much less magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Macro lens

$299

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Magnification Significantly less magnification
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$339

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Magnification Much less magnification
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Wide angle lens

$199

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Magnification Much less magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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