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Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens

BH #NI5528M • MFR #1442
Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • 1:2 Magnification, 9.8" Minimum Focus
  • Close Range Correction System
Ideal for close range, the Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 from Nikon is a versatile normal-length prime well-suited for a range of subjects, including anything from portraiture to product photography. The manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 9.8" away with a high 1:2 maximum magnification. The optical design uses a Close Range Correction system, which maintains consistent image quality and sharpness from the minimum focusing distance to infinity. Additionally, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions and enables working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
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Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Overview

Ideal for close range, the Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 from Nikon is a versatile normal-length prime well-suited for a range of subjects, including anything from portraiture to product photography. The manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 9.8" away with a high 1:2 maximum magnification. The optical design uses a Close Range Correction system, which maintains consistent image quality and sharpness from the minimum focusing distance to infinity. Additionally, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions and enables working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

Slightly longer-than-normal prime is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides an 82.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and using selective focus techniques.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" to suit working with close-up subjects.
Close Range Correction system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range.
Manual focus design is benefitted by engraved focus distance and depth of field scales.
Nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatible with optional PK-13 Auto Extension Ring to increase the maximum magnification to 1:1 and shorten the minimum focusing distance to 8.9".
UPC: 018208014422

Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length55mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View43°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 2.4" / 63.5 x 60.9 mm
Weight10.07 oz / 285.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.3 x 4 x 3.6"

Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Reviews

Solid Manual Focus Lens

By J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

Nikon AI-S lenses are usually built really well, and the smooth manual focus ring is always pleasant to use. The focusing helicoid on this lens seems to have been dialled to have a much firmer response, which is perfect for the precise focusing required for macro work. Much better than the ratchety quality of the focus rings found on modern M/A lenses. To each their own, but I am not a professional photographer and I do not need the convenience of auto-focus. I find manually focusing to be an enjoyable part of the photographic process. The camera(s) on my phone are more than good enough when I just need a quick convenient shot of something. As a bonus, I also do not have to contend with the off-putting high pitched whines of auto-focus motors, especially in quieter settings. It's also one less thing to worry about when it comes to maintenance or equipment lifespan. Get these lenses new while you still can!

Very good

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-19

It is clean crystal

Pin sharp yet budget lens

By Pravin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-13

Pin sharp yet budget lens

Love a great small lens

By Al
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-24

I bought this lens to go with my weigh-less campaign. It works very nicely on my z7, it's very sharp, short enough to work in tighter spaces than my 105 micro, and it's so small that I can stick it anywhere in my camera bag. With focus peaking, manual focus is not really an issue ... did it for my first 40 years of photography, anyway :)

A real winner

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-17

Paired with my D750, the 55mm f2.8 produces phenomenally sharp photos. I use it largely for copying slides combined with pk-13 and es-1 slide copier, but it produces great everyday photos as well. This lens was an excellent choice— manual focus and all.

Super sharp and clear

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

I use this on macro bellows, so the manual focus and aperture are not a problem. If I were using it directly on the camera, I'd go with the 60mm if i wanted something in that focal range, though I use the 105 macro for that purpose.

Optically and Mechanically Near Perfection

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-19

I have owned at least three of this model over the years and just recently purchased a brand new one from B&H. I am so glad this lens is still available new from B&H. It is nice to own one in pristine condition. Mechanically it has all the attributes of the classic AI-S Nikkor, solid all metal construction, beautiful finish, and smooth focusing action. This particular lens is not all that heavy and the front element is deeply recessed so a hood isn't always a necessity. Used with PK-13 extension tube it gives you 1:1 magnification which is helpful for slide or negative film duplication/scanning. Optically it is tack sharp wide open and produces pleasing bokeh for tight still life work and even portraits, the slightly longer that 50mm focal length being helpful for the latter. Obviously it is a manual focus lens but for its primary purpose this is not as issue and is part of its appeal.

As lenses go, as good as it gets !

By Nigel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-20

I confess to being a great fan of Nikon's Manual Focus Lenses and in terms of build-quality and its quality-feel the Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Ai-S Micro Lens is perhaps as good as it gets. The lens is of course constructed using the best traditional materials and is beautifully finished too, and is a delight to use. Built to last a lifetime, the Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro lens is also very compact and lightweight and offers great versatility for a wide range of subjects - not only for close-up shots of course, but also for a great deal of general photography. And although the Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro comes with a relatively 'slow' f/2.8 maximum aperture, in practice, it's fine for all but the dimmest of photographic situations. I bought my first one of these lenses several years ago as a 'used' lens and I soon discovered that it's both an incredibly sharp Normal Lens and remarkably free from any discernible distortion (particularly in contrast to most other faster f/1.4 Normal Lenses for example). I sold that used lens a while ago, and employed a Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Micro lens for dedicated close-up work, however, having just purchased a brand new Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Ai-S Micro Lens, I am of the opinion that for the vast majority of the photos taken within close-range - the Nikkor 55mm is one of the best lenses to have at hand.

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question

compatible with d5?
Asked by: Terry L.
The Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens will be compatible with the Nikon D5.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Could I use this lens with the d800?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use the Nikon AI-S 55mm f/2.8 lens on the D800. The D800 is compatible with Nikon AI-S manual focus lenses.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2019-11-19

does this work with a Nikon D600?

does this work with a Nikon D600?
Asked by: Edwin
Yes, the Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens is compatible with the D600 but only in A or M modes.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-11-19

Has anyone tried this lens on a D850? Does anyone ...

Has anyone tried this lens on a D850? Does anyone know if it will work?
Asked by: Caesar
This is an F-Mount lens that covers a Full Frame Sensor. It will work on the Nikon D850.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-11

Is the Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm F/2.8 & the Nikon ...

Is the Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm F/2.8 & the Nikon AI-S 55mm f/2.8 the same same lens?
Asked by: Edwin
Yes these lenses are the same.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-03-29

Can the Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 be reverse ...

Can the Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 be reverse mounted on Nikon PB-6 bellows?
Asked by: Harold
Yes, with the BR2A reversing ring, click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/30viNs8
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-22

does it work with d7200?

does it work with d7200?
Asked by: gagandeep
Yes it does , fully manual , focus and aperture
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-21

Can I use this lens on a D7000? I just bought ...

Can I use this lens on a D7000? I just bought this lens and it just wont work.
Asked by: Hannah
It should most definitely work on the D7000. You can remove the metal prong and to use it on your camera, you must set the aperture to f/32 and then control the aperture through the camera body.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18
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