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

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

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

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


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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 32
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio; Macro Close-Ups
  • One ED Glass and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.3"
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 60mm f/2.8 overview

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The AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens provides an exceptional range of applications and high-quality performance. Compact and versatile, this lens is perfect for close-up, copy and general photography with a 1:1 reproduction ratio for life-size macro photography and a 7.3" minimum focus distance. At just longer than a standard focal length, the lens is also useful for portraiture and short telephoto applications. When used on a DX-format DSLR, its 35mm focal length equivalence corresponds to a 90mm lens. The f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective for low-light imaging and provides shallow depth of field control.

With an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element and aspherical elements, chromatic and spherical aberrations are controlled for superior optical performance. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated lens coatings improve light transmission and reduce ghosting and flare. The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Internal Focusing (IF) system afford fast and quiet focusing action and the M/A mode switch with manual focus override enables fast access to critical focus, The nine-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend smoothly to produce natural-looking, harmonious backgrounds.

Macro Capability
The 1:1 reproduction ratio enables life-size macro imaging as close as 7.3".
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor enables quiet automatic focusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation.
Internal Focusing
Internal Focusing design for fixed lens length and non-rotating front element allows the use of circular polarizing filters and lens-mounted flash accessories.
ED Glass
The ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range while ensuring high resolution and contrast.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating delivers superior color performance, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Nano Crystal Coating
The Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image integrity.
Rounded Diaphragm
9-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly for natural-looking backgrounds.
Compact Design
At just 3.5" long and 15 ounces, this is a compact and versatile macro telephoto prime lens.
UPC: 018208021772
In the Box
Nikon AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens
  • 62mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-42 Bayonet Lens Hood for AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro
  • CL-1018 Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 60mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 60mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 90 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 39° 40'
    DX Picture Angle: 26° 30'
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.28" (18.49 cm)
    Magnification 1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5" (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
    Weight 15 oz (425 g)
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    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Nikon 60mm f/2.8 reviews

    AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 318.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Tradition Continues The 60mm F2.8G is the worthy descendent and successor of the legendary 55mm F2.8 micro. I use this lens for copying old photos, landscape and even people picture. The F2.8 aperture gives me a bright image in the viewfinder, and the nano coating helps to reduce ghosting and reflection, reducing the hotspot and glare. I consider this lens for good overall usage, in my opinion if you have this lens you shouldn't have to buy the 50mm F1.4, unless you constantly 'must' shoot at that setting. The glass is much flatter which means distortion is virtually non-existence, no exaggeration, just faithful reproduction of what you see through the viewfinder.
    Date published: 2009-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creates Beautiful Sharp & Creamy Images I use this lens on a D200 for a lot of food photography and close-ups of a few other miscellaneous, mainly static subjects. The autofocus sometimes has trouble finding what to focus on, but overall the focus is silent and the images are crisp & sharp with creamy shallow depth of field (or bokeh as some like to call it). The images are always beautiful and the quality superb. I've had this lens for a couple months now and so far no regrets about the quality of the images it produces. One note though, the D200's 1.5 conversion factor turns this lens into a 90mm which is too close sometimes, but an upgrade to FX should fix that...
    Date published: 2008-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great renovation of its predecessor Long-awaited renovation of the highly-regarded Micro-Nikkor AF 60mm f/2.8 D. The lens is quite compact and light. The build quality is very decent, the focus ring operates quite smooth. Thanks to the true IF design the lens neither extends nor rotates during focusing. It has really fast silent-wave AF motor thus AF is available for cameras without build-in AF drive. Unfortunately there is no focus limiter for non-macro photography... I am completely satisfied with the macro shots I can take. The lens is very sharp, the resolution is superb keeping in mind diffraction as the limiting factor for very small apertures (from f/22). I have also no problem with chromatic aberrations. A great macro lens!
    Date published: 2008-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great macro lens, solidly built This lens is a prized possession for this newbie. It's quiet (has the silent wave motor) and has internal focusing and the auto/manual switch. It feels solidly built but not too heavy. It's amazing how crazy close and clear photos come out. I've taken a few random portrait photos also and was greatly surprised at the quality (and have had photos with stunningly lovely bokeh). Most photos have been taken without a tripod and some off the hip with wonderful results. Now I need another Nikon body so I can leave this lens on permanently and my zoom on my original. Worth every penny spent!
    Date published: 2009-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lense is AWESOME! ... As soon as I got home after receiving it I started using it to take macro shots as well as some portraits. This lense is extremely sharp and quick to focus. This is now the lens that I keep on my camera most of the time. The only thing about this lens that limits it is that it is not a zoom lens so you do have to move a lot. I knew that already so was already prepared for that. I would love to get the 105mm version of this so it will be easier to got super close up macro shots of insects and other wildlife but that one is out of my price range. I love this lens though and will be getting a lot of use out of it. It is very well built as well.
    Date published: 2011-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great macro lens This is the first lens for my first D800. I bought this first because of its cost performance. This lens has also got the highest point among all other lenses in a Japanese major comparison site. After I used it, I understood why it's so poplar. I especially like its very soft and smooth bokeh it makes. Even Zeiss lens makes more distracting bokeh compared with this AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED . It also makes great images for normal shots. But when you shoot large space like landscape, I think it would be its weak point compared with other expensive normal lenses.
    Date published: 2012-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good lens I am a commercial photographer specializing in plumbing fixtures. I bought this lens to replace my venerable 60mm micro which I had for 12 years. The new version is not quite as sharp, but the new coatings make a noticeable difference on the glare off the image sensor. The AF-S system is a huge improvement, as it both extends the cameras battery life and makes continuous focus a much better option for off tripod use. Build quality is solid, and this one comes with a hood. Not much negative to say, I just wish it had a Full/Limit switch. Overall a good lens for the price.
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Sharp AF-S. I looked at the greatest portrait lens, the 85mm 1.4 and the perfect allrounder, the 70-200 to satisfy my needs for people photography. With a DX lens, the 85mm was too long and the 70-200 was too cumbersome. This is when i looked at and purchased the 60mm AFS Macro, which is by far the sharpest lens i have ever used. With a focal range of about 85mm on FF youre looking at the ideal portrait lens for people photography on DX. A huge bonus was the Macro/Micro design which meant that it was insanely sharp for portrait photography and also backed up as a dual purpose lens for Macro shots. The only downside was the large price hike for AF-S, but for me, AF-S is more important than VR, theres nothing worse than missing that moment because of focus hunting. Its also a bit on the big/heavy side.
    Date published: 2009-07-30
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