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Nikon 60mm F/2.8: Picture 1 regular $516.95

Nikon 60mm F/2.8 Features

  • Medium telephoto Micro lens for portrait and other high magnification close-up applications
  • Provides extra working distance for elusive subjects or ones requiring supplemental illumination
  • Continuous focusing from infinity to life-size (1:1)

Nikon 60mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction
7 Groups/ 8 Elements
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Note: AF not supported by D40, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras
Features
Image Stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No
Angle of view
39° 40´
F stop range
2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance
8 3/4 in.
Maximum Magnification
(Macro Setting): 1:1
Filter Size
62mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.9 x 2.8 inches
Weight
15.5 oz
Notes
AF not supported by D40, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras
Mfr #
1987 G
SKU
NK6028AFD

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4.8

(based on 144 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (124)

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    (17)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great lens

I really like this lens. It's my default lens for digital photography because I like the focal length (on my D40), close focus capabilities and fast aperture. It is exactly what I was looking for. Much easier than having to screw on close-up lenses and remove them again. It is a really impressive piece of craftsmanship compared to the plastic mount kit lens. It is hefty and solid and the focus ring is smooth and comfortable. I like the versatility of this lens. It may be a little soft and hav...

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I really like this lens. It's my default lens for digital photography because I like the focal length (on my D40), close focus capabilities and fast aperture. It is exactly what I was looking for. Much easier than having to screw on close-up lenses and remove them again. It is a really impressive piece of craftsmanship compared to the plastic mount kit lens. It is hefty and solid and the focus ring is smooth and comfortable. I like the versatility of this lens. It may be a little soft and have some light fall off wide open at infinity, but it performs well beside just as a macro lens. It works as a nice portrait lens. In the macro range it is amazingly sharp. The working distance at 1:1 is very short (under two inches, I believe) which can cause problems (scaring your subjects and blocking the light, for example) but I can work around that. My lens does tend to hunt for focus (from infinity to 1:1 and back) if it is not already close, and sometimes even when it is already in focus--but all you need to do is twist the focus ring to override the auto focus. I think this might be more my D40 body (probably needs to be cleaned) than the lens. The maximum aperture does decrease as you focus down, down to f/4.8 at 1:1. This is not a bad thing. It is a small price to pay for the internal focusing and no externally moving parts. I wish the filter threads were the old Nikon standard 52mm instead of the overgenerous 62mm filter threads, which look out of place compared to the tiny front element. The front element is fairly vulnerable, especially compared to the 55mm f/2.8 AI-S lens I recently acquired, the front element of which is deeply recessed and shaded by the barrel of the lens. However, even without the hood the 60mm f/2.8 AF-S is remarkably immune to flare or ghosts, probably because of the nano coating.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mediocre at best

I would be moving the manufacture of all lenses back to Japan for tighter quality control. Your quality in lens design has slipped. Possibly too much plastic and not enough glass.

Reviewed by 144 customers

 
5.0

Spectacular lens...I suggest protective filter on front

By

This is fantastic on the D800e. I strongly recomend placing protective filter on the front for walk around casual use as the front element is very exposed. I also prefer a rubber lens hood as it reduces hard bumps as with the provided hard plastic hood. Also works great as a regular walk around lens. I especially like the internal focusing feature as there is no air pumping through the lens and camera when focusing like the older designs and less internal dust potential.

 
5.0

Excellent Lens for Reproducing Fine Art

By

This Nikon micro lens is perfect for reproducing fine art work. The reproduction of the painting below was taken with a Nikon D800 camera body at an aperture of f/8, an ISO of 100, and Matrix Metering.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Probably the best Nikkor 60mm macro ever

By

This is a very good lens length, it is very easy to hand hold and hand hold still. It is probably the best Nikkor macro of this range, I have owned the 55 mm 3.5 non-Ai, the 55mm 2.8 AIs and the 60mm 2.8 AF-d....all have been very good this one tops them. The only thing I would like to see is for this lens to have a collapsible lens hood, at 1:1 the current one can get in the way. All that said one thing few comment about is it's lack of distortion. This lens not only has horizontal and vertical lines without distortion, but the squares are square and the rounds are round. It is an excellent lens when perfect shapes are needed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Close, closer, closest

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Macro is a fascinating aspect of photography and I acquired a manual focus Micro-Nikkor several years ago and created a number of wonderful pictures with it. However, I was always frustrated by the annoyance of setting up the older lens. I was lucky to find a pre-owned 60mm lens and the auto-focus makes such a difference. Not only do I have a sharp everyday f2.8 60mm for my D610 I can also use it on my DX body as a 90mm portrait lens. I am sure the latest 'G' version is a masterpiece too, but for the occasional close-up work I shoot this lens is great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Lens to Own

By

Very sharp images on close-up shots, as well a good lens to use for stand in portrait work. The lens is light enough, as macro-micro lens go, that it can be used as a "walk around" lens. The 60 feels solid and the focus ring has a good feel to it. I have used this lens for close ups of wildflowers to pottery displays in museums with great results. The only tricky part is using it for insect shots, such as butterflies; for this I have stayed with my telephoto. I hope you enjoy your 60 as much as I have!

 
5.0

Fine lens

By

No problems... Nice micro. Easy to use. What you would expect in a Nikon lens.

 
4.0

More than just a macro lens

By

I had the legendary 105 2.8 macro but never used it b/c of the extending barrel and just too long. This guy is compact, pretty light and really sharp, I mean really sharp. Ultra sharp macro (use a tripod, always) and I love it on the street or in the back country. This is a really sharp lens.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

f/2.8 confusion explained

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The prominent negative review for this macro lens cites that it is NOT f2.8 and the owner returned it. Apparently, this user did not know that Nikon, alone among camera/lens manufacturers, shows the REAL effective f/stop in use at close "macro" distances. All lenses are rated for the f/stop at "infinity". But the focal ratio of all lenses increases as you focus on nearby objects. ANY lens (macro or otherwise) that is focused very close to the subject will effectively be operating at a much higher f/stop. On Nikon macro lenses, the REAL f/stop is calculated and shown as you focus closely. All other camera/lens manufacturers just keep on showing the "infinity" f/stop, which is wildly inaccurate at macro focusing distances. This becomes clear if you try to use a strobe and believe the way-too-optimistic f/stop at infinity when at macro distances. It's likely that this macro lens, when wide open but focused at 1:1 could be at f/8 or so. This is the way ALL lenses work. It was misguided to blame Nikon for being accurate. I have three Nikon macro lenses and all of them show the real effective f/stop as you close in on 1:1.

 
5.0

versatile and sharp

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This lens provides the versatility that I needed when traveling in Thailand, I shot scenery and portrait using this lens with very satisfying results. I recommend this lens when you are traveling light and want sharp quality for all conditions. Excellent in low light conditions, great depth of field.

 
5.0

Excellent

By

I love this lens. I use it for all macro photos but also for portraits as well. It gives very crisp photos as well as excellent bokeh where you want it. Small and easy to carry. Love this...you have to try it to see the results you will get. Worth the price.

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Sherry H  Can I buy this lens (Christmas present) for a Nikon D5100?
BRIAN L  Hi. This lens will not autofocus on the D5100 as that camera does not have the necessary motor drive. You will need the AF-S version of this lens to work on the D5100.
Sherry H  Thanks Brian I purchased the AF-S this morning.
Sherry H  Can I buy this lens (Christmas present) for a Nikon D5100?
BRIAN L  Hi. This lens will not autofocus on the D5100 as that camera does not have the necessary motor drive. You will need the AF-S version of this lens to work on the D5100.
Sherry H  Thanks Brian I purchased the AF-S this morning.
Sherry H  Can I buy this lens (Christmas present) for a Nikon D5100?
BRIAN L  Hi. This lens will not autofocus on the D5100 as that camera does not have the necessary motor drive. You will need the AF-S version of this lens to work on the D5100.
Sherry H  Thanks Brian I purchased the AF-S this morning.
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