Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Telephoto Auto Focus Lens - Grey Market


About Nikon 60mm F/2.8

The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is commonly used for General purpose, Low light, Macro, Macro photography, Portraits, Weddings and more.The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 60mm F/2.8: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (73),Strong construction (55),Consistent output (48),Lightweight (46),Durable (42),Rugged (37),Easily interchangeable (34),Nice bokeh (15),Clear glass (8),Easily mounted (8),Simple controls (6),Easy to clean (5) Sharp (3) View All
Heavy (6)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (30),Portraits (25),General purpose (21),Low light (17),Macro (14),Landscape/scenery (10),Night photography (10),Wildlife (10),Wildlife photos (10),Landscape photography (8),Weddings (8),Special effects (7) Art (6),Documentary (6),Sports/action (4),Video (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (25),Photo enthusiast (16),Semi-pro photographer (14),Semi-professional (6),Casual photographer (5),Professional (5)

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

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
Image Stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No
Angle of view
39° 40´
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
8 3/4 in.
Maximum Magnification
(Macro Setting): 1:1
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.9 x 2.8 inches
15.5 oz
AF not supported by D40, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras
Mfr #
1987 G

Nikon 60mm F/2.8 Reviews

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(based on 151 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


A lens I can "get close" with...

I bought this lens for a few reasons, it's highly rated quality glass, it's fast, and it's a macro lens (what Nikon calls "Micro"). Being a macro lens was a big factor as I did not have a macro in my bag. So I put it on my camera and headed out I go to grab some shots of water droplets. While I was shooting I was surprised at how quiet it was (important when shooting events like weddings and you don't want to be intrusive), and just how close I could get to my subject, within a few inches. No...

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I bought this lens for a few reasons, it's highly rated quality glass, it's fast, and it's a macro lens (what Nikon calls "Micro"). Being a macro lens was a big factor as I did not have a macro in my bag. So I put it on my camera and headed out I go to grab some shots of water droplets. While I was shooting I was surprised at how quiet it was (important when shooting events like weddings and you don't want to be intrusive), and just how close I could get to my subject, within a few inches. Now I could bore you with technical blah, blah, blah about this lens, but the most important thing to most photographers is, "what do the images look like?" Here are four samples straight out of the camera, no filter was on the lens while I shot, no post-processing of any kind was done, the only thing I did to these images was reduce their size for posting. I am extremely happy with the quality of the images and looking forward to using this lens more in the future.


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 151 customers


Spectacular lens...I suggest protective filter on front


from Washington DC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


Excellent Lens for Reproducing Fine Art


from San Diego, California

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)


Probably the best Nikkor 60mm macro ever


from South Carolina, USA

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.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Close, closer, closest


from St. Louis, MO, USA

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)


A Great Lens to Own


from Middle Tennessee  -  Photo Enthusiast

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!


Fine lens


from Undisclosed

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


More than just a macro lens


from Fremont, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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)


f/2.8 confusion explained


from North Shore MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


versatile and sharp


from Undisclosed

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.




from Centennial, Colorado  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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 have to try it to see the results you will get. Worth the price.


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