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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
SKU
NK6028AFDU

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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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    (1)

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    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Macro with Good Glass

On my D40X this is really difficult to focus, especially in low light where the wide apature gives little depth of field and margin of error. (This does not autofocus on the D40, D40X). Much harder to focus than I thought it would be. Good sharp glass and fine on the copy stand and table top for macro work. Useless as a walking around lens on this camera.

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

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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

By

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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James A  Will this lens work on a Nikon d7000?
MICHAEL E. H  Yes, it works great on my Nikon d7000. Mike from GA
Barbara W  Will it operate with a Nikon N75 FILM camera??
TONYA T  Yes, that lens should be useable on a film camera.
James A  Will this lens work on a Nikon d7000?
MICHAEL E. H  Yes, it works great on my Nikon d7000. Mike from GA
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