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About Nikon 60mm F/2.8

The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Macro, Portraits and more.The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast 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, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (72),Strong construction (55),Consistent output (48),Lightweight (45),Durable (42),Rugged (37),Easily interchangeable (34),Nice bokeh (14),Clear glass (8),Easily mounted (8),Simple controls (6),Easy to clean (5) Sharp (3) View All
Heavy (6)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (29),Portraits (25),General purpose (21),Low light (16),Macro (14),Wildlife (10),Landscape/scenery (9),Night photography (9),Wildlife photos (9),Landscape photography (8),Weddings (8),Special effects (7) Art (6),Documentary (6),Sports/action (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (25),Photo enthusiast (16),Semi-pro photographer (13),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

Nikon 60mm F/2.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great lens

One of the best lenses I have in my bag. The copy that I have is very sharp. I can say that, for all eight Nikon lenses I own...this one is the sharpest. It can focus down to a 1:1 life size reproduction ratio. I use it a lot for coin collections and small objects.

Reviewed by 150 customers


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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


My Favorite Lens


from Vermont  -  Photo Enthusiast

Loved this lens from the moment I opened it. It does an awesome job with macro. It's pretty fast and works great as a portrait lens (on a crop camera). I prefer my 35mm for a walk around lens, but this isn't bad either. A little too close for some things, but really a great all around lens.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ERIC W  To replace my old 105mm Micro. I've used the 60mm and it is sharp as a tack.
k i  I have this lens. When I use it for portrait photos, I have to keep a long distance. Can anybody suggest a wide angle lens adapter for this lens? Thanks!
WILLIAM O  For general single-person portrait use the most pleasing perspective comes from using a slight telephoto lens and stepping back some. This perspective avoids distorting facial features, such as the elongation of face and nose from wide angle lenses or the flattening of these features with a longer telephoto. For a film-based 35mm camera the most pleasing perspective comes from a lens of about 85 mm. For a digital camera with the DX sensor this is about equal to the 60mm lens tha you have. I know of no wide angle adapter for this lens. If one were available it would be very expensive and STILL degrade the image quality significantly, which would be a really poor application of this particular lens. If you really want to get closer or take group portraits I would suggest adding another lens, such as: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom Lens This can be purchased for between $99 and $197 at Adorama depending on which options (i.e. grey market, refurbished, vibration reduction, etc.) you choose. You will get much better portraits with this lens than any adapter would yield on the 60mm lens, for not much more expense than a really good filter/adapter. In addition, you would build more flexibility into your lens collection. This is just one example. Other lenses would also offer similar advantages but at more cost.
Barbara W  Will it operate with a Nikon N75 FILM camera??
TONYA T  Yes, that lens should be useable on a film camera.
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