Refurbished

Nikon Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S Micro Nikkor AF ED Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

Nikon

About Nikon 60mmm F2.8

The Compact, versatile Micro-NIKKOR lens for close-up, copy work and general photography. It provides continuous autofocus from infinity to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio). Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables accurate, high-speed and quiet autofocus operation. Two aspherical elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration even at the widest aperture.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element offer superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration. The Internal Focusing (IF) design allows faster, smoother autofocusing and eliminates barrel length changes for consistent handling-design also eliminates front element rotation, enabling easier use of polarizers and Nikon's Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (42),Strong construction (26),Lightweight (24),Consistent output (23),Durable (18),Easily interchangeable (17),Rugged (16),Nice bokeh (9),Easy to clean (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (19),General purpose (13),Portraits (13),Low light (8),Wildlife (7),Wildlife photos (6),Landscape photography (6),Night photography (6),Landscape/scenery (5),Macro (4),Special effects (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (14),Enthusiast (10),Semi-pro photographer (6),Semi-professional (5)

Nikon 60mmm F2.8 Features

  • Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image integrity
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC) delivers superior color performance, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm for more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements
  • M/A Focus Mode allows fast, smooth transitions, autofocus to manual operation

Nikon 60mmm F2.8 Specifications

Focal length
60mm
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Maximum aperture
f/2.8
Minimum aperture
f/32
Lens construction
12 elements in 9 groups (with one ED glass lens, two aspherical lenses, one with Nano Crystal Coat)
Picture angle
39 degrees 40' (26 degrees 30' with Nikon DX format)
Closest focus distance
0.185 m/0.6 ft. (life-size)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1.0x (life-size)
Diaphragm Blades
9 (rounded)
Filter size
62 mm
Diameter x length
Approximately 2.9 x 3.5 inches (73 x 89mm)
Weight
Approximately 425 g/15.0 oz.

Nikon 60mmm F2.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stellar

I have owned many Nikon lenses and this one is right up there with the much more expensive 70-200 VRII, the 14-24, and the Micro Nikkor 105 VR and yet it is a fraction of the cost of those lenses and it even has the Nano coat. The AF is super fast and virtually silent and it is light and compact but has a very solid feel to it. It also doubles as a "normal lens" on my D600 and is just as good at infinity as it is inches away from the subject.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lens in good / not great shape

The lens works great and is in good physical condition EXCEPT the lens caps! The rear cap looks like it was keyed and part of the teeth design is scraped off. The front cap also has visible wear. I contacted Nikon and they said that they wouldn't do anything about it...it's not part of the refurbishment they do on lenses. I've emailed Adorama and asked for a cosmetically new (like my lens) 62mm genuine Nikon front lens cap, and a cosmetically new genuine Nikon rear cap. Upon receipt, I'd be m...

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The lens works great and is in good physical condition EXCEPT the lens caps! The rear cap looks like it was keyed and part of the teeth design is scraped off. The front cap also has visible wear. I contacted Nikon and they said that they wouldn't do anything about it...it's not part of the refurbishment they do on lenses. I've emailed Adorama and asked for a cosmetically new (like my lens) 62mm genuine Nikon front lens cap, and a cosmetically new genuine Nikon rear cap. Upon receipt, I'd be more than happy to return the scratched ones that arrived with my lens.

Reviewed by 38 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Lens to Own

By

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

f/2.8 confusion explained

By

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.

 
5.0

Excellent

By

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Lens

By

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't leave home without this lens!

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Casual Photographer

An amazing macro lens - my favorite. Highly recommend.

(0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Confusing information

By

from Oneida, New York  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens seemed to take excellent photos. BUT, it was supposed to be usable at f2.8, no explanations to the contrary in any literature. When I could not achieve this setting, I contacted to Nikon. They wrote back with explanations that made no sense. Therefore, I decided to return the article because of this discrepancy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stellar

By

from Texas Hill Country  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have owned many Nikon lenses and this one is right up there with the much more expensive 70-200 VRII, the 14-24, and the Micro Nikkor 105 VR and yet it is a fraction of the cost of those lenses and it even has the Nano coat. The AF is super fast and virtually silent and it is light and compact but has a very solid feel to it. It also doubles as a "normal lens" on my D600 and is just as good at infinity as it is inches away from the subject.

 
5.0

Great lens!

By

from Massachusetts  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm currently using the lense on a Fuji S3 Pro UV/IR camera.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome lens!

By

from Maryland  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens is super sharp and lightweight. I typically use it for macro photography but is also a great portrait lens. I've had great results when paired with my SB-700 for close up shots of bugs and flowers. You can't go wrong with this lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great super sharp micro lens

By

from Hurricane, UT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Would recommend to anyone needing a super sharp close focus micro lens.

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