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

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About Nikon 60mm F/2.8

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.

The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Special effects, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, 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: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
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
Cons:
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

  • 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 60mm F/2.8 Specifications

Focal length
60mm
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.
Warranty
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Nikon 60mm F/2.8 Reviews

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4.8

(based on 150 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great lens for portrait and close-up

This lens was bought to replace a Nikkor 105 mm lens that I bought 20 years ago and later sold. Now that i am into digital photography i need a similiar lens. This lens is lightweight, slightly "fat" (lens cap size is 62), and provides no means to change aperature adjustment except inside the camera controls. I prefer the manual focus for close-ups because it works well, is faster, and doesn't change as your camera may change its point of view.For full macro you need to get very close to the ...

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This lens was bought to replace a Nikkor 105 mm lens that I bought 20 years ago and later sold. Now that i am into digital photography i need a similiar lens. This lens is lightweight, slightly "fat" (lens cap size is 62), and provides no means to change aperature adjustment except inside the camera controls. I prefer the manual focus for close-ups because it works well, is faster, and doesn't change as your camera may change its point of view.For full macro you need to get very close to the subject.Please checkout this photo with just a bit of cropping. This was shot on a tripod at F5.6, SB-6oo flash set to Manuel (and reduced in power) and a shutter speed of 1/60.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

piece of junk

Do not buy this lens...it's junk

Reviewed by 150 customers

 
5.0

Excellent Lens for Reproducing Fine Art

By

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)

 
5.0

Probably the best Nikkor 60mm macro ever

By

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)

 
5.0

Close, closer, closest

By

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)

 
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!

 
5.0

Fine lens

By

from Undisclosed

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

 
4.0

More than just a macro lens

By

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)

 
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

versatile and sharp

By

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.

 
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.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
David M  I chose this lens because I needed a fixed focal length lens for portraits and macro photography. It works really well.
sam k  Does AF work on D3200 with this lens?
DR D  I only use D300; it works very well
Peter M  will this work in the auto mode on my NIKON 5000D ?
GREG C  It's a FX (Full frame) lens, so yes it'll work and it'll be like a 80mm on your camera.
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