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Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Lens Type: AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED
- Designed for use with Nikon FX and DX digital SLR cameras including the D40, D60, D80, D90, and D300
- Focal length: 90mm effective for APS-C sensor cameras
- Ideal for closeup and macro photography; Minimum focus distance: 8 inches
- The item is made in Thailand
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-42|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Item Dimensions||2.87 x 2.87 x 3.5 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.93 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.19 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||60 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||60 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||7.28 inches|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||12|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||39.4 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.57 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
- Focal length: 60mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum aperture: f/32
- Autofocus: Yes
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Yes
- Compatible formats: FX, DX, FX in DX crop mode, 35mm film
- Vibration reduction: No
- Distance information: Yes
- ED glass elements: Yes
- Super Integrated Coating: Yes
- Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
- Internal focusing: Yes
- Rear focusing: No
- De-focus control: No
- Close-range correction: No
- Manual/auto focus mode: Yes
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.6 feet
- Angle of view: 39 degrees @ 40 feet
- Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
- ED elements: 1
- Maximum reproduction ratio: 1x
- Filter type: 62mm screw-on
- Mount type: Nikon F-bayonet
- Lens case: CL-1018
- Lens hood: HB-42
- Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long
- Weight: 15 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
Style: Lens Only
Top Customer Reviews
1) It no longer extends when focusing.
2) Hood is now included, and is bayonet style, not screw on.
3) AFS. Quiet focusing.
4) 9 nine rounded aperture blades (instead of 7 straight) for very pleasant bokeh.
5) As sharp as the old one.
6) New Nano crystal coatings supposed provide better color and contrast (only time will tell on this one).
Is it worth the upgrade? Check this list and see if these are important to you. If not, you can pick us a used 60mm AF(D) micro or maybe still find a new one for less money. As I was not replacing but buying a short macro for the first time, I got this latest version and am very very happy with it.
Is it worth the higher price? I certainly think so, but others may disagree. Shop around, there are better prices at good stores. Avoid Broadway photo and its related sites.
Unless you need to really keep your distance, this lens will serve your needs and blow you away with the crisp detail and accurately saturated color in the pictures you'll produce. I didn't think I could get close enough to some subjects but working slowly, I've had the end of this lens within 2-inches of wild fence lizards and inside of the minimum possible focal distance with subjects like grasshoppers and bees.
It's almost one of those rare "can't go wrong" situations. Buy it, you'll be glad you did.
The 60mm focal length gives more perspective & depth compared to longer lenses. It's also great for informal portraitsnon DX format, fitting into the short end of the classic 85-105mm range from film. I like all these aspects. They do mean there's a wider background and you're closer to the subject compared to longer alternatives.
Close focus is a hair tighter than 1:1. You have about 7.5" from the sensor-film plane to the subject. This translates to just under 2" from the lens front, or 1/2" from the front of the hood. The hood can be a problem that close. Backing off to 1:1.5 gains about an inch of distance. DX gives 1x1.5" field there to match 1:1 on FX or film. By 1:3 you've got 4+ inches in front of the hood. You get used to adjusting focus and framing with a mix of lens and camera movements. It's easier in practice than some have described, even on a tripod.
The lens is incredibly sharp and contrasty. You stop down from wide-open for DOF, not because you need better sharpness. Papery low contrast detail on flowers is captured well. Out of focus areas are smooth. Some say it's got the best Micro-Nikkor optics ever (see Bjorn Rorslett's site). You have to look hard to see this lens's few optical flaws (like barely visible CA).
Possible drawbacks (debatable):
The 60 mm focal length is short for some people's taste. Longer macro lenses do give greater working distance. Instead the 60 AF-S is smaller & lighter than 90-105mm macro-micro lenses.Read more ›
1. It has a SWM motor, and focusing is really fast and quiet!
2. The lens is sharp from f/2.8, so sharp it'll cut you!
3. The barrel does not extend.
4. It comes with a lens hood, HB-42.
5. Nano Crystal coasting.
6. 9 round aperture blades, which makes the bokeh consistently round.
On a DX camera, this 60mm becomes a 90mm field of view lens. It is good not only for close up work, but you can use it as a portrait lens, and you are guarenteed sharpness.
With the above improvements, and being such a great lens, there are also some problems to it. The SWM is so fast that it can actually overshoot the focusing, and then it just stops. You'll need to press the shutter release button again to focus. This lens viginettes more than the AF-D lens on a FX body. The resolution also starts to decline significantly after f/16.
This is the world's first professtional aspherical macro lens. For the year 2008, Nikon picked up 5 Amateur Photographic Awards, of which the AF-S 60mm f/2.8G got the award in the Fixed Focal Length of the Year category.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very sharp prime lens that can be used for Macro work as well. Note that I did have to calibrate it as it was front focusing.Published 1 day ago by Fred Bartholomew
This lens is already one of my favorites. I love how crisp the details are, even with a fantastically shallow depth of field. LOVE it.Published 1 month ago by Jessica
In answer to a posted question, yes. this is a true FX lens and a superb one. It works beautifully with my d810 as well as being an excellent portrait lens with my d7100.Published 5 months ago by Owen P. O'meara
So happy to have a micro lens once again. I had all the lens for my film camera and am stuck with them. They are not compatible.Published 6 months ago by B. A. Angell
sharp sharp sharp. am loving using this lense. upped my photographyto now include detailed macro shots.Published 6 months ago by amvshopper
The auto mode became manual. Ever since then it has never become auto-focus mode again. Used it on different cameras but nothing helped. Sharpness though is very good.Published 8 months ago by Krish