Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 2177 60mm f/2.8G ED Standard Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon FX|
|Lens Description||60 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||60 Millimeters|
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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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Versatile standard macro lens with advanced technologies
The AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED combines legendary Micro NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technologies for stunningly sharp close-up and macro images up to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio). It produces beautiful bokeh (background blur) at its wider aperture settings, and with its wide focusing range, the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is not limited to extreme close-up photography—achieve great results with nearly any subject.
Amazing macro shooting
Crisp sharpness from life-size (1:1) to infinity.
Discover a world of extreme clarity and unseen detail with close-up shooting only achievable with a macro lens. The AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is a compact, versatile macro lens capable of producing stunning sharpness with beautiful bokeh (background blur) in a wide range of focus distances from infinity to life-size (1:1).
Detailed portraits and more
Fast f/2.8 aperture and versatile focal length
Thanks to a broad focusing range and a wide f/2.8 maximum aperture, the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED can be used for more than just close-up shooting. Create truly spectacular portraits and more with exquisite levels of detail. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing performance with seamless manual focus override for increased versatility.
Get better pictures from your digital SLR with this Nikon USA: AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens. With its two aspherical lens elements, lens aberrations are rare. And if you need to take a picture fast, the Silent Wave Motor produces high-speed and quiet autofocus operation. And its Nano Crystal Coat eliminates most internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image integrity. Faster, smoother autofocusing and eliminates barrel length changes and front element rotation Virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths 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 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 40' (26 30' with Nikon DX format) Closest focus distance - 0.185 m/0.6 ft. (life-size) Maximum reproduction ratio - 1.0x (life-size) Filter/attachment size - 62 mm Diameter x length - Approximately 2.9 x 3.5 inches Weight - Approximately 15 oz. Supplied accessories - LC-62 62mm Snap-on front lens cap, LF-1Rear lens cap, HB-42 Bayonet hood, CL-1018 Flexible lens pouch Optional accessories - 62mm screw-in filters, including circular polarizing filter
Ideal for close-up shots, copy work, and general photography, the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S lens is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both Nikon FX format and DX format image sensors. The lens is equipped with an exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that enables accurate, quiet, high-speed autofocus operation. The lens's pair of aspherical elements, meanwhile, virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration even at the widest aperture. Add in an extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass element--which effectively minimizes chromatic aberration--and your photos will enjoy superior sharpness and color correction regardless of the subject. Other details include an internal focusing (IF) design that enables the use of polarizers and speed-light systems; a Nano Crystal Coat that virtually eliminates reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image integrity; a Super Integrated Coating (SIC) that substantially reduces ghosting and flare; a rounded nine-blade diaphragm that makes out-of-focus image elements appear more natural; and a M/A focus mode that allows you to quickly transition between autofocus and manual operation.
- 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
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Maybe I had a bad copy of the G lens. Im happy with the D, so no matter.
Note; the D version requires focus screw in the camera body.
It is used only in a studio and delivers as expected. Excellent construction and well balanced
this is an outstanding product.
It creates very sharp and clear shots for macro purposes and even for portraits at times.
If you are a bit weary of insects and plan to shoot them quite a bit, you may want to go for a longer focal length.
This lens, paired with my Speedlight, enable me to get some very sharp clear shots at high aperture settings while indoors.
In the end, this had turned into my most used lens at a time. I just enjoyed shooting with it so much that I was shooting primarily macro shots for about a year.
This little gem has the best technologies Nikon offers currently: Silent Wave motor, AFS, IF (internal focusing), ED Glass, 9-blade rounded diaphragm, and Nano coating. To my knowledge, there is no other Nikon lenses that sell for less and still have all these technologies. The only thing it missed is VR which will make it "perfect".
In additon to very sharp, I also like the background blurry a lot. The lens is very light when comparing to the Nikon 105 VR. This makes it very usable for hand-held close-ups which is the purpose I bought it for.
I'd recommend this lens to anyone who look for a macro lens with a different prospective (than 105 VR) with a Nikon FF camera. You should also consider this lens if you are thinking to get a standard lens (like 50mm f1.4). This lens can focus from a few inches all the way to infinite while normal lenses requires a minimum focus distance of 2-3 feet or more. Also macro lenses are typically sharper than non-macro lenses.
[Updated on 3/30/2010]
Just finished processing the first major batch of images shot with this lens. The color is so vivid and brilliant. The blurry background is so beautiful. The lens is a gem. Highly recommended.
[Updated on 4/24/2010]
I tested the AF today. The AF for this lens is actually very fast. Compare to my other lenses, AF speed for subject great than 2 feet, this lens AF faster than 85 f1.4 and my Sigma 50 f1.4. So I would not say it's slow AF any more.
The more I used it, the more I like it. The images are very sharp.
I also think this lens is a great value considering its great IQ and price.
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I also need a high quality studio prime for professional ceramics and this has given me high quality remarked upon by magazine editors. I have the 40 mm too which I use as a prime and it too is a brilliant lens and, at the price a bit of a sleeper.
The Nano coating gives the edge. Focal length is a matter of choice but, both lenses make me realise why pros (not photo journalists) speak knowingly of Nikon Colour. So pleased I bought this
The lens is used as my "normal" lens as well for close-up work. I prefer it to 50mm.
Well made and easy to use.
Highly recommended, worth every penny.
Es ist mein Objektiv mit der besten Schärfe und quasi ohne Verzeichnung. Ich nutze es bei Portraits und bei Macro natürlich.
Der AF ist für ein Macro sehr schnell und zuverlässig.
Es liefert auch genügend Struktur für die 24MP Sensoren.
Und es ist noch leicht und kompakt.