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Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Nikon's most compact Micro lens for close-up and general photography
- Close Range Correction system provides high performance at both near and far focusing distances
- Nikon Super Integrated Coating for minimized flare and ghost, providing good color balance
- Close-up to approximately 8.75-Inches
- Compatible Formats: FX / DX / FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-22|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera|
|Item Dimensions||2.76 x 2.76 x 2.95 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.44 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||0.97 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.22 m|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||60 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||60 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||8|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.32 pounds|
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|Dimensions||2.76 inches x 2.95 inches x 2.76 inches||2.87 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.87 inches||3.74 inches x 2.87 inches x 2.87 inches||3.27 inches x 4.57 inches x 3.27 inches|
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|Maximum Aperture||2.8||2.8||32 inches||2.8|
|Max Focal Length||60 mm||60 mm||100||105 mm|
|Min Aperture||32||32||2.8 inches||32|
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From the Manufacturer
AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The Nikon 60mm f2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens is Nikon's most compact Micro lens for close-up and general photography, making it great for portrait, copy work, and field close-up applications. The Close Range Correction system provides high performance at both near and far focusing distances. The Nikon Super Integrated Coating for minimized flare and ghost, providing good color balance. The lens shoots as close-up to approximately 8.75 inches and has a 90.4-millimeter working distance.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating ensures exceptional performance
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction. Nikon Super Integrated Coating is especially effective for lenses with a large number of elements, like our Zoom-Nikkors. Also, Nikon's multilayer coating process is tailored to the design of each particular lens. The number of coatings applied to each lens element is carefully calculated to match the lens type and glass used, and also to assure the uniform color balance that characterizes Nikkor lenses. This results in lenses that meet much higher standards than the rest of the industry.
Close-Range Correction system
The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations, for it provides superior picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range. With CRC, the lens elements are configured in a "floating element" design wherein each lens group moves independently to achieve focusing. This ensures superior lens performance even when shooting at close distances.
D-type and G-type Nikkors relay subject-to-camera distance information to AF Nikon camera bodies. This then makes possible advances like 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash. Note: D-type and G-type Nikkors provide distance information to the following cameras: Auto exposure; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, F65, F60, F55, F50, Pronea S, Pronea 600i, D2 series, D1 series, D100, and D70s/D70. Flash control; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, D2 series, D1 series, D100, and D70s/D70 cameras.
What's in the Box:
Lens, 62mm snap-on front lens cap, rear lens cap LF-1.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only thing that could possibly disappoint is the working distance. At 1:1, the subject is about 2-3 inches from the front of the lens. When shooting insects or other moving creatures, this may be too close. The 105mm macro is the way to go for that.
---Edited with the following: I've seen 1 and 2 star reviews for this lens because it will not autofocus with the Nikon D40, D40x, and D60(and possibly others). All the other functions still work, just have to manually focus it. **If you want autofocus with the above mentioned Nikon bodies, get the new G version of this lens. These days the 2 are almost the same price.And some knock it because it doesn't have VR. Hey, this lens was introduced around 1989-long before VR or digital SLRs. And in macro photography, steadiness and focusing are so critical, VR won't help much anyway. The only proper technique is to use a rock solid tripod and focus manually. If you think you can just hold the camera and shoot at 1:1 reproduction ratio, you'll have alot of blurred shots. So do your homework and research and don't buy something that is not fully compatible with your camera body-and then give it 1 or 2 stars. It's a fine lens-trust me.
Update Sept 2 2013. I just sold the 60 micro because of the short working distance. I'm saving up for a good used 105 Micro D lens. I need the older D lenses because the G lenses don't have an aperture ring and most of my older film cameras need it(and the 105 G VR is priced much higher). That's another thing about this 60, it has an aperture ring so it can be used on older cameras. I had it 11 years and it served me well. Goodbye old friend.
1. The bokeh is the stuff of legend; it is textbook perfect. It is in the same class as the best German lenses when it comes to bokeh.
2. It is exquisitely sharp, all out to the edges, with no chromatic aberrations.
3. Manual focusing is nicely dampened and feels just like a manual-focusing lens.
4. Not only is it ideal for macro (micro) photography; it's also a fine
portrait lens. The narrower field of view (90mm equivalent in 35mm film) is perfect for abstracts.
5. The level of performance and quality exceeds the price two times over, in my opinion.
6. I think this is basically the same lens design as Nikon's hugely popular and legendary 55mm manual-focus Micro-Nikkor.
This lens is what Nikon optics is all about. You can't go wrong buying one.
Much closer in price to the former, but built considerably better, is Nikon's 60mm 2.8 macro lens. I'm astonished by how much fine detail this thing picks up. In fact, I've never seen anything like it outside of the realm of medium-format cameras. For an SLR lens, this is as good as it gets. I rarely dabble in macro photography and would have no use for this lens if it wasn't such a stellar choice for portrait photos.
Caution: it's brutally honest, recording every pore (and of course, every minuscule blemish) in your subject's face. If you're going for lifelike and truthful, the 60mm Micro will wow you. If you're after portraits that are pleasing and flattering and just a bit soft, this isn't the lens for you, unless you don't mind achieving that effect in post-production.
I've posted an example of what I'm talking about here (it's a portrait I shot the other day): [...]
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What a sharp lens. Just because it's an old model -- don't let that deter you. It's amazing for close up work. In terms of clarity, I prefer this to all my old Nikkors.Published 13 months ago by M. Chilton
This may be an older modal and design, but it is still one of the best lenses ever made by 'Nikon'. The photo's produced by this lens are some of the sharpest you may find for any... Read morePublished 13 months ago by mousehound369
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