Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras – Product Description:
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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Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras – Review:
ALL YOU CAN SAY IS: WOW!
Who would have thought that Nikon could have improved on the already excellent 60mm micro? How?
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.