Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras – Product Description:

 

Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor LensIdeal 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.

Specifications

  • 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
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
Product Features :

  • 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

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.

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