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Versatile lens for macro photography.

Close Range Correction (CRC) system.

Close-up to approx. 0.9 ft (1:2 reproduction ratio).

Note: Available through special order only against confirmed and non-cancelable orders. Allow 60 to 120 days for delivery. Subject to limited availability.

Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 4.7 5 14 14
perfect this is a lens perfect . excelent sharpness, best mechanics performance, ring focus perfect, 2.8! and very good macro lens! this is a lens for ever! November 17, 2013
Workhorse I have five lenses..from 1972 to 1998...used on F2, Nikkormat, F3 and Oxberry and Forox animation and copy stands...now on D600 and D610 November 7, 2013
More than a macro My favorite lens is the buttery smooth 55 2.8 f.2.8. A bit short for hardcore macro work, but my Mamiya 120 f4 does the trick for that. The 55mm works when things are tight. Brings clarity in the fog of night, turns smiles into sunshine. Its crisp, clean, and just the right length for portraiture. Best of all, its manual focus is perfection. Feels great, looks great, and at 2.8 works quite well with modern focusing screens and focus confirmation systems. Just a joy to hold. Truly a bridge between 35mm film and digital photography. October 17, 2013
Now on my D800E I bought this lens in 1986 to use for close-up work on a Nikon F3. Today it is perfect on my Nikon D800E. I also have the AF-S Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8, and the AF-S Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8. October 7, 2012
best clarity macro by far! i inherited this lens from my grandfather ten years ago along with countless other lenses and film camera's since the 60's onwards... out of all the modern macro lenses i used its the the best clarity, all the lenses inside are still crystal clear and the moving parts still work like a dream after 30 years of fairly hard use and treatment May 14, 2012
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Is this Compatible with the nikon d5000?

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I use it with my D5000 and it works perfect. Don´t forget you will net to manual focus but it is extremelly simple and accurate. My photos stay perfect. I am very happy to have it.
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Yes, you can certainly use it, but just be aware that there will be no autofocus function with this lens as it's an all-manual, old style AIS lens, not an AF or AF-S. For its price range, you should look at getting the AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED so that you can take advantage of your DSLR's functionality coupled with the lens.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D5000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Is this compatible with the Nikon D3000?

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also, you'll probably be without light (exposure) metering as well. afaik it's an AI-S lens and you need at least a d7000 to meter with that one. aaand, you'll only be able to use the M (full manual) mode.
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It will fit and work but will be manual focus only.
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If this lens is used on a DX camera such as the D-300, will the magnification be closer to 1:1?

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If so, then maybe the PK-13 won't be needed.
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The DX cameras don't have magnication. they only crop the image. That means you are only changing the angle of view not the magnification.
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The magnification is going to be 1:1. The PK-13 won't work.
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Is this compatible with nikon coolpix p100

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No as the P100 does not hve interchangeable lenses.
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Can i use it with Nikon D7000

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Yes.
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Does this lens auto focus on the D3100?

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No, manual focus only.
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Is this lens compatible with D60?

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Yes, effective field of view 82mm.
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Is this Compatible with the Nikon d40?

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Is this Compatible with the Nikon d40?
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D40 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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The best thing to do is get a photography light meter or upgrade your D90 to a model that Meters with Non CPU lenses
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Is this Compatible with the nikon d5100?

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Will this lens work with my d5100? I understand the auto focus won't be available.
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Yes it is compatible,leave aperture ring set at f/32 and adjust aperture with camera.
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