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Versatile standard macro lens with manual aperture control.

This longtime favorite of close-up and macro shooters delivers beautiful, crisp images at any focus distance from life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio) to infinity. Ideal for general close-ups, portraits, landscapes, copy work and more, the AF Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D is a compact, versatile partner.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System

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Sharp images from life-size (1:1) to infinity

The AF Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D is a compact Micro NIKKOR lens for extreme close-up/macro shooting as well as general photography. Continuous focusing from life-size (1:1) to infinity ensures the finest details are captured. Renowned Micro NIKKOR optics deliver the best possible image quality and clarity in every setting.

Compact and versatile

Fast f/2.8 aperture and standard focal length

Though optimized for close-up and macro shooting, the AF Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D produces fantastic portraits, copy work—even landscapes—and more. It’s wide f/2.8 maximum aperture delivers beautiful background blur (bokeh) and low-light performance.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
CRC (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.
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Close, closer, closest Macro is a fascinating aspect of photography and I acquired a manual focus Micro-Nikkor several years ago and created a number of wonderful pictures with it. However, I was always frustrated by the annoyance of setting up the older lens. I was lucky to find a pre-owned 60mm lens and the auto-focus makes such a difference. Not only do I have a sharp everyday f2.8 60mm for my D610 I can also use it on my DX body as a 90mm portrait lens. I am sure the latest 'G' version is a masterpiece too, but for the occasional close-up work I shoot this lens is great. October 10, 2014
Minimal distortion. I use this lens to retake signs and labels on the equipment. I live and work in Russia. Focusing is sometimes mistaken for work at low temperatures (When the air temperature inside the lens is different from the outside temperature?). Additionally reluctantly note: there is no instruction in Russian. Please publish the manual in Russian. March 21, 2013
Sharp as can be all over at smaller apertures Great lens a little soft at the corners wide open but stopped down it is as sharp as I would ever wish for January 23, 2012
Fantastic lens. Extremely sharp This is my first lens that I bought after i got my D90 kit. Truly worth every penny. The lens is amazingly sharp. The DOF at f2.8 is so shallow that sometimes its hard to get everything in view. The bokeh is also nice and adds a beautiful effect to the photograph. Overall, totally worth to get this lens. Also works as a fantastic potrait lens. Only problem is it is extremely sensitive to "vibrations". Tripod use is highly recommended with this lens. OR get the slightly more expensive newer VR version. January 13, 2012
GREAT LENSE This lense is awesome, I am a novice photographer, just like to take picktures of bugs and flowers. I got this lense for this purpose and it was AMAZING. The sharpness was uncanny and the color was so vibrant, makes me look at every day objects and in a totally different way. December 24, 2011
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Will this lens work on the D700?

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Will this work on the D700? Will I be able to set the aperture on the camera?
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It will work and you can set the aperture but it should be done inside of the camera, not physically. Set the aperture on the orange number and adjust it in aperture priority or manual modes.
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Yes, I had a first generation 60 AF and it works in all modes with a D3 that I had as well as my older D2x so it should work fine with your D700.
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Yes, you can use this lens in the D700. You just need to set the lens in it's minimum number.
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Does it fit on the D60 body?

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It will fit on the D60. You will have to use manual focus because the D60 does not have a focus motor in-camera and the 60mm 2.8D is not a SWM lens. You should consider the AF-S model 60mm 2.8G as auto-focus will work fast and accurate and its not much more in cost.
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Yes it fit but you will have no autofocus, not that it really matters having af if you are doing macro as most of the time you will use manual focus anyway.
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Will this lens work on the D3100?

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I am thinking of purchasing the D3100 and would like to know if my Nikor AF Micro 60mm lens will work.
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Yes it will work, having no af on the the D3100 is not really any problem as most times macro would be using manual focus.
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it will work beautifully, but it will not autofocus. look for AF-S lenses if you want autofocus on your d3100 as that body lacks an internal motor, so the lens needs to have one.
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Controlling aperture size using D5000 body

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Hi all. I just got a AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D and I've put it on my D5000 body. I've been impressed with the lens so far, but some of my shots were a bit overexposed, which prompted me to want to change the aperture size. There is an option to manually switch between different f-stops on the lens, but when I did this, the camera yelled at me saying that the manual setting must remain locked into f-stop = 32. I haven't fiddled around with it much yet, but after the camera's reprimand, I then assumed that the body of the camera would control aperture size (either automatically, or through my manual settings). Is this correct? Will the camera body control the f-stop, or will all my pictures be in f-stop = 32 with this lens/body combo? Thanks for any help!
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Lock the lens at F/32 and let the camera control the aperture. The only time you would use the aperture ring would be on an older 35mm body, in other words an old film camera.
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The aperture needs to be set on the camera body, that is why you need to keep the lens locked at the minimum aperture.
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Is the AF-S 2.8 60mm lens worth the added cost?

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I am thinking of buying a 2.8 60mm lens and am wondering if the increased cost to buy an AF-S lens is worth the added cost. I understand the AF-S is quieter and "smoother," but would I notice any difference in photo quality?

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AF-s version is better background than AF version and it's mechanism is a lot of better than AF version.
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There is not enough information to answer specifically.
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Is this lens compatile with Nikon D40X?

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The d40x does not have a built in lens motor, so this lens would not autofocus.
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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 D3100 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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Will this lens work for the D3000

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If you want autofocus you need the af-s micro 60 mm f2.8g
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It will work but manual focus only. Neither the lens or camera have focus motors. You nerd the AF-S 60mm f2.8g
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Will this work with the D3200?

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Yes, but will be manual focus, not that it matters as manual focus is much easier with this lens at close focus distances.
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You will only be able to focus manually. Neither the lens or the camera have a built in focus motor.
You need lenses marked AF-S or AF-I .
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Is this lens compatible with a D3200 and with a D600?

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D600 has a focus motor and is compatible. Neither the lens or the D3200 have a built in focus motor so the lens will not auto focus.
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Yes, though it will not auto focus on the D3200
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What is the function of the "Full-Limit" switch on the camera barrel?

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Full gives you the full focusing range. LIMIT will restrict focus to distances in the vicinity of 0.3 m to 0.219 m (1 ft. to 0.72 ft.), while selecting LIMIT at longer focus distances will restrict focus to positions between approximately 0.3 m (1 ft.) and ∞.
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https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9607/~/full%2Flimit-switch-on-af-micro--nikkor
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