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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.
AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D 4.9 5 30 31
Super sharp lens for portraits & macro This is the best non-zoom lens that i ever had; it is incredibly sharp for both portrait as well as macro photography, making it a very useful multi-purpose lens for any serious photographer August 18, 2011
sharp and solid This lens surprises. I thought that it might not have sufficient working distance, but that has not been a problem at all. The lens is sharp, and I find the focus speed surprisingly quick ( for a macro lens) and sure (also for a macro lens). I like its recessed front element and its solid build. I use a Nikon NC filter on the lens to keep the front clean, as the ridges there would make it difficult to get dirt out. I don't use a hood here because the front element is so deeply recessed. The images I get are very sharp, and I like their quality. The lens isn't like a normal F2.8; the aperture varies in close focus, so you'll need to have good light for those close shots. If you do, you'll be amazed with the results. April 15, 2011
I have only used this on a digital body, the results are superb. Color rendition and sharpness are spot on. I have used it for general scenic photography as well a close ups of flowers and can highly recommend it for either. For close ups on a digital body, the conversion factor gives effect of a 90 mm lens, so you have a little more working room, as well as easier lighting. April 14, 2011
A true gem I've been using this lens for almost 7 years as my workhorse closeup and macro lens for nature stuff, and it's an absolutely wonderful lens. Sharp, great contrast, no C/A and it stays very sharp as you go to the smaller f/stops. I used it on my D70 body from 2004 until last year when I upgraded to a D90, and this lens performs superbly on both of them. It's truly a pro lens, built very robustly too. I won't go out shooting without it. April 14, 2011
Exceptional image quality I just picked up a used AF Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D and performed some test shots, including shooting a flat page with a lot of detail to test edge to edge lens clarity. I am blown away at the crispness of the image across the entire field. There is a little pincushioning but this is easily profiled in Lightroom. This, my first macro lens has just opened up an entirely new area of photography, See the test shots with this post. April 14, 2011
great resolution, bright image, versatile I shoot technical photography in agricultural settings. Most of the subjects are plants, insects and plant diseases. The environment I work in (hot and humid summers and wet winters) subjects the equipment to severe stress, everything from dust to mud and scorching heat to bone chilling cold. Nikon lenses have never failed. This lens is used almost exclusively for close up work. The ability to achieve 1:1 magnification without adapters is a great asset. Just a great lens anyway you look at it. April 14, 2011
Sharp! I use this lens when photographing small things such as newborns or rings at the wedding. The lens is fantastically sharp. I have been using this lens for 10+ years and has never failed me one time. April 14, 2011
A very good lens I haven't tried them all, but I have to believe that the AF 60mm f/2.8D is one of Nikon's best lenses. I have used it with film and digital, and the clarity, fast focus, and performance is outstanding. It's great as a portrait lens on the APS digital sensor, and the macro capabilities are unlimited. It is one of my go-to lenses in my bag. April 14, 2011
The best lens I've ever used. This lens was truly the best lens I have ever used. I carry it around or have it on my camera whenever I'm shooting pictures. I have a Nikon D300 and I use this lens and the 18-200 VR f/3.5, and I prefer the 60mm far more. The macro abilities of this lens are truly incredible. I can get up 2-3 inches from the tip of the lens to the subject, with it focusing. But not only the macro, it's a great overall lens for everyday use. Now, some people may be scared by a fixed lens, and it does take some getting used to. However, it is truly a great lens. A couple small issues: First, which may just be some compatibility issue between my camera and this lens, but the autofocus will occasionally be unable to focus effectively, and will keep going between the extremes of the focus limits. However, this is rare and probably only happens to me. Second, not really as much of an issue, however it has an incredibly shallow depth of field when close up on a macro subject, which some may like, and others find troublesome. However, that can be fixed if you have enough light by cranking up the f/stop, so not a big problem. I very much recommend buying this lens over any other lens out there. It is truly an incredible lens for the price. I have included an image that I took with this lens, to show the macro capabilities. The centre of the flower (where the sort of honeycomb pattern is) was about a centimetre in diameter, for reference. April 9, 2011
Phenomenal!! I originally purchased this lens for capturing finished products (Atlantic Salmon Flies). As this hobby faded I started getting into flower macros for my wife. The superb creamy bokeh matched with incredibly sharp details makes this lens the best prime in my bag. I highly recommend this lens! February 16, 2011
Slow but Wonderful First impression is that this is a very solid lens, it does not feel like a dinky plastic lens even though it is made out of plastic. It has an aperture ring which is good for some cameras but redundant for modern DSLR's. Once on the camera, it focuses loudly but very quickly. The focus limit switch is also very useful. The manual focus ring is very smooth and a good size. On a good good camera, this lens will produce very good images. My only complaints are how loud the focusing is and f/2.8 is a bit too slow in some situations. November 24, 2010
Crystal clear images I was never really into macro photography until I purchased this lens and it has opened a whole new world of images for me. I am constantly amazed by the clarity of the images and the ease of use of this lens. Nikon products never fail to impress me. October 5, 2010
Great verstility. On my D90, the 60 micro is an excellent portrait lens. Very versatile lens with quality construction and feel. Excellent IQ in almost any application. October 4, 2010
Phenomenal Lens! Great close ups, even sterling portraits! Very versatile. Use wide open for spectacular bokeh September 30, 2010
Superb Macro Optic I use this lens in my work quite frequently. Like its manual predecessor, it has exceptional resolution. While it is handy to have AF for larger and more distant subjects, I use it in manual mode in my practice most of the time. I also find the aperture ring of this D series lens to be useful on manual extension tubes and bellows. Other G series lenses do not have this functionality. I have purchased three additional copies of this lens for use by plastic surgeons in their photo suites that I set up for them. It is a perfect lens for that practice. September 22, 2010
Excellent lens for macro and portrait photography. I have used this lens for both portrait and macro. My only advice is to use a smaller aperture for greater depth of field and definitely use a tripod when doing macro work, if possible. I use it on a D300s and got close enough to a baby rabbit to result in a photo that clearly shows the reflection of sky, etc. in it's eye. August 16, 2010
Can't beat it. I replaced my 55 2.8 macro with this one. The new 60mm was already out and it was a big decision as which to buy. For me this is the winner because the lens is set so far in, that is better when using setups requiring strobe. Simply put I don't like the big hood of the new 60mm even though I still like the lens. July 31, 2010
This lens is a joy to use. I am a numismatist who photographs the coins in my collection. this lens produces first-rate results. Color balance, clarity and contrast are consistently right on the money. Likewise, for close-up nature photography, using the AF Micro-Nikkor 60 mm is a very enjoyable experience. The lens is very forgiving in low light situations. Hand held, or with a tripod, the quality of the images is always excellent. This lens basically had no limiting factors in the creation of beautiful, close-up, pictures. Finally, it is a wonderful 60mm lens for all, general, photography. I highly recommend this lens. July 31, 2010
The Go To lens This lens has always been my "go to" lens, whether on my Nikon camera bodies, my former Fuji S5, or on "another brand" via an adapter. July 31, 2010
Fantastic lens I purchased this lens several years ago, to do nicer closeup work. I have put it through its paces and I have yet to find a time it could not deliver for me. The images I get with this lens are clear, maintaining every detail the camera can deliver along with great color and crispness. It focuses well, and is almost as fast as its newer version with the built in motor. I have used the newer version, and found no reason to make a change, so for me, this lens still exceeds my expectations, and lives up to Nikons reputation of ultra fine optics. July 30, 2010
60mm f2.8 D You could pay more for a wide micro, you won't get better. Maybe I'm a little hard to please, but this lens is, in my eyes, a better choice than the newer G. Almost identical results, made in Japan, super micro lens. Small, handy, if you can afford only one micro, this may be the lens for you. I really like this lens, was my only micro for a few years, now have the 105mm, Unless you do a lot of micro photos and need a tighter lens, you will be well served by this lens. Reasonable price, well built, excellent results. I'm rough on my gear, use it daily, this is a lens that will always be in my bag. July 30, 2010
Worth every penny I’ve had this lens for a while now and feel confident enough to share a small review. Starting off I must say how sharp this lens is. I use a D50 and a D200 with this lens and they work very well with this lens. This lens is of a quality that feels good in the hand and on the camera, well made in Japan. The limit feature is quite useful if your subject is from one foot to infinity, focusing becomes very quick in deed, the same is true on the macro side going from1:3 TO 1:1 ratios. The lens uses a ring on the barrel fitted with a lock button to let you switch from manual or automatic focus, the focusing ring is very smooth and response well to the touch. To get a f/2.8 Nikon had to increase the front element to a 62mm accessory, this not a problem, I have the Micro 85mm f/3.5 with a 52mm front element loosing ⅔ of a stop is not worth a smaller 52mm accessory. In conclusion all I can say is that the lens is worth every penny I paid for it. January 2, 2014
Extremely sharp: Use a tripod! This lens does not auto-focus on my D5000, but manual focus is best for extreme close-ups anyway. I wanted to get sharp clear close-ups of some of the odds and ends I've collected over the years, and this is perfect for the job. It also gets incredibly detailed images of very small flowers. It works as a general use lens as well, and is probably the sharpest lens Nikon makes, so every image is very sharp. For close-ups, a smaller aperture definitely helps for improved depth of field, and use a tripod is the best advice I give... I like it for what it does, I don't use it often, but it's there when I need it... August 1, 2010
Sharp Well Built Macro Lens It's a very sharp lens for doing close up works. The manual focus is very smooth and well built. Originally I bought this lens for copying slides with an adapter. It's autofocus works, but it's a little slow to use as regular lens for capturing fast moving subject. The focusing is more suited for fine focus on things up close where depth of field is small. July 30, 2010
Great lens for close up work. I bought this lens as a inexpensive dip into the world of macro. And love it! I find it sharp, sharp sharp! It focuses fairly quickly and accurately, though may 'hunt' a bit on the extreme end of macro work (1:1 or abouts). But truly...you should be manually focussing at that point anyways! My one beef is no fault of the lens...it only affords a few inches of working space at 1:1. Not a good choice for insects or critters. July 30, 2010
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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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