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Versatile standard macro lens with advanced technologies.

The AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED combines legendary Micro NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technologies for stunningly sharp close-up and macro images up to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio). It produces beautiful bokeh (background blur) at its wider aperture settings, and with its wide focusing range, the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is not limited to extreme close-up photography—achieve great results with nearly any subject.
Silent Wave Motor
Nano Crystal Coat
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
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Amazing macro shooting

Crisp sharpness from life-size (1:1) to infinity

Discover a world of extreme clarity and unseen detail with close-up shooting only achievable with a macro lens. The AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is a compact, versatile macro lens capable of producing stunning sharpness with beautiful bokeh (background blur) in a wide range of focus distances from infinity to life-size (1:1).

Detailed portraits and more

Fast f/2.8 aperture and versatile focal length

Thanks to a broad focusing range and a wide f/2.8 maximum aperture, the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED can be used for more than just close-up shooting. Create truly spectacular portraits and more with exquisite levels of detail. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing performance with seamless manual focus override for increased versatility.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED 4.9 5 47 47
Fine lens No problems... Nice micro. Easy to use. What you would expect in a Nikon lens. July 2, 2014
versatile and sharp This lens provides the versatility that I needed when traveling in Thailand, I shot scenery and portrait using this lens with very satisfying results. I recommend this lens when you are traveling light and want sharp quality for all conditions. Excellent in low light conditions, great depth of field. March 16, 2014
Excellent I have gotten some really excellent close-up shots with this lens. Amazing image quality. I've been using it for general photography as well and it works great. The only thing to note is that in order to get true 1:1 macro shots you will need to be within an inch of your subject. If you are hoping to get shots of insects that won't like that then you may want to consider a longer focal length. August 23, 2013
Wonderful Clarity I bought this lens to add to my professional kit. I never thought I could hand hold a camera still enough for a macro shot but I was wrong. This is a fantastic lens that lives up to every expectation you can ever imagine you would need a macro lens for. Don't dither, buy it! June 11, 2013
Prime Example of Fine Art This lens loves doing Micro work and feels like a natural fit on your camera body.. It is small, light, and does double duty as your standard lens in a single package. It works very well in situations for working in botanical gardens, in the park or where tight crops or wider whole plant portraiture is important. You can't ask for a better walk around lens with Micro capabilities than this 60mm. Makes almost anything pop off the page with detail. I love it because it is short, compact, carry proof for all day outings, and has a wider field of view for whole plant portraiture. May 3, 2013
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It this suitable for underwater use with an Ikelite housing and port that supports the Micro-Nikkor 60mm lens?

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I need to replace a flooded 60mm lens and wonder if this lens would fit in the Ikelite port and be suitable for underwater use.
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You will need to get in contact with the manufacture of the third equipment for compatibility information with our products.
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will this work on a D70?

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AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED: Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 26°30' Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 39°40'.
AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR: Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 18°50'.
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What manufacture is this lens?

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Is this lens made by Japan or Thailand?

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Does it work on a D60?

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Yes, full functions
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When used with DX format cameras would this lens be equivalint to a Micro DX 90mm lens

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sandiegophotosca, Currently own a DX model camera however would like to upgrade to FX when I could afford it, so in my case it seems to make more sence to buy FX lenses. Just trying to confirm that.
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Can (all) AF-S G model lens Optimized for FX-format also work on the APS-C DX-format cameras and instead of being 1:1 they become 1:1.5 in focal length, like a FX 100mm lens would become a 150mm when used with DX-format cameras, does that sound correct?

Or is there a different formula to find the difference?

Also this lens with f2.8G max aperture does it loose a little of the aperture when used with the DX-format camera since the camera has a smaller sensor, is the DX-format sensor able to take advantage of the lenses widest opening?
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sandiegophotosca, Currently own a DX model camera however would like to upgrade to FX when I could afford it, so in my case it seems to make more sence to buy FX lenses. Just trying to confirm that.
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The short answer is, yes. You are correct on the focal length issue. Any FX lens will 'act' like it is 1.5x larger when used on a DX camera.

There is no aperture penalty for this; f/2.8 (coupled with the same shutter speed and ISO) will produce the same exposure on the FX and DX cameras. Yes, you can use the widest aperture on both cameras equally.

The reason for this apparent increase in focal length is that the FX sensor is 1.5x bigger than the DX sensor. The FX lens is designed to produce an image that will cover the FX sensor, and when you use this lens with a DX sensor, you use only the center portion of the image.

You would get exactly the same effect by using an FX camera and cropping the center area out of it. The image would 'appear' to be 1.5x closer because of the cropping.

To continue the camparison of the DX and FX image when using an FX lens on both, you have to also consider resolution. If a DX camera and FX camera have the same number of pixels, and you crop out the center portion of the DX image to make the same field of coverage, then the DX image will have more resolution. Some people discuss this by how many pixels you are putting on the subject.

Lastly, there is the issue of depth of field. You will see a greater depth of field than when an FX is used on a DX sensor than when the same lens is used on an FX camera. However, if you crop the image from the FX camera to make the same field of coverage as the DX camera, the depth of field will be the same.
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Will this lens work on my Nikon D80?

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Please re-clarify: Is the manufacture location exclusively Japan? If I order online, are there lenses made Japan and Thailand?

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I've noticed at online show and tell videos that this lens has a "Made in Thailand" and others with "Made in Japan" labels. Are there lenses on the market (as of 14 Nov 2012) made at both locations?
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Yes, the lenses are made in both Japan and Thailand. Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. The quality of the glass remains the same.
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Not f2.8???

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I just got this lens (pre-owned) and took some test shots usng both A and M modes on my D90. I noted that , the lens cannot be set to f2.8 at closer distances. This was strange to me and I still can't understand why or how it happens - is it normal? Is it maybe the camera? none of my other lenses (zoom and prime) show such an anomaly

I tried with all permutations of auto focus and manual focus on the lens and body and got the same results. At infinity and down to about 1m it stays good but after that it starts stopping up until f4.8 at closest.....

I have yet to use the lens properly, so I'm not sure if it will have any appreciable influence on my shots except of course the shutter speed, which might become an issue...
 
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A characteristic of macro lenses, nothing wrong with the camera or lens.
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What ring do I use to work with R1C1 and this lens?

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1965 first Nikon.
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The SY-1-62 62mm Adapter Ring works with the 60mm lens. The Ring is included in the R1-C1 Kit.
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Yes it is, the lens has a built in focus motor.
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Is this lens compatible with D90 ?

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will this lens work on a D5100

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Where is the serial number?

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I can't spot the serial number on my lens. Is it hidden somehow?
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Its on the bottom of the lens by the lens mount.
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my Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED doesn't get the maximum aperture , even is it is f 2.8G , I only can get f4, why ?

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I try in a D80, D300s and D700 and its the same issue?
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It is an anomaly of all macro lenses, as the lens extends to focus you lose maximum aperture.
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which lenses we may use with D 800 E ?

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which lenses we may use with D 800 E ? Technically possible? Sometimes i shoot closeup macro and sometimes i shoot scenery+mountain HD videos, thats all.
No human , no models no portraits..
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With cameras like the D800E, which are suited to photography of visually complex subjects, maximizing lens resolution is vital. Though results will vary from lens to lens, the great- est contrast all the way to frame peripheries can generally be achieved at an aperture setting two to three stops down from maximum aperture. Some lenses that offer excellent resolu- tion are listed below.

• AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
• AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 200–400mm f/4G ED VR II
• AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
• AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
• AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
• AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
• AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
• AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
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Will it produce 1.5x magnification in DX cameras ?

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If this FX lens is mounted on a DX body , then due to cropping , the focal length is 1.5x.
Can I use the same minimum focus distance to produce 1:1.5 magnification on a DX camera ?
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It will give you the angle of view of a 90mm on FX, it will not increase magnification so you will still get 1:1
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Is this compatible for a D3200?

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360 Macro

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I also intend to use this 60mm micro in 360 panoramic, could you help me find the nodal point?
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Read this: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9148/~/creating-panoramic-images
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