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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
AS
M/A
IF Lens

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
this product has exceeded my expectations. I currently own and use a N80 and a D90. There was a D80 in between. I have numerous lenses, all holding true to the excellence of Nikon optics. The 60 mm 2.8 is amazing. It is quite versital beyond its close-up abilities. It makes for a great portrait and landscape lense and, believe it or not, the fixed focal length has been helpful in making me more thoughtful about the images I capture. The only lense I now lack is a wide angle zoom (12 or 14-24). Keep up the good work. July 30, 2010
Extremely sharp This is one of the sharpest lenses ever made. I have used it for macro photography as well as portraiture. The auto focus is snappy and precise. For macro work, I use this with an older ring flash (SB-21) and I get great results. July 30, 2010
Superb lens for studio macrophotography I use this lens on my D200 for product photography in my home studio. I primarily photograph mineral specimens and gemstones. This lens exhibits excellent performance, with incredibly sharp detail at small apertures, and wonderful bokeh at larger ones. I highly recommend this lens. July 30, 2010
Great close-up lens I had the predecessor to this lens and I was very happy with it. This one is even better! It can do close-ups, but also is useful at infinity or for portraits, though maybe too sharp. This new lens works better with my R1 macro flash. Focus is fast, build is solid and the image quality is all one could hope for in this focal length. Highly recommended! July 30, 2010
Outstanding Lens I have used this lens countless times for flowers, product shots and copy work. You will not be disappointed!! July 30, 2010
Great Lense for closeup photography I first saw the lense in the camera store after mentioning that I missed not being able to use my Nikon micro/macro medical lense. The salesman produced the micro and allowed me to use it on my digital Nikon. What a joy!!! I do a lot of closeup photography for the invitro diagnostic market where photographs are essential to demonstrate the product to the FDA. This lense works well in that application July 30, 2010
First macro this time around After buying my D90 with 16-85 and then getting the 10.5 for a lark, it was time to get back to my real love - macro photography. I'd shot with Nikon's legendary 55/2.8 AIS macro for years, so getting this latest lens was a no-brainer. It's a small, fast, very nice handling lens with perfect optical performance. I find I use it less now that I've also gotten the 105 VR and 200mm macros, but when working distance is tight or I need to travel light (a recent trip to Hawaii) this is my go-to macro. July 22, 2010
EXCELENTE LENTE ES UN EXCELENTE LENTE. YO TENIA UN POCO DE INCERTIDUMBRE CUANDO LO COMPRE YA QUE EXISTE EL 105 MM CON FUNCION DE VR, PERO LA EXPERIENCIA QUE HE TENIDO CON EL 60 MM HA SIDO MUY GRATA, UNAS IMAGENES IMPRESIONANTES, BUENO SE NECESITA SOLAMENTE UN POCO DE ATENCION A LA HORA DE ENFOCAR PARA QUE LA FOTO NO SALGA MOVIDA, PERO EN REALIDAD ESO NO ES INCONVENIENTE. EL PRECIO CREO QUE LO VALE POR LAS IMAGENES QUE BRINDA. UN MUY, PERO MUY BUEN LENTE. MUY RECOMENDABLE. February 4, 2013
CAUTION - Dont buy it refurbished Purchased refurbished lens from Nikon Store. BIG MISTAKE!! Lens would not manually focus without binding in the mid ap range. Expected much more quality from a NIKON refurb but QC obviously lacking in the lens refurb department. When I used it via auto focus it worked great - color, focus quality, etc. was superb! Bottom line - purchase this lens NEW with a full warranty and be sure to use AMX or other credit card with buyer protection feature. September 2, 2011
Love this lens Great lens for taking close ups of all kind for things. Makes nice portraits June 30, 2011
A great lens I really like this lens. It's my default lens for digital photography because I like the focal length (on my D40), close focus capabilities and fast aperture. It is exactly what I was looking for. Much easier than having to screw on close-up lenses and remove them again. It is a really impressive piece of craftsmanship compared to the plastic mount kit lens. It is hefty and solid and the focus ring is smooth and comfortable. I like the versatility of this lens. It may be a little soft and have some light fall off wide open at infinity, but it performs well beside just as a macro lens. It works as a nice portrait lens. In the macro range it is amazingly sharp. The working distance at 1:1 is very short (under two inches, I believe) which can cause problems (scaring your subjects and blocking the light, for example) but I can work around that. My lens does tend to hunt for focus (from infinity to 1:1 and back) if it is not already close, and sometimes even when it is already in focus--but all you need to do is twist the focus ring to override the auto focus. I think this might be more my D40 body (probably needs to be cleaned) than the lens. The maximum aperture does decrease as you focus down, down to f/4.8 at 1:1. This is not a bad thing. It is a small price to pay for the internal focusing and no externally moving parts. I wish the filter threads were the old Nikon standard 52mm instead of the overgenerous 62mm filter threads, which look out of place compared to the tiny front element. The front element is fairly vulnerable, especially compared to the 55mm f/2.8 AI-S lens I recently acquired, the front element of which is deeply recessed and shaded by the barrel of the lens. However, even without the hood the 60mm f/2.8 AF-S is remarkably immune to flare or ghosts, probably because of the nano coating. July 30, 2010
mediocre at best I would be moving the manufacture of all lenses back to Japan for tighter quality control. Your quality in lens design has slipped. Possibly too much plastic and not enough glass. April 14, 2011
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This lens is compatible with D800 body? In other words this is full frame lens ou not?

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Sorry, I need to clean my glasses, I swore it said D80, ofcourse Keith is correct.
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Yes it will work as it is not a DX lens, even if it were DX you would have crop mode to be able to use it.
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No it will work with DX cameras, effective field of view 90mm and will autofocus with all Nikon DSLRS
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Is this lens compatible with Nikon D5000?

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yes, All AF-s lens will work with the D5000
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is this lens compatable with a d40

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Is this lens compatable with D7000? This one or the 85mm f/3.5 product #2190?

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There are some problems with the auto focus with this lens and the D7000. It has a lot of trouble focusing on subjects that are initially far out of focus. You can manually adjust the focus near the subject, then use auto focus to get it right though. It's very strange.
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When i use this lens on a D3000, (DX format), which are the difference ?

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using a cropped sensor (DX) the focal length will be 1.5x or 90mm equivelent in FX or 35mm film.
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its a fixed focal length, meaning it wont zoom and its made for macro photography
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Will AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f2.8 ED fit my D60

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Yes. All AF-S lenses work fine on the D60.
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Yes and it will autofocus
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Is this lens compatible with any teleconverters?

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The only macro compatible with a teleconverter is the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
It will only focus manually.
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Yes and the R1-C1 kit for the flash set up.
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Yes, It's good combination.
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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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