AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Excellent Lens for Reproducing Fine Art
This Nikon micro lens is perfect for reproducing fine art work. The reproduction of the painting below was taken with a Nikon D800 camera body at an aperture of f/8, an ISO of 100, and Matrix Metering.
April 17, 2015
Probably the best Nikkor 60mm macro ever
This is a very good lens length, it is very easy to hand hold and hand hold still. It is probably the best Nikkor macro of this range, I have owned the 55 mm 3.5 non-Ai, the 55mm 2.8 AIs and the 60mm 2.8 AF-d....all have been very good this one tops them.
The only thing I would like to see is for this lens to have a collapsible lens hood, at 1:1 the current one can get in the way.
All that said one thing few comment about is it's lack of distortion. This lens not only has horizontal and vertical lines without distortion, but the squares are square and the rounds are round. It is an excellent lens when perfect shapes are needed.
March 7, 2015
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
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