Reviews and Problems with Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro
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dz, B&H Photo
19 October 2014
Excerpt: I bought this lens for product work, especially jewelry, because of the macro function. It just isn't as reliably sharp as I would like. This may sound naive (my first macro lens), but to get any depth of field I must use a very small aperture, which doesn't work that well with my natural light shooting. I find myself going back to my other lenses for the product work, using a wide aperture to give me the look I like, and cropping to compensate for my lack of macro.
Excerpt: Dependable. But, sometimes it does not autofocus which drives me crazy because I then have to switch the setting on my camera to put it in the manual mode. Otherwise, photos are crisp, you can get close to your subject, and it's pretty lightweight compared to the other lenses I've tried.
Summary: Like many people before me, i bought this lens with dreams of having a 2 for 1 macro/portrait lens combo. After some real world testing, i have realized this lens doesn't quite live up to the aforementioned dream. As a macro lens i have nothing but great words to say, as do others so i won't bore anyone with those details. As a portrait lens, some things of note: 1.
Excerpt: This is a nice lens. It's well-built, pretty sharp and has impressive close focus abilities. But the auto-focus is awful! I don't know if we got a lemon, but low-light auto-focus is all but impossible, and for a macro lens that's frankly absurd. I love Nikon, and no one's perfect, and if there's sufficient light this lens does a great job, but if you're shooting in low light then forget it. Going to the 105mm VR in the hopes that it does a better job for our needs.
Excerpt: I got this lens (it is a quality lens) but found that I needed the 105mm. The distance from your subject to get your 1: 1 is extended with the 105mm. This is a must for flying insects and over all it just works better in macro distance to subject. I wish I could spring for the 200mm but the price is quite a bit more. I feel the 105mm is the sweet spot.
Excerpt: A macro lens without a manual aperture ring sure disables the ability to use some of the traditional macro gear like bellows. I still cannot believe that Nikon would design a lens targeted at macro photography without working in an aperture ring. Still, this lens gets plenty close without further extension... maybe too close for many subjects. I so prefer to have the aperture be from the ring when I'm working in tight situations. But oh well.
Excerpt: Используется для макросъемки мелких товаров, чтобы получить большую глубину резкости делаю диафрагму 22 и выше - но при этом детализация фото очень сильно падает. Сильный свет, задержка поднятия зеркала, чувствительность - ничем не исправить, только меньше f14 более менее вырисовывается хорошее фото.
Pros: Не самый дорогой
Cons: При диафрагме F16 и выше низкая детализация, "мажет", если не использовать задержку поднятия зеркала. Снять макро "с рук" - невозможно.