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8.9 out of 10

Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro

In January, Nikon replaced their Nikkor 60mm f2.8 adding some ex Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good; some chromatic aberration

Aaron Shaver, Amazon
22 November 2014
  • Summary: I bought this as compromise between other lens that were considerably cheaper or more expensive, and this lens does feel like a "mid range" model. The level of detail and how close I'm able to get to my subjects is astonishing. If you're interested in macro photography, you'll be able to do some amazing work limited only by your imagination.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Macro Lens (well built) with very good image quality.

G. Morris, Amazon
8 November 2014
  • Summary: This is the first Macro (or in Nikon-speak, Micro) lens I have owned (in 45 years of photography). What a treat this lens has been. It's also been a new learning experience for me. I think if this lens were image stabilized, then I'd certainly give it 5 Stars! Here are my issues with this lens… While the lens is crisp and sharp (once you've made the mandatory focus adjustments that ALL Nikon lenses seem to require… and why is this necessary, Nikon?!?
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Overall 8
8.0

great macro lens

IC, B&H Photo
25 October 2014
  • Excerpt: great for macro and close shots, very happy with purchase, using on D5300
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly what I wanted!

Mike M, B&H Photo
13 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm using this lens with a D5200 body so the effective focal length is 90mm. This review applies to use with any Nikon DX series camera. This is perfect for closeup photography of smaller items for .. with a comfortable working distance of approximately 30" for a coffee cup sized item.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

f/2.8 confusion explained

fpink3, Adorama
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The prominent negative review for this macro lens cites that it is NOT f2.8 and the owner returned it. Apparently, this user did not know that Nikon, alone among camera/lens manufacturers, shows the REAL effective f/stop in use at close "macro" distances. All lenses are rated for the f/stop at "infinity". But the focal ratio of all lenses increases as you focus on nearby objects.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikor 60 mm Macro

Bob Young, B&H Photo
8 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for closeups of food mainly, but I have also use it for insects. I do like the size/weight relationship and the ease of use. Easy to focus and adjust. I have not found anything so far that I do not like about the lens. It is super for my photography experience.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Tough To Attach
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, Fast, Works well copying slides

SD, B&H Photo
7 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I am happy with my AFS MicroNikkor 60mm f2.8G ED, which is my 4th Macro lens over the years. Long ago one of my major uses of Macro lenses was to copy flat material, which we never do anymore because a flatbed scanner can be used so easily. That leaves closeups of 3D objects and slide copying as my primary uses. Yes, there is an advantage to longer 100/105mm macro lenses, but there are cost considerations or AFS features to consider with the lenses available.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome!

Digiko "Get Cam", Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: The build quality seems top notch. Nice texture, fit and finish. The focus ring is perfectly dampend. Sharp images! Love it. I can double this lens as mid-tele portrait as well as a macro. In both cases, it has surpassed my expectations. It hunts for focus in some situations due to not having the focus limiter function (reason for 4 stars). But that doesn't keep me from loving this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Photographing paper art & products

Two Tone Press, B&H Photo
17 April 2013
  • Excerpt: As letterpress printers, we needed a lens that could capture the fine detail of textures and impressions our printing process is known for. We are photographing a wide variety of paper goods [from greeting cards to poster prints to wedding invitations]. Although, I'm still getting used to using the lens thus far I'm very satisfied with the quality of the images. Since nearly everything is flat art work we use a tripod and can take our time shooting.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, but not as great for general use as I'd hoped

Running Light, Amazon
28 March 2013
  • Summary: Sharp pictures with nice bokeh. I've found this is a much more difficult lens to use than I expected, but it produces great pictures with a little extra effort. Here are some things I think are important to note: - the maximum aperture reduces as you focus closer (2.8 at just over a meter, 4.8 at closest distance) - can get pictures as close as 2-3 inches from the front of the lens - an LED ring light is a pretty inexpensive way to help with close pictures - the...
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