Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
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More than just a macro lens
28 April 2014
Excerpt: I had the legendary 105 2.8 macro but never used it b/c of the extending barrel and just too long.This guy is compact, pretty light and really sharp, I mean really sharp. Ultra sharp macro (use a tripod, always) and I love it on the street or in the back country. This is a really sharp lens.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Summary: Following the Majic Lantern Guide to Nikon Lenses, this little lens is exactly as reviewed in the book, tac sharp but limited depth of field. You may or may not get the results your looking for then again, you may get a result better than what you expected and extra touches that make the image stand out, from an accidental standpoint. I am just getting into Macro Photography and am still learning the nuiances of this lens.
Summary: When I first got this lens, it surprised me with the picture sharpness and very good bokeh. The bokeh appeared to be halo discs instead of diffused orbs but still good in my book. I used it for close-up's and people shots plenty. The simplicity but solid construction was striking, but the AF can be awful on close-up and a tad slow at times and hunts--stick with limit versus full zoom range for close-up's.
Conclusion: This is an absolutely fantastic lens. It's extremely sharp. The autofocus is very fast, even though it's not an AF-S lens. The AF is fast enough to cover sports which require short lenses such as basketball. The field of view on DX bodies allows it to double as a portrait lens. The only negative things I can say about this lens are that it doesn't offer instant manual focus override like the newer AF-S version and it won't autofocus with the entry level dSLR bodies.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Macro is a great photo opportunity & this is a great way to get started
9 December 2011
Summary: This is a great lens; when you start using it you can't stop. The picture quality is fantastic and there is so much creativity available in macro. I purchased it to use with my Nikon D7000 in an Ikelite underwater housing of a two month long photo expedition to Mexico this winter. Experimentation with this setup has shown promise and the macro underwater pictures should be fab. Get one of these lenses and give it a go you will not be disappointed!
Excerpt: This lense is a great lense for many uses. It excells as a portrait lense. It has great contrast and color reproduction. It is metal bodied and is very rugged. The glass is crisp and makes great images. I use this lense primarilty as a macro and outdoor portrait lense. The only downside to this lense is the very very short working distance. If it is too close you will cast a shadow, and usually scares bugs away, but the pictures you get are amazing.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Contrast, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this lense to be used as a macro / portrait lens. It is without a doubt the best lense I own. It is super sharp, with excellent color. The only reason I give this lense 4 stars instead of 5 is the very short working distance. It is short enough that your own shadow can be cast over the lense and requires you to be so close it may frighten bugs away. I also use this lense a portrait lense, and have had great results.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Excellent sharpness, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons: Difficult to Clean, Short working distance, Tough To Attach