Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Peter P. Strawn "Peter", Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: The Nikon 60 mm macro lens is an outstanding lens for close-up and portrait photos. I leave this lens on the Nikon D200 most of the time due to its adaptability and excellent picture taking capabilities. The wife has and enjoys the Nikon 105 mm macro lens because it has a greater stand-off capability, but I've used the 60 mm macro on butterflies with no problems.
Summary: This little gem focuses fast and seems not to search as much as my Nikon 105! It is not as bulky and weighs less than the 105, a nice nice feature when carry around all morning at the botanic gardens! Color saturation is good but I tend to increase this in post production just a bit, so for me, that isn't a deal breaker. I did purchase this used from EZCorp and the condition was a 9+ (not to mention a B&W UV filter and padded carrying case!!!
Summary: Incredibly sharp, easy to use, auto-focus works well. I've used a number of macro lenses and this one is superb. I shoot weddings and use this regularly to photograph the rings. Before I was using the Tokina 105mm f/2.8, which admittedly is a great lens in itself but I prefer this lens because it's wider angle allows you more context in your macros.
Summary: I purchased this lens to rephotograph my Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides. Yes, much faster than scanning -- just photograph your photographs! It also works exceptionally well on old photo albums. It's magic is "flat field" -- no observable distortions, a plane object will be in focus all at the same time, and razor sharp.
Excerpt: I have used this lens primarily for macro photography, often 1: 1, as well as occasionally for landscapes. The results from using this lens are lovely, sharp images. I was unaware (the fault is mine alone) that my D3100 would not support the autofocus feature of this lens, so I was initially a bit disappointed. After researching the issue, I found there are a number of models without the capability to autofocus with this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Although this lens doesn't connect to the focus system on the camera, it works great; just have to focus manually. Works great as a macro lens and is a wonderful portrait lens. Just enough telephoto to compress perfectly.