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Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens

Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens Nikkor macro lens suitable for both Nikon FX and DX format digital SLR cameras. True 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio for life size close ups. Uses Nikon's Silent Wave Motor for ultra fast and quiet AF operation. 62mm filter thread. Close focus of approx 18.5cm. Internal focusing allows for faster, smoother focusing without the front element rotating.

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Nikon HB-42 Lens Hood (HB42):

Nikon HB-42 Lens Hood (HB42) Dedicated lens hood for Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor lens. Hard plastic shaped lens hood with bayonet attachment. Use a lens hood to help reduce lens flare when shooting in bright, sunny conditions. Also useful to help protect the front element of the lens.
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Filter Wrench - 67-77mm:

Filter Wrench - 67-77mm Handy tool for removing filters that have been screwed onto the filter thread too tightly. For filters from 67mm up to 77mm.
£4.00
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Rear Lens Cap For Nikon:

Rear Lens Cap For Nikon Spare rear cap for Nikon lenses. Essential for keeping the contacts and rear element clean when the lens is off the camera.
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62mm Lens Cap:

62mm Lens Cap 62mm snap on lens cap.
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Sigma Micro Fibre Cleaning Cloth:

Sigma Micro Fibre Cleaning Cloth

31x31cm cleaning cloth that is machine washable and ideal for your lenses, LCD screens and glasses.


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Lens Cleaning Tissue Twin Pack:

Lens Cleaning Tissue Twin Pack High quality lens tissues 140mm x 77mm, 70 sheets per pack. Supplied in packs of 2.
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Specification

  • Focal length: 60mm
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f32
  • Picture angle: 39 degrees (35mm format) 26 degrees (DX format)
  • Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (with one ED glass lens, two aspherical lenses, one with Nano Crystal Coat)
  • Minimum shooting distance: Approx 18.5cm (0.6ft) (Life Size)
  • Maximum reproduction ratio: 1.0x (1:1) Life Size
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Lens hood: HB-42 dedicated lens hood
  • Filter size: 62mm thread
  • Diameter x length: 73mm x 89mm
  • Weight: 425g / 15.0 oz
  • Included accessories: 62mm lens cap (LC-62), rear lens cap (LF-1), lens pouch (CL-1018)

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Reviews

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Reviewed by Roderick Woods

Date Added: Friday 06 February, 2009

I have used this lens on a Nikon D3X. CONS: 1 On black and white resolution charts with a chart 80 cm across filling the FX area the lens gave lower resolution than an AIS f4 105 mm Micro Nikkor or PC Micro Nikkor 85 mm f 2.8 D. 2 It has noticeable barrel distortion and vignetting. 3 It has a short working distance as it is not a higher focal length, but the longer Micro lenses I have tried do not perform well enough. It is comparable to AIS f2.8 55 mm of which I have worn out three examples. It is not always practical for field use and I may have to carry a longer lens as I had to with the 55 mm Micro. 4 Does not take extension rings. PROS: 1 Easy to focus as it is f2.8 and is not manual. Autofocus worked perfectly even at closest focus. Very clear image on 'zoomed' Live View. 2 Focus control tight with little backlash. Old f4 105 mm is bad and needs the focus ring locking. 3 Should be more weather-proof and mechanically strong than the 85 mm PC Micro which is a delicate design. 4 Focusses to 1:1. Does not need extension rings! 5 G type lens. Aperture changes do not interfere with close focus setting. Excellent for taking aperture series! f9 is sharpest over the maximum field, but through to f16 is necessary to increase DOF. f16 is acceptable on some subjects. 6 It significantly outperformed the other lenses at 1:2 reproduction on fabric samples. Probably due to better maintenance of focus. Pictures taken using a remote release and 'Mirror up' in Live View. 7 Quick and easy to use outside in a snowstorm taking close ups of flowers on plants. Individual pollen grains are visible in pictures. Lens hood was adequate as the lens is commendably narrow. This was not true of the 24 - 70 mm f2.8 which retired with a wet filter. 8 Landscape pictures are without fault! Conclusion: A worthy replacement for the AIS f2.8 55 mm which was for years my standard lens used with Kodachrome 25 and Ektar 25. On the 24 MP D3X it outperforms the sensor. Few other lenses I have tried do so. The pictures I have taken so far are visually extremely satisfying.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

Reviewed by Richard Scales

Date Added: Saturday 29 November, 2008

This lens is perfect for our specialist field of interest which is underwater macro photography of very small things. That being said, it is currently used as our general all-round lens for above water work which is mostly portraits. Mounted on a D70 the autofocus seems swift and accurate and the colour rendition superb. Its not the smallest lens available but compared to the rest of the gear we use underwater - its no issue!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens Question

Date Added: 22nd September 2009
Question: Will this lens fit my Nikon D40?
Bristol Cameras Answer: Hi, yes this lens would work fine with the Nikon D40 and as the lens is an AF-S lens then you would also have autofocus.
Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens Question

Date Added: 16th July 2009
Question: Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D60 DSLR camera?
Bristol Cameras Answer: Hi, yes as this is an AF-S lens then it is fully compatible with the D60, including AF operation.
Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens Question

Date Added: 13th August 2008
Question: Is this a digital only lens? If this lens is used with a Nikon D300, will I still get 60mm or will it become 90mm equivalent like older non-digital lens?
Bristol Cameras Answer: Hi, this lens is suitable for both 35/full frame and DX format slr cameras. The D300 has a 1.5x focal length multiplier so the effective focal length would be 90mm.

Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens Question

Question: Is the Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens in stock?

Bristol Cameras Answer: As per most accessories listed on this website we do not have the resources to maintain stock info on several thousand smaller items. We keep many of the accessories on our site in stock and even if we don't have the Nikon 60mm f2.8 G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens in stock, it is likely that it will be available from suppliers within 2-3 working days.
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