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

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

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2008-01-29

MSRP Price: $569

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Poor

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This compact, versatile Micro lens for close-up, copy work and general photography provides continuous autofocus from infinity to life-size (1:1).

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

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length60mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1.0x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)26°30'
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)39°40'
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Aspherical Elements2
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.60 ft. (0.185m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual, Auto/Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 2.9x3.5 in. (Diameter x Length), 73x89mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 15 oz. (425g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-62 62mm Snap-on front lens cap, LF-1 rear lens cap, HB-42 Bayonet hood, CL-1018 Flexible lens pouch

Lens Construction

AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED MTF

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I also bought this lens to use it with the duplicator of negatives and slides, but using it also for himself I appreciated the remarkable qualities of sharpness, flatness of field, micro-contrast and even pleasant bokeh in full aperture portraits

Jeremy Green

Although many photographers prefer the 105 Micro, I got this one originally because it pairs with the Nikon ES-2 Film Digitizer Adapter for making high resolution “scans” of 35mm film. Since then I have come to depend on this lens for still life and other close-up work as well with great quality results. I’m not a scientific tester, but this lens meets all my professional quality standards. Nice that it stops down all the way to f:32, but I haven’t needed to use that much, so I can’t speak to how well it handles diffraction at that aperture. I have also used it for portraiture and it’s great wide open at f:2.8 with pretty creamy bokeh. It’s the only F-mount lens I’ve kept since converting to the Z system.