Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED macro lens review by Ming Thein: '...of all of the lenses I own, it’s the one that’s been with me the longest"

Ming Thein mostly uses this lens with the Nikon D800E Dslr body:

"I actually don’t have much to say about resolution and optics: what do you expect? It’s a macro lens. There’s almost zero distortion or field curvature, and nothing funny going on with the focal plane. Sharpness is already excellent at f2.8, though with the D800E you’ll probably have to go to f4 or f5.6 to hit peak resolving power across the frame. Note that diffraction softening will set in by around f13 or so with the D800E; I try not to go past f16 unless I absolutely have no choice. That said, you can get away with f22 on the 12MP FX cameras if you need to.

Something I’ve been asked in the past is why I don’t use the 105/2.8 VR instead for greater working distance; the answer is that for the kind of work I do, the 60 actually holds several advantages. Firstly, I don’t need as many extension tubes to achieve higher magnifications*; secondly, the lens itself has . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Review review at photodo

"Weighing 425g, this lens is relatively lightweight and compact. It balances extremely well on the Nikon D700 body used for testing, with or without the MB-D10 battery grip attached. High quality plastics have been used for much of the construction and the lens mount is metal. A rubber gasket has been fitted around the lens mount to help prevent to ingress of dust and moisture into the camera body, although the

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Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED review at SLR Gear

"Compared to the predecessor Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, the new AF-S version of the 60mm is much sharper at all apertures. The optimum aperture for sharpness is ƒ/5.6, where the lens provides tack-sharp results across the frame, but the differences in performance for all aperture settings between ƒ/2.8 and ƒ/11 are

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