The NikonMicroNikkor 55 mmf/ 2.8 AI-Sis a good classic macro lens for Nikon F cameras.
Macro scale: 1:1.9 (1:1 with Ai-Spec PK 13 Automatic Extension Ring)
It operates on digital cameras. It is already very sharp from f/ 2.8.
No considerable chromatic aberrations.
It is almost perfect at f/ 4, bokeh quality is disputable, though it is rather beautiful and has no polygon-shaped spots.
As compared with Soviet Volna and Industar macro lenses, it is much better in all respects; in comparison with new autofocus lenses it is less convenient (no autofocus - though is it so necessary for a macro lens?), but has a far more reasonable price with the same optical performance (optical scheme hasn't considerably changed since 1979).
The Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55 mm f/ 2.8 AI-S lens performs well as a kit lens.
Diameter: 63 mm
Compatible hood: HN-3
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Posted by: Viewfinder Date of publication: 21.02.2011