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Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm f/ 2.8 D Lens

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Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm f/ 2.8 D lens


Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm f/ 2.8 D MTF Chart

Optical design

Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm f/ 2.8 D optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX), Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 1993

Last year of production: 2007

Optical design: 8 elements in 7 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $517


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Additional information:

The Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm f/ 2.8 D

  • working distance   90.4 mm
  • max. magnification 1:1
  • diagonal angle of view 39° 40' for FX (26° 30' for DX)
  • diameter 70 mm
  • length 74.5 mm
  • maximum length at minimum focusing distance - 82.5 mm
  • Close-Range Correction(CRC) system
  • HN-22 hood
  • RRP   $ 600

The Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8D  is a standard lens for macrography.

When wide open, resolution is 39 lpmm at the center and 28 lpmm at the borders. Maximum resolution is 45 lpmm at f/5.6 at the center,  and 39 lpmm at f/8 at the borders. In some situations it reaches the level of a more expensive VR105/2.8 lens. Chromatic aberration of 0.12-0.10% is visible at f/2.8-4, on stopping down it is reduced to 0.05%. The level of distortion is considerable - approximately 0.08%. Coma is visible only when wide open. There is slight vignetting - 12% (0,37EV) at open aperture. Autofocus operates slower and louder than that of AF-S. (According to LensTip)

The Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D pros:

  • good lens body
  • good image quality at the center and at the frame borders
  • low level of distortion
  • low astigmatism
  • rather fast autofocusing
  • very low vignetting

The Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D cons:

  • slightly high coma
  • aberration may increase at maximum aperture settings

Since November, 1989 to October, 1993 the autofocus version (without D index in the name) with the same 8/7 optical scheme was produced. It weighed 455 g and was not able to transmit distance information to the camera. Ai-S and AF earlier versions featured a focal length of 55/2.8 and  6/5 optical scheme.

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 29.11.2010

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