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Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D

25 October 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:

  • solid build
  • great picture quality in the middle, as well as at the edges of the frame
  • zero distortion level
  • small astigmatism
  • good autofocus performance
  • very small vignetting
Cons:
  • a bit too large coma
  • chromatic aberration in the maximum aperture area could be a bit smaller
You don’t have to be a Sherlock Holmes to figure out from our test that the Nikkor 2.8/60 is a very good instrument, which is half the price of the new Nikkor 2.8/105 VR and still provides lots of great sharp pictures. Of course, we can’t deny the Nikkor’s 2.8/105 VR advantages: the stabilization, SWM motor and the ability to work with the D40/D40x Nikons since these are all great features. But when we look at the relation between the total picture quality and the prices of the two lenses, the Nikkor’s 2.8/60 predominance is huge. Generally speaking, the lens’s results were really very good and it has a solid place on the all-time all-star 50-90 mm class lens shelf. The competition here is large and the quality battles are very fierce.


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Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/320 sec, ISO 320
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.4 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/125 sec, ISO 320
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.2 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/320 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.9 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary
Camera:Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/3.5, exp. 1/400 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.3 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2500 sec, ISO 160
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.3 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/60 sec, ISO 250
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.3 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Summary
Camera:Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/750 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.9 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/60 sec, ISO 250
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.3 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 60 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/125 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.8 MB




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