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Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D

25 October 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

4. Image resolution

Let’s have a look at the picture below showing the tested lens’ MTF50 values measured in RAW format with a Nikon D200.

Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Image resolution


The performance in the center of the frame is nothing but brilliant. At the maximum aperture the lens receives great results of almost 40lpmm. The situation was similar for a 2.8/105 VR model. At f/4.0 and f/5.6, our older and cheaper lens seems to be a bit better than its younger, more expensive and stabilization-equipped sibling.

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At the edge of the frame the situation is a bit different. For the maximum aperture it is the Nikkor 105 mm VR that has better results, but starting at f/4.0 both lenses receive very high marks.

In the final analysis in this category, the Nikkor 2.8/60 is as good as its more expensive brother and other competitors. It clearly shows that the solid build, good design and attention to details are timeless features, and sometimes more important than tempting the client with low dispersion or aspheric glass, or optimizing the lens to work with digital DSLR cameras.

Nikon Nikkor AF Micro 60 mm f/2.8D - Image resolution