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    Moderately Underexposed I @ M's Avatar
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    Very impressed.

    I had read reviews of the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED but had never seen one in the flesh so to speak. I had the chance to have a play with a sample the other day and it seems to be as good as everyone claims.
    The sharpness is on a par with an old model Tamron 90mm we have but the Nikkor is far superior when it comes to colour, contrast and chromatic aberration as well as focussing very rapidly.

    I really think that it is probably the best bargain in lenses from Nikon for a long time. A couple of hand held sample shots. Both auto white balance, 6400 iso and NEF files converted to jpeg with an in camera picture control applied.

    1/200 F/8

    1/800 F/2.8
    Nikon, Fuji, Nikkor, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and too many other bits and pieces to list.

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    I had the AFD version mate was tack sharp ..but like a fool I sold it!!...i found that 60mm was too short for a macro lens..but it was great on a dx camera for portraits and I wish I still had it !

    Id imagine the AFS version would be very good indeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo1965 View Post
    .......i found that 60mm was too short for a macro lens..but it was great on a dx camera for portraits and I wish I still had it !


    That was probably the only thing stopping me getting one .. working distances.

    Oh yeah!... plus the point that it has no aperture collar, and hence is useless on a bellows(my main reason to acquire one).
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC

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