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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED: Nikon’s best Micro Nikkor?

By Kevin Carter - Thursday April 24 2014

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f2.8G ED mounted on Nikon D800 | Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f2.8G ED vs Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D both mounted on Nikon D800 | Conclusion

Conclusion

If you intend to use this G-series model as a more general-purpose lens with its revamped sonic AF motor then this model is unlikely to disappoint. However hardcore macro enthusiasts are still likely to favor the old model due its manual aperture control.

This is crucial when used with Nikon’s current line-up of extension tubes or bellows (which lack automation) to achieve magnifications in excess of 1:1. As a result that model is highly sought after today and can still be found on dealer shelves in limited quantities, though admittedly if that’s not important, then the new lens can still be recommended.