Micro-Nikkor AF-S 60mm f/2.8 G ED N - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D300 and RAW-converted via CaptureOne 4.0. Sorry for the slightly dull colours in the first five samples, the weather was a little uncooperative that day.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/160s
Size 4304x2852
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/500s
Size 2852x4304
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/125s
Size 2852x4304
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/125s
Size 2852x4304
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/125s
Size 2852x4304
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/13.0 @ 1/500s
Size 4304x2852
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/13.0 @ 1/250s
Size 4304x2852
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/13.0 @ 1/160s
Size 4304x2852
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/320s
Size 2852x4304
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/1600s
Size 2852x4304
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2852x4304

Verdict

The AF-S 60 Micro Nikkor is a worthy successor to a highly regarded lens. It is able to deliver very sharp images (allthough, given Nikon's recent lens track record, some probably had hoped for even higher resolution figures), the bokeh in general is smooth, vignetting is no issue on a DX camera and the AF is as fast as you'd expect an AF-S drive to be. So except the relatively high CA values and the potentially challenging hood design (for close-up work) there's nothing really to complain about. Given its moderate price tag, you can't go wrong with this lens if you're looking for a decent macro lens that doubles as a moderate and relatively fast tele on your DX camera.

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