Micro-Nikkor AF-S 60mm f/2.8 G ED (FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via Capture One.

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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure 1/2500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1600s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/160s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1600s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/200s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/500s

Verdict

The Micro-Nikkor AF-S 60mm f/2.8 G ED is an excellent lens that delivers very sharp images straight from the maximum aperture down to f/11, where diffraction starts to reduce resolution. Typical for macro lenses it is practically free of distortion. CAs are moderate and decrease by stopping down (and are easy to correct in post processing anyway), while vignetting is surprisingly high at large apertures.

The bokeh is generally pleasing and smooth. Typical for fast primes there is some amount of bokeh fringing wide open.

The build quality is good and in line with other Nikon lenses in this segment. Thanks to a silent wave drive, AF action is virtually silent and very fast. The only issue in the field is the large hood which easily blocks valuable light at very short focus distances.

In summary, it's a very nice macro lens, at least for those subjects that do not require larger working distances (like shy insects). For those who do not require ultra large apertures, it may also double as a normal lens on a FX camera.

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