Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G AF-S ED

  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), rear focus
  • 12 elements in 9 groups
  • 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/32
  • 62mm filter ring
  • 7" (0.185m) minimum focus; 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 1.9" (48mm) working distance at 1:1
  • 3.5 x 2.9" (89 x 73mm) long, diameter
  • 15 ounces (425g) weight
  • included HB-42 bayonet hood, CL-1016 lens pouch, caps
  • US$600
  • Model Number 2177
  • Announced January 2008

Thom's Mini Review: Good news: sharp in the center by f/4, deadly sharp by f/5.6. Bad news: corners need more stopping down to get into high acuity, surprisingly strong vignetting wide open improves to decent in a couple of stops. Overall: I was a bit surprised by the corners on this lens, and that's about my only reservation other than the big one: working distance at 1:1 is extremely short.

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