Nikon’s 60mm f/2.8G AF-S ED Micro lens is compatible with Nikon’s complete range of D-SLRs, including APS-C (DX) models like the D3100, D5000 and D7000, as well as full-frame cameras like the D700 and D3X.
A DX-format D-SLR like the D3100 or D7000 sports a 1.5x crop factor, so gives the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro a film-equivalent focal length of 90mm, while full-frame FX-format users can use it as a 60mm lens with no change in focal length.
This is a large lens so it’s no surprise that it’s heavy, weighing 425g. The extra few grams in weight are no bad thing, though, and contribute to its excellent, refined feel. It features internal focusing (IF) which eliminates any change in the barrel length when the focus ring is adjusted and keeps the handling consistent. As to be expected for a lens that’s relatively new, the build quality is exceptional. The large focus ring operates smoothly with a perfectly balanced and weighted feel through its range.
The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) does a top job of keeping AF quiet and we experienced no troubles with AF speed or accuracy in combination with our D7000.
- Street price: £439 (As of July 2016)
- Dimensions: 73x89mm
- Weight: 425g
- Visit: www.nikon.co.uk
This review was first published in the February 2011 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.