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Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED

Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
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Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED

Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED

Why is Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED?

  • 460g lighter
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    440gvs900g
  • 10f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    32fvs22f
  • 0.17m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.21mvs0.38m
  • Has or is a prime lens
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  • Is a macro lens
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  • 10f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    32fvs22f

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED better than Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D?

  • Has a metal mount
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  • 2 more aperture blades
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    9vs7
  • 10mm longer maximum focal length
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    70mmvs60mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • Front element doesn't rotate
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 36mm shorter minimum focal length
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    24mmvs60mm

Price comparison

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED

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$875.95

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General info

1.Has a metal mount
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
3.weight

440g

900g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.Front element doesn't rotate
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Optics

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
5.Has rounded aperture blades
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
2.Has focus motor
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Can focus to infinity
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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