Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
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Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED review: 21 facts and highlights

1. widest 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.
f/2.8
Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2: f/1.2

2. maximum focal length

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.
60mm
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm F/5.6E FL ED VR: 800mm

3. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

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.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
74% have it

4. widest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
2.8f
Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2: 1.2f

5. aperture blades

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.
9
Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S: 9

6. Has full-time manual focus

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.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
76% have it

7. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
89% have it

8. magnification

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
1x
Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm F/3.5G ED VR: 1.5x

9. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
32f
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5.6G: 45f

10. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

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.
32f
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm F4E PF ED VR: 32f

11. minimum focal length

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.
60mm
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED: 0.25mm

12. Is a telephoto lens

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
48% have it

13. minimum focus distance

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.
0.19m
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm F/2.8G ED: 0.14m

14. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR: 16.7x

15. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
78% have it

16. Can focus to infinity

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.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
83% have it

17. Has rounded aperture blades

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.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
70% have it

18. minimum angle of view

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).
26°
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm F/5.6E FL ED VR: 2°

19. maximum angle of view

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).
39°
Nikon AF-S Nikkor Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED: 180°

20. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
52% have it

21. weight

425g
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D: 155g

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