Nikon AF-S 60mm f2.8G ED Micro lens - A compact, flexible Macro
The Nikon 60mm f2.8G ED micro lens is a great Macro option for Nikon users, with its 1:1 reproduction ratio and close focusing of just 7.3 inches, enabling life-size macro shots at this close distance. On DX cameras the equivalent focal length of 90mm will help you bring bugs and other minute items even closer, taking advantage of this extra magnification
Compact and lightweight
A compact and unobtrusive lens, the 60mm f2.8 is only 3.5 inches long and it weighs just 425 grams. Thanks to internal focusing this compact size is retained at all times, meaning this little lens will never get in your way as you are shooting. Your subjects will not be overwhelmed by the large equipment before them, just one of the reasons this lens is also a viable option for portraiture, the others being the focal length a fast maximum aperture.
Beautiful, natural out-of-focus areas
To make your subjects stand out even more, you can take advantage of the bright f2.8 aperture to create images with large depths of field. This means your foregrounds and sharp and in focus and your backgrounds are all of a blur. Thanks to the nine-blade rounded diaphragm these blurry backgrounds are smooth and natural in appearance, for images that are ever pleasing on the eye.
Constructed for optical excellence
For optimum detail and sharpness Nikon have included in the 60mm micro ED glass, which also means there is a marked reduction in chromatic aberration. Super Integrated coating is included to reduce ghosting and flare and to improve colour accuracy, while internal reflections are all but eliminated by the Nano crystal coating.
The best of both worlds - Fast Auto and Manual focus
To maintain discretion and to avoid annoying focusing sounds during video shooting Nikon have managed a smooth, quiet and fast autofocus mode, through the inclusion of the Silent Wave focus motor. This will ensure your human subjects will not be put off by your lens loudly struggling to find focus.
This autofocus motor is incredibly accurate, but the M/A focus mode makes manual override quick and easy, allowing you to make those critical adjustments that you find necessary, a worthy feature For Macro shooters.