Nikon Nikkor AF-S 60mm 2.8 G Micro

The Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm 2.8 G is the latest addition to my Nikon side of gears. This is a macro lens (although Nikon calls it Micro) with fixed focal length. So you’d think it would have a constant aperture but it doesn’t. Depending on the focusing distance, it will push the f-stop to 4 or so. Not sure if that is typical of all macro lenses, however, I was little disappointed.

This is the “G” generation Nikkor lens which means it doesn’t have the physical aperture ring. The previous version of 60mm Micro, the “D” generation had the focus range limiter which prevents the lens from hunting for focus over the entire range. Nikon decided to ditch the limiter on the new AF-S G, so the lens hunts for focus quite a bit in some circumstances. But the new AF-S G has other features that was more important such as internal focusing (meaning the front of the lens stays fixed instead of moving in and out during focus), weather sealing, and internal focus motor (no more focus motor screw).

Other than the slow focus issue I am quite satisfied with the performance. The pictures are very sharp. It’s a decent performer when doing double duty as a medium tele portrait lens as well.

Nikkor 60mm Micro

Nikkor 60mm Micro

Nikkor 60mm Micro

Sample Shot:
Nikkor 60mm Micro sample shot