I shoot close up images a lot with Macro lenses (in Nikon language Micro lenses) and have decided to list here, some of the lesser known details of the current Nikon full frame Micro lenses. The closest focusing distance in the figures below, is the distance between the subject and the front element of the… Continue reading Nikon Macro Lenses 60mm f/2.8G, 105mm f/2.8G and 200mm f/4D
This 60mm AF-S Micro lens allows for life size close ups. The internal focusing, IF design allows focussing without changing the length of the lens. This lens is extremely sharp and the use of ED glass elements minimizes any chromatic aberrations. A M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual focusing. Nikon manufacture three micro lenses, the 200mm f/4.0,… Continue reading Nikon, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Micro AF-S Lens Review
When purchasing a Micro lens consider the working distance for close up images. A 60mm mikcro will give a very short working distance and the 200mm micro will give a much longer working distance and is more suitable for small creatures, the 105mm micro falls between these two lenses.
The auto focus version of this lens is quite a lot bigger than its older brother manual version. It is heavier and physically bigger, however the biggest benefit is the superb optical quality of this lens. In the area of image quality it leaves little to be desired. The auto focus action of this lens is quite slow, as are most of the Micro lenses, but auto focus would rarely be used when this lens is used for close up images where it excells.