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Micro Nikkor D 60mm on a Nikon Df

Review Micro Nikkor AF-S 60mm D ƒ1:2,8 on a Nikon Dƒ

Today I’m starting my new review with my favorite phrase. „The main reasons for buying an expensive Nikon Df is that you may mount most Nikon lenses from the last 50 years.“

It’s so cool, you can get this perfect 60mm D, ƒ1:2,8 Micro Nikkor AF for less than 230 € at ebay – amazing price, but does this lens will perfectly work on a Nikon Df?

At first the Micro Nikkor is still a rather big lens with a tiny glass and it’s rather heavy. The ƒ2,8 aperture is okay, but you will see this with the pictures below.


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With my first tries, i was astonished how close i can get to the objects (aprox. 8cm). That’s awesome, but a bit tricky too.

If you choose a wide open aperture the focus point is so minimal that most of my first picture were blurred and fuzzy. It’s definitely better shooting with a tripod.


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It take a little time until the lens focus is steady, due to the Martix metering, but this doesn’t matter. Again – at the high reproduction ratios used in close up shooting, the depth of field is very, very shallow, as you can see with my taken pictures.

So it’s much better to choose an aperture ƒ10 or plus.


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The very fine thing with this lens is in fact, that you may use it as a normal lens too – the distortion is minimal. Naturally you may develop your pictures in Lightroom with the lens correction, if you wish a finer variation on distortion.

By the way, the colors doesn’t change very much, so this lens will be my companion for the next days, for sure with my Manfrotto tripod.


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Whatever the case, the Micro Nikkor works perfectly with my Nikon Dƒ, it delivers a minimal vignette and colorful pictures. Just a great (and cheap option) macro lens for use with your Dƒ – the best is the road price for a used one at ebay. So, it’s on you, getting this cool macro lens and don’t forget, it’s a great portrait lens too.

Cheers, Lars

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