Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro AF D

Nikon 60mm Micro AF D Review-1

Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro AF D. If you’re looking to purchase this lens I always check Adorama and Ebay for good deals. It helps me if you purchase it through one of these links here in this review. When you purchase through these links it financially enables me to devote time to develop this site further. Thanks for the help! -Todd


15.5 oz (439g).

Focus Ring
Rubber on Metal.

Close Focus
8.62 feet (0.219 m).

Filter Threads
62mm, Metal.

Aperture Ring

7 blades stepping down to f/32.

Nikon F Metal Mount.

Made in


100% Crop


Nikon Nikkor 60mm 2.8 AF D Micro Corner-1


Flare at f/2.8

Flare at f/2.8

Flare at f/2.8 100% Crop

Flare at f/2.8 100% Crop

f/2.8: This lens is super sharp wide open with great contrast and with only a bit of Chromatic Aberration.
f/8: Basically from f/3.5 the lens just continues to get sharper with better contrast and almost no Chromatic aberration. f/8 is crazy sharp.


There is very little vignetting and is basically gone by f/3.5


The bokeh is a little distracting circles but not too bad.

There is very little if any distortion.

Optics:        ★ ★ ★ ★
Mechanics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Usefulness: ★ ★ ★ ★
Availability:  ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall:        ★ ★ ★ ★
Out of 5

This lens is absolutely great for doing macro work and even decent portraits. Built like a tank, good pocket lens, crazy sharp photos stopped down.
One thing to be aware of is that this is a body driven focus system to run the Auto Focus so it will loose auto focus on the armature Nikon bodies.

I used this and the new AF-s lenses for years and loved them however for live critters I prefer having a longer focal length because you can stay back without scaring them away. If you have the money and are serious about macro photography you might want to skip this lens and go for a longer macro lens.

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