Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED

by on January 29, 2008

in Gear,Lenses,News,Nikon

Today, in the company of the Nikon D60, Nikon announced the new Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens.

Press Release

New Micro NIKKOR lens for close-up and general photography

Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens featuring a built-in Silent Wave Motor.

This new Micro lens allows photographers to shoot 1:1 life-size close-ups without the need for additional accessories. To ensure superior picture quality at all subject distances from macro to infinity, a host of state-of-the-art, Nikon original optical features and technologies are incorporated. Internal Focusing (IF) design allows faster, smoother autofocusing. Two aspherical lenses are employed to correct spherical aberration and coma. The incorporation of a Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat dramatically reduces ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. An additional ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration to deliver higher resolution, high-contrast images. All of these factors contribute to the extremely accurate image reproduction capability of the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED.

The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) built into the lens body ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation and contributes to the compact, lightweight design. Focus modes include M/A (Manual-priority Auto) to enable rapid switching between autofocus and manual focusing with virtually no time lag, even when the lens is in the process of focusing.

The rounded nine-blade diaphragm opening creates a substantially more natural appearance of out-of-focus background objects.

AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Major Features

  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
  • Internal Focusing (IF) design allows faster, smoother autofocusing and eliminates changes in lens barrel length, for consistent handling
  • Two aspherical elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration, even at the widest aperture
  • M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual focusing
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element for superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration
  • Nano Crystal Coat and high-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating delivers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Closest focus distance of approximately 0.185 m (0.6 ft.)
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus objects appear more natural
  • Accepts 62 mm filter attachments

AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Specifications
Focal length     60 mm
Maximum aperture     f/2.8
Minimum aperture     f/32
Lens construction     12 elements in 9 groups (with one ED glass lens, two aspherical lenses, one with Nano Crystal Coat)
Picture angle     39°40’ (26°30’ with Nikon DX format)
Closest focus distance     0.185 m/0.6 ft. (life-size)
Minimum reproduction ratio     1.0x (life-size)
No. of diaphragm blades     9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size     62mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)     Approx. 73 x 89 mm
Weight     Approx. 425 g/15.0 oz.
Supplied accessories     62mm snap-on front lens cap LC-62, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-42, Flexible lens pouch CL-1018
Optional accessories     62mm screw-in filters, including circular polarizing filter

[tags]Nikon, AF-S, Micro, NIKKOR, 60mm, f/2.8G, ED, lens[/tags]



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