Review: Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Macro|
Andrew Alexander, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 17:20 EDT)
There aren't that many lenses which can focus on subjects an inch-and-a-half away from the front element, and render said subject with a 1:1 reproduction ratio. If you're a Nikon user and in the market for such a lens, you may be interested in the subject of our next review, the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S.
Announced in March of 2008, the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S macro is a new design on an old favorite - the 60mm f/2.8 AF. The lens bears a completely new look, updated cosmetically to resemble the newer Nikon design. But the update is more than just cosmetic - the lens uses a completely new and different layout of lens elements, which include ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements and a nano-crystal coating. Both of these technologies are said to reduce chromatic aberration and improve light transmission.
For more, read our review of the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S macro.