10 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall, unmatched sharpness, versatile.None
In 1986 I got an inspection contract on a four lane 6,030' long bridge. In addition to primary services I provided, the year long contract required that I photograph many parts of the bridge structural components. I became a professional photographer over night.reviewed December 23rd, 2011
I did not own a 35mm camera.
I bought a Nikkor 55mm Micro 1:2.8 as my first lens purchase with a Nikon F3. I included an extension ring and 2x multiplier. For several years it was the only lens I owned.
Over the years, the camera and lens have been to many countries, tops of 14,000 ' peaks, and jungles as my only lens. It has never required a repair.
The 55mm 1:2.8 is still my favorite lens today, even though I have the AF-S Micro 60mm 1:2.8, and the AF-S Micro 105mm 1:2.8.
The Nikon D7000 I have now meters with the 55mm Micro. Hurrah!!!
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, fast, durable.None
I have had this lens for two and one-half years. It has been on a Nikon D90, D7000, and now D800E and D3200. The latest cameras are the first digital's I've had that deliver the image quality I expect, and this lens is not a limiting factor. This is the primary lens I use for wildlife and landscape.reviewed March 18th, 2012 (purchased for $2,195)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, Sharp, Sharp.None.
I have been shooting a Micro Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8 since 1986 on a Nikon F3. When I bought a Nikon D90 three years ago, I bought this lens. I also have the Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8. For flowers, general photography inside and outside, this is an excellent choice. It is sharper than the 55mm, or the 105mm Micro lenses.reviewed April 4th, 2012
If I could have only one lens, it would be this one.
I know all the pros advise to get the 105mm 1:2.8 to increase the working distance to critters, but this lens on an FX camera is very useful for so much more than closeup stuff. I'll am using it on a Nikon D800E as a general purpose lens.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedVR, SharpNone
I have the Nikkor Micro 55mm 1:2.8, and the Nikkor Micro 60mm 1:2.8. I added this lens to give more distance between the front of the camera and subject. I have been shooting it on a Nikon D800E to test the camera because I know the lens is capable of very sharp results.reviewed August 26th, 2012 (purchased for $950)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, very fast.None
I use this lens for low light and low light action on a Nikon D800E or D3200.reviewed August 3rd, 2012 (purchased for $2,100)
Perfect for "no flash" indoor parties and night time street photography.
The best 24mm ever made by anyone.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, good contrast , not to heavy, VROn camera flash shadow at 16mm
I use this lens on a Nikon D800E as a daytime walk-around lens for photography in an urban environment, landscape, or flash photography of indoor parties.reviewed August 3rd, 2012 (purchased for $1,195)
I use an SB-600 to avoid the on-camera flash shadow.