The review covers the September 2010 Nikon AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED macro, a design replacing the excellent Nikon AF 60mm f/2.8D.
I’ve shot the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ad-hoc for some months prior to reviewing it formally; I hadn’t intended to do so, but it has shown itself to be such a high performer as to warrant further attention.
Compared to the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D predecessor
Image quality with the 60mm f/2.8G ED is improved in a variety of ways over the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D, which is a strong performer:
- Improved lens coatings result in better color and contrast;
- Performance at the edges and corners is much better at distance.
- Fast AF-S focusing.
- Sharpness near to far is more consistent, with higher contrast.
- About 1/3 stop brighter at the same aperture.
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