differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Auto focus Yes vs No
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More magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:2 (0.5)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Reasons to consider the Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS

Shorter 61 mm vs 89 mm
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More than 30% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 64 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 289 g vs 425 g
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More than 30% lighter
Nikon Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS Learn more about
the Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

Length Shorter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$339

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$539

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $597

Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$339

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

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