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 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS Competitors

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
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
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon F

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon F

Macro lens

$1,033 - $1,283

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,590 - $1,597

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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