differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon Micro 60mm f/2.8D

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 Micro 60mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon Micro 60mm f/2.8D

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

Slightly smaller diameter 64 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 61 mm vs 74 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly lighter 289 g vs 440 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
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower

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 Micro 60mm f/2.8D Competitors

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
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Low light lens

$60 - $349

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Much 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

$335 - $349

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle

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
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$392

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Slightly larger diameter

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