differences

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

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the Micro 60mm f/2.8D captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Shorter 74 mm vs 99 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Slightly better wide angle 60 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly smaller diameter 71 mm vs 74 mm
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 60 mm
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More than 40% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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 Micro 60mm f/2.8D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Low light lens

$60

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Competitors

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$670

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

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

Lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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

$327 - $350

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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