Nikon Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS

Nikon Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS
$500
55 mm
manual focus prime lens
f/2.8
  • 1:2 (0.5) Macro

reviewswhat are people saying

"I bought this lens for macro photography and was extremely pleased with the crispness at all f stops. Increasingly I've been using it for general purpose and travel photography and have not been disappointed."

bhphotovideo.com

"It's rock-solid, image quality is excellent, and it's a joy to focus manually. Hopefully they'll never discontinue it."

bhphotovideo.com

"It does seem a bit too easy to dent the filter rim edge, however, which can make putting on filters difficult; take extra care in storage and protection."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D5 and Nikon D810A.

Nikon D5
36.1°
horizontal angle of view
55mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D7200 and Nikon D5600.

Nikon D3400
24.1°
horizontal angle of view
84.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
64 mm
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32
Length Quite short Help
61 mm
Weight Very light Help
289 g

Cons

The Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
55 mm

The Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS vs other Digital camera lenses

Magnification Poor macro Help
1:2 (0.5)
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift Help
Regular images

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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55 mm
Max focal length
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55 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:2 (0.5)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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No
below average below average
Focus motor
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None
below average below average
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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61 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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64 mm
above average above average
Filter size
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52 mm
Weight
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289 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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36.2°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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36.2°
Wide vertical
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24.6°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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24.6°
Wide diagonal
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42.9°
Telephoto diagonal
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42.9°

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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24.2°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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24.2°
Wide vertical
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16.3°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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16.3°
Wide diagonal
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29°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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29°

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