Nikon's New AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens

Another new lens to emerge from the quarters of Nikon is the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens.

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Another new lens to emerge from the quarters of Nikon is the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens. Ideal for general and close-up photography, the lens can focus at a distance of approximately 0.185m (.6 ft.) at its closest and is capable of reproduction ratios up to 1:1 (life-size). Nikon has also incorporated all its proprietary technologies like; Nikon's Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM), Nano Crystal Coat, Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass and Internal Focusing (IF) design into the lens.

The AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens is scheduled to become available from Nikon authorized dealers beginning in March 2008 at an estimated selling price of $549.95.* For more information, please visit

*  Compact, versatile Micro-NIKKOR lens for close-up, copy work and general photography

    * Provides continuous autofocus from infinity to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio)

    * Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables accurate, high-speed and quiet autofocus operation

    * ED-(Extra-low Dispersion) glass element for superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration

    * Two aspherical elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration, even at the widest aperture

    * Internal Focusing (IF) design allows faster, smoother autofocusing and eliminates barrel length changes for consistent handling—design also eliminates front element rotation, enabling easier use of polarizers and Nikon’s Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System

    * Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths, for even greater image integrity

    * Super Integrated Coating (SIC) delivers superior color performance, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare

    * Optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors

    * Rounded 9-blade diaphragm for more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements

    * M/A Focus Mode allows fast, smooth transitions autofocus to manual operation

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