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AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED Arrival
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I personally do not like a lens that does not have the traditional aperture ring, but many new lenses are designed as G lenses. I do not know why this lens has to be this huge. Also, why does it have to take a large 62mm filter size when the front element of the lens is much small er. I have some extra 52mm filters but I have to buy 62mm filters for this lens. On my second thought I may consider using a step-down ring (62-->52), which should not compromise any light collecting capability of this lens.
Also, this is an FX lens, meaning its image circle covers the full 35mm format. So I can use this for D3 series cameras if I get one. This lens can be also used for 35mm film cameras, but unfortunately, I do not have any 35mm film Nikon cameras that support the CPU connection. For DX format cameras such as a Nikon D300, the adjusted focal length is 90mm.
I just tried only a few shots using my D300, but I have every reason to believe this is a very useful lens for me. The lens has an excellent MTF chart (provided by Nikon). That is the main reason I decided to get this lens.
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