Dec 172010

I just bought this lens and let me tell you it is one of the sharpest lenses I own or have used.  Hands down!  Even wide open it’s the sharpest of all my lenses at their best aperture.  Nothing scientific here, just purely pixel peeping and I still can’t believe how sharp this lens is.

For past clients’ product shots I have been using my Sigma 24-70 2.8 Macro (not a true macro).  I also used this lens for the majority of macro and still life shots in my portfolio.  Although I was happy with the results with some additional photoshop work, I also knew that one day I would get a dedicated macro lens.  I had some extra Amex Reward points and decided to use it for a Henry’s gift card.  Voila!

The minute I got home from purchasing this lens I shot everything around the house to test for sharpness and overall responsiveness of the focusing.  My poor Simone was the main subject of this day’s experiments and I don’t think she will ever look into a lens again.  I was extremely impressed with the focusing and could only blame my own hand movements for any shots that I missed although they were few and far between.  When shooting within a couple of centimetres with this macro lens and using a very shallow depth of field, absolute precision is required.  Anyway, until the next update with this lens here’s a close up image of Simone’s nose.

Soundtrack to today’s testing included Danger Mouse’s album Dark Night of The Soul.


2 Responses to “Testing out the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED”

  1. MHanded says:

    Did you take this shot 18 cm far from your cat? Officially that’s the minimum focus distance of this lens.
    But this focus seems to be lesser than 18 cm. Anyways it’s awesome!
    Sorry for my bad english

  2. marsbars says:

    aaawwwe!! You can almost feel the warmth and softness in the picture.. I just want to kiss her!!

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