Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED lens

Nikon have today announced the launch the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Micro lens.

Press Release: Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED lens

Nikon UK are pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED lens featuring a built-in Silent Wave Motor.

This new Micro lens allows photographers to shoot 1:1 life-size close-ups without the need for any other accessories.

To ensure superior picture quality at all subject distances from macro to infinity, a host of state-of-the-art, Nikon original optical features and technologies are incorporated. A world first for an interchangeable Micro lens for SLRs, two a-spherical lenses are employed to correct spherical aberration and coma. The Nano Crystal Coat dramatically reduces ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. An additional ED glass element minimises chromatic aberration to deliver higher resolution, high-contrast images. All of these factors contribute to the extremely high image reproduction capability of the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED.

The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) built into the lens body realizes fast, quiet autofocus operation and contributes to the compact, lightweight design. Focus modes include M/A (Manual-priority Auto) to enable rapid switching between autofocus and manual focusing with virtually no time lag, even during autofocus operation.

The rounded nine-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus background objects soft, natural-looking and unobtrusive.

Major features:

  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, quiet autofocus operation
  • Internal Focusing (IF) design enables focusing without changing the length of lens barrel
  • Two aspherical lens elements minimise lens aberration
  • M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual focusing
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration while providing higher resolution and sharper contrast
  • Nano Crystal Coat and high-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating delivers superior colour reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Closest focus distance of approximately 0.185 m (0.6 ft.)
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus objects appear more natural
  • Accepts 62 mm filter attachments

The Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED lens will be available from March 2008 at a RRP of £379.99. For more information please visit the Nikon website.

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