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Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by panama, Jul 10, 2008.
I am considering this lens... I was wondering if anyone has samples they want to share.
Here are a few samples from the AF-D version:
Both output very nicely. Sharper than sharp. Good corner to corner performance. Contrasty. The newer version has upgraded the handling of the lens. AF-S is very quick and the new barrel design gives a slightly different balance that I like better. And NANO coating. With the older version's pricing being driven down by the newer version and the value of the new improvements make either a great acquisition.
Here's a few I shot when I first got the lens to get a feel for it and a few of my family. At full resolution, the images are pretty spectacular.
Everything I've heard is that the new AF-S version is sharper, especially at medium to longer distances. The new version is also seems to have really nice bokeh.
I seem to specialize in discontinued cameras and lenses these days, so I can only show you samples from the non-AFS, non-Nano (whatever that is) version of the 60 micro. It's a versatile lens, so I'll try to show it's range.
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Uncle... Uncle Frank, wow on these images! Now I really lust for the 60mm macro!
Very nice Frank. If you were to have only one mid-range prime would you recommend this one? I have a 50 1.8 now, but want to shoot some macro (mostly flowers) and think I might trade up from the 50 for the 60?
Tough call. When I started out, I opted for the 60 micro instead of one of the 50s. It was all about trade-offs... the big aperture vs. close focusing capability. If you can't decide which characteristic is more important to your personal style, perhaps you should consider the 35/2, which is in the middle. It focuses closer than the 50/1.8, and is faster than the 60/2.8.
Here you go...handheld using the 60mm AF-D.
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Things could be a bit more in focus if I wasn't so lazy about using the tripod. It's a great lens, I use it all the time...I have never used the latest 60mm AF-S but if they have improved on the AF-D it's gotta be killer!