60mm 2.8 macro

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Here are a few samples from the AF-D version:

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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.:eek: 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.

http://matsubayashi.zenfolio.com/p93574989/
 
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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.
 
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Here's mine:tongue:
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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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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?
 
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Very nice Frank. If you were to have only one mid-range prime would you recommend this one?
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.
 
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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!
 
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