The lens is the 200f4 micro-nikkor that I borrow till tomorrow. I find that you need a lot of patience to use that lens at the maximum magnification, the zone of sharpness is very very thin at the max. I did not had too much time to use it because of the bad temperature, a lot of rain. I pick those weed on the side of the street and brought them on the patio to take the picture, but there was a small breeze that did not help.
Patrickh, i don't know, i never used the 60. The one I owned is the PC85f2.8 micro-nikkor which only go to 1:2, i find that going from 1:2 to 1:1 is a great step specially that the 200f4 micro-nikkor which has a smaller angle of view and the zone of sharp focus is smaller with the 85. I can compare the zone of sharp focus of the 200f4 at 1:1 to the 85f2.8 with the canon 500D on, which is pretty near as short as the 200.