Author Topic: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8  (Read 637 times)

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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 20:01:30 »
One of my all time favourites. A lens well underrated. Tge"G" is my favoutite so far
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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 20:13:26 »
The link in english

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nikon-image.com%2Fenjoy%2Flife%2Fhistorynikkor%2F0074%2Findex.html


When you try to click on an image to enlarge it, Google Translate tries to translate the image from Japanese to English, and after a while it sentences that "it's too big to translate"  :o
(programmer must have been sleeping)

Even big corporations make big mistakes...

I have the AFS version of the 60mm ╬╝Nikkor/2.8, should be quite similar, naturally faster when focussing. One of my staple lenses.

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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 22:55:05 »
I'm impressed how good the google translation is, the article is quite readable. It was interesting to read how they adapted the AI-S 55/2.8 micro (1:2 magnification) to the AF version (1:1), what it's shortcomings were, and why they decided to replace it with the AF 60mm micro.

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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 07:18:03 »
I'm impressed how good the google translation is, the article is quite readable. It was interesting to read how they adapted the AI-S 55/2.8 micro (1:2 magnification) to the AF version (1:1), what it's shortcomings were, and why they decided to replace it with the AF 60mm micro.
There is a site called DeepL, it's better at translating with regards to grammar :o :o :o

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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 09:18:10 »
The two 60mm Micro-Nikkor lenses are very different optically; The old one AF and AF-D works by extension and a CRC group the new AF-S is an IF lens, no extension.
Thank you for sharing the link!
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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2020, 07:33:41 »
The two 60mm Micro-Nikkor lenses are very different optically; The old one AF and AF-D works by extension and a CRC group the new AF-S is an IF lens, no extension.
Thank you for sharing the link!

I guess you are right! (as usual). The AFS 60mm is longish (90mm from flange to filter thread), probably longer or at least just as long as the 60mm AFD at minimum focal distance-.

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Re: 1001 Nights #74 Micro Nikkor AF 60mm f2.8
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 12:58:43 »
English version - https://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0074/index.htm

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