Testing new Nikon 60mm f/2.8 AF-S Macro (three shots)

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  1. Trenton Romulox

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    Hi everyone, I just received my new macro lens, the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 AF-S. It is my first ever macro lens, so I'm still getting used to it and whatnot, but this is just about the sharpest lens I've ever used. Here are some quick shots I took with it.

    Inner Lily:
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    My fingertip (not for artistic purposes, haha):
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    Creeping Jew (it's the name of the plant, apparently, sorry...):
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    wow that's really close, how close were you to your fingertip when you took it? like the closest it can be?
     
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    My finger was against the lens hood. Which is about an inch long. My finger was probably about 1.5" from the front of the lens.
     
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    Wow, that shot of your finger really shows off this lens. It's got packing some power it looks like!
     
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    My finger was literally pressed against the lens hood haha. And the hood is about 1.5" long, so, yeah, I guess you could say the thing is a close-focuser. So close that you can't even light things that well, haha.
     
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    Damn, very cool!! That is the lens I'm looking to pick up sometime when I get some cash :) That first shot is BOSS!! :D
     
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    Yes you may ask. :p

    I use a Nikon D300.
     
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    Thank you much, kelly. Much appreciated.

    It's a wicked lens, I highly recommend it.

    And thank you, I like the first shot too. The macro thing is fun as hell. It opens up a whole new world, really.
     
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    How did you light that first shot?
     
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    A single SB-800 from a 45 degree angle above the fuzzy part of the lily. But, that's not all I did, I had to do some post-processing. I just adjusted contrast and added vignetting in Adobe Lightroom.
     
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    nice lens and camera :)
     
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    Why thank you.

    I am loving the lens so far. I hope Nikon releases an updated 200mm version, I could use the length, and the 105 didn't appeal to me that much due to various optical issues I've read about.

    And the camera is a good time, that's for sure. I love it.

    Thanks again for the comment. :]
     

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