Nikon Normal Macro 55mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor AIS Manual Focus Lens

Model #1442

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User Reviews
11 March 2018

I personally don't care much for the 50mm focal length on FX. I use a 28/2.8 AIS as a normal. However, the 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor is easily the sharpest lens I have. For 1:1 work I found the TC-201 may give a bit better results than the PK-13 tube, neither as good as its native 1:2 though.

14 October 2016

Some old designs do not seem to lose their lustre. At the usual intermediate f/stops, this Nikon 55mm f/2.8 manual focus micro lens consistently produces extremely sharp images on my 24 MP APS-C Nikon camera. That includes all distances. The lens has a flat field and low distortion.

Photography review.34752477
26 January 2005

The sharpest lens in the Nikon line. Good for closups. Also great on the bellows. Compact. Very decent flare control with a lens shade added.

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    I wish the F2.8 was an F2. Then it would be fantastic as a normal lens. As it is, it is too slow for indoors available light.

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    F2.8 is slow to me on this focal length but ok on a zoom or a telephoto.

B h photo.34921152
28 January 2018

I got this lens along with my F3 as a gift from my mother in 1978. I have used it as my "normal" lens for all these years, and it has performed flawlessly. Because it is a macro lens, it is very sharp.

B h photo.34921152
10 October 2017

Well, everybody knows this is a legendary lens, for decades at the top of its class in the 50-60mm focal length, and oft-reputed to perform equally well at both macro (1:2) and infinity focus distances. Does it live up to the hype? Absolutely!

13 February 2017

This is a fantastic lens for a 35mm film camera like my FM3A, or for a newer FX full frame Nikon. It represents 1/2 life-size which means photographs taken with this very sharp clear lens are also incredible.

B h photo.34921152
20 January 2017

I just bought a second 55 mm Micro Nikkor after having used my first for over 30 years. This lens is small but very sturdy with very smooth focusing. Most important, it is the sharpest edge-to-edge lens I've ever used. Resolution, saturation, lack of aberration and sharpness are all tops.

21 December 2016

Good lens for macro work; converting slides and negatives into digital images.

12 August 2016

One of the great bargain legendary lenses that is still practical for the 21st century!

8 February 2016

i knew it was a used lens, but this lens have at least 100 fungi spots, that can't clean in a camera service,

Product Highlights
    In The Box
    • Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens
    • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
    • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty
    • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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