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Registered: January 2015
Posts: 13
Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro-Nikkor review by Airy
Review Date: 4/26/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: Very good allrounder, no obvious flaws
Cons: More flare-sensitive than recent lenses.

I mostly use it (via Novoflex adapter) on an OM-D now, where it acts the 1:1, 110mm equivalent. On full frame : sharpness wide open is good, but it has less contrast than recent 50mm lenses, especially when bright lights are in the frame. On the other hand, CA is very low and there are few artifacts when shooting, e.g., shiny metal pieces at macro or even distant settings.

Bottom line : a very good allrounder if macro or close-up is a frequent use case.

Registered: November 2011
Posts: 6
Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro-Nikkor review by dhale001
Review Date: 12/23/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: Small, unmatched sharpness, versatile.
Cons: None

In 1986 I got an inspection contract on a four lane 6,030' long bridge. In addition to primary services I provided, the year long contract required that I photograph many parts of the bridge structural components. I became a professional photographer over night.

I did not own a 35mm camera.

I bought a Nikkor 55mm Micro 1:2.8 as my first lens purchase with a Nikon F3. I included an extension ring and 2x multiplier. For several years it was the only lens I owned.

Over the years, the camera and lens have been to many countries, tops of 14,000 ' peaks, and jungles as my only lens. It has never required a repair.

The 55mm 1:2.8 is still my favorite lens today, even though I have the AF-S Micro 60mm 1:2.8, and the AF-S Micro 105mm 1:2.8.

The Nikon D7000 I have now meters with the 55mm Micro. Hurrah!!!
RD Teasley

Registered: December 2011
Posts: 1
Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro-Nikkor review by RD Teasley
Review Date: 12/13/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $100.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Small and tack sharp when stopped down

This lens is not quite as sharp as the Nikkor 105 f2.8 ais lens but it is darned close. I purchased mine slightly used in the early 90's and use it almost daily for copy work. It performs well on my Nikon D2X and Nikon D700. I almost never use this lens at f stops wider than f8 and always with a sturdy tripod. My copy is a little finicky in focusing. The focus appears to jump or skip just a little at certain focusing distances.


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