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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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