Playing With My Nikon Micro Nikkor…
One of the Xmas presents to myself this year was a new Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor lens. Though I’m still learning what it is capable of (and how to use it), I snapped a couple of pics to show you the prowess of a true macro (or micro) lens which is super detailed close up shots. I took a standard Canadian Five Dollar Bill and went as close as I could without hitting it.
This is a shot taken with my Nikon D200 and the Nikon Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 lens @ ISO 400 and f/8. Sorry about the white balance. It’s a bit off. This is as close as I could get without casting a huge D200 shadow. I could easily go closer if only I had something lighting it from behind. Just for fun, I compared it to my Canon SD850is Digital ELPH using the Macro Mode.
The 850is does a pretty good job for a point and shoot, but it can’t get anywhere near as close as the Nikon, and it is nowhere near as sharp. Again, the only reason why I didn’t go closer with the 60mm was because there was just too much of a shadow created by the camera body. You can definitley see the difference in detail in both pics just around the eye. I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun with this lens.