Nikkor 50mm prime or 60mm micro?

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harry2013
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Nikkor 50mm prime or 60mm micro?
8 months ago

I want to get a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor prime lens not out of necessity but just for fun because it’s inexpensive, sharp and fast. I already have zoom lens covering the 50mm range as well, I’m quite satisfied with that.

But now I am contemplating the idea to get a 60mm f/2.8 micro Nikkor instead. That’s because from reviews I read, the 60mm micro is as sharp as the 50mm prime for general photography as well has the added benefits to photographing micro objects (kind of 2 for 1). I am not too concern about smaller aperture (f/2.8 vs. f/1.8). I understand the price is more expensive, but can get decent price for a used one.

What do you think about this idea? If so, why not many photographers out there use the micro instead of the 50mm prime?

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