I have now tested several samples. Although it seems to be a sharp lens, one should know that the focal length changes considerably at higher magnification ratio. At 1:1, the working distance is only about 5 cm cmpared to the Tamron 60 mm lens in which the working distance is about 10 cm (on a Nikon D300, APS-C sensor).
Therefore the lens will cast its own shadow on the subject to be photographed. For me this is clearly not acceptable. I am still looking for a decent 60 mm macro lens for Nikon (the Tamron 60 mm f/2 having an unpleasant tendency to underexpose).
Here you can find the best macro lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras. The cameras you can use to mount these lenses are Nikon D4, D800, D700, D600, D300S, D300, D7100, D7000, D5200, D5100, D3200.
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If you want to get the most out of your macro lens for Nikon you need to make sure you keep it dirt free, dust free and spotlessly clean. No matter how good you are with photoshop, or any other photo editing software, you will never get rid of a blemish caused by a dirty smudge or greasy fingerprint on the lens when the photo was taken. Therefore, you need to make sure you keep your lens immaculate at all times.
The Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE lens scored 32 and is the best macro lens for Nikon, which is currently has expensive price for $1,843. With the same focal length AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G lens scored 32 and priced for $899 from DxOMark test results.