Nikon introduced the Nikon D60 in 2008 as part of its digital SLR camera line. The D60 is a 10-megapixel camera with an on-camera flash and interchangeable lens. The purpose of being able to change lenses on a camera of this type is to enhance your ability to capture the scene before you.
The Nikon D60 camera body isn't equipped with autofocus, which means that when choosing a lens to use with your camera, you would ideally look for one that has an autofocus motor within it. Manual camera lenses can be used with the D60; however, you'll need to manually focus them, which can be difficult for novice photographers. When looking for a new lens, look for either AF-S or AFI designations to ensure compatibility with all functions of the D60.
Nikkor is Nikon's brand of lenses. All lenses that include AF-S and AFI in their names are supported by the D60. The camera is typically packaged with the AF-S DX Nikkor 18 to 55mm lens that includes Vibration Reduction. This is a good everyday lens that helps to combat camera shake that can occur when not using a tripod. One fixed aperture, telephoto option is the AF-S VR 70 to 200mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM II. The AF-S 50mm f/1.4G is another everyday lens option, providing a standard viewing angle.
Tamron is a third-party lens manufacturer, meaning it makes lenses to support several camera models including the Nikon D60. These lenses are typically lower in price because Tamron doesn't manufacture its own cameras and the lenses may not be made to Nikon's standards. The list of compatible lenses is shorter than the Nikkor list, but don't overlook them. The 18 to 270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD is a good option as it's much less expensive than its Nikkor counterpart and includes vibration control. The 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro II is a fixed-aperture option good for shooting clear, sharp images.
Sigma is the largest third-party lens manufacturer as of 2011, offering a large number of D60 compatible lenses. Sigma offers camera accessories including flashes and lenses at a more affordable price point than Nikon. Several fixed-aperture options are available through Sigma including the 14mm f/2.8 EX and the 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM. Comparable to lenses offered by both Nikkor and Tamron, Sigma also has an 18 to 250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Next to Nikkor, Sigma has the largest selection of D60 compatible lenses.
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