The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro and the Nikon Micro-60mm f2.8D for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 106mm. The Nikon Micro-60mm f2.8D with a length of 75mm is 31mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro also has a larger diameter of 71mm compared to Nikon Micro-60mm f2.8D's 70mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Nikon Micro-60mm f2.8D weighs 440g, 14% (75g) lighter than the Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro's weight of 515g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Macro Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Macro Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro and Nikon Micro-60mm f2.8D has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro is also available in Canon EF , Sigma SA and Sony E mounts.
Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 70mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105mm.
Nikon Micro-60mm f2.8D is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 60mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 90mm.