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Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens

BH #NIZ402 • MFR #20102
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
An ideal everyday lens, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is a versatile prime straddling wide-angle and normal fields of view and featuring a bright f/2 maximum aperture. The distinct focal length is wide enough for spontaneous shooting but still tight enough for portraiture and selective focus shooting. Additionally, the lens's compact, portable form factor makes it perfect for walkaround shooting and equally well-suited to use on FX or DX-format camera bodies.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Overview

An ideal everyday lens, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is a versatile prime straddling wide-angle and normal fields of view and featuring a bright f/2 maximum aperture. The distinct focal length is wide enough for spontaneous shooting but still tight enough for portraiture and selective focus shooting. Additionally, the lens's compact, portable form factor makes it perfect for walkaround shooting and equally well-suited to use on FX or DX-format camera bodies.

In terms of handling, a stepping motor AF system offers quiet and smooth focusing performance that benefits both stills and video capture and a programmable control ring can also be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings.

Wide-normal prime lens is designed for FX-format Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras and can also be used with DX-format models, where it provides a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects using depth of field.
Two aspherical elements are featured in the optical design and help to limit spherical aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Integrated Coating suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Stepping motor delivers impressively smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208201020

Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length40mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View57°
Minimum Focus Distance11.4" / 29 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design6 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 1.8" / 70 x 45.5 mm
Weight6 oz / 170 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.77 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.9 x 4.6"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Reviews

Sharpish and compact!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-14

Nice and compact, and at f4 it is extremely sharp. At f2 it definitely loses some sharpness, but at this size and price you can't beat it!

Just what I needed

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

I have the f:2.8 midrange zoom, a great, but somewhat heavy, lens. I wanted a lens light enough to be easy to carry around and useful in most situations. This one fills the bill exactly. With the Z7 you can crop substantially and still have enough megapixels left for great detail, so this lens can stay on the camera most of the time. It's also unobtrusive; there's something about carrying a complicated looking camera with a physically large lens that I don't like. This lens seems to draw less attention. I love it.

No issues

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

At half the price of a f1.8 this lens does a great job

Neat Lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

Just a wow.

Fave Forty - Great walk-around prime

By Karl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

I purchased the 40mm f2 to fill the void of a competent all-around walk-around I could pop on my Z6ii. Although a little longer than a pancake, it is much more compact than any other lens. Sharp and fast autofocus along with a nice f2 really makes this a very handy lens. I find it renders very nicely and great for street. I can highly recommend adding this in your kit.

Small weightless awesome walk

By Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

9/10

Great Little Lens!

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

This lens deserves 5 stars in my book. Small, lightweight, and very affordable. Plus excellent image quality. I was surprised just how sharp it is (even in the corners). This lens and the 28mm f2.8 make for a nice pair. Smaller and lighter is better (for me anyway). Way to go Nikon.

A great little lens

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-04

I wanted a low-cost prime lens for my Z6ii that was in the "normal" range. While not officially a "nifty fifty", this lens is close enough. It's well-made and images are sharp. Overall, I'm very happy with it.

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Metal or plastic lens mount?

Metal or plastic lens mount?
Asked by: Huss
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens has a plastic lens mount.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-09-14

Country of manufacture please??

Country of manufacture please??
Asked by: Jibu
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens is manufactured in Thailand.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2021-11-04

Is this lens compatible with nikon z50?

Is this lens compatible with nikon z50?
Asked by: Donald
yes is compatible with Z 50, would give 60mm full-frame equivalent focal length. no vibration reduction in lens or camera, may not be necessary as its a fast lens.
Answered by: Damon
Date published: 2021-11-10

Is this weather resistant?

Is this weather resistant?
Asked by: Sourav
The lens isn't advertised to be weather resistant. It does have a resistant sealing that prevents dust and water droplets from entering the lens.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-09-17

Does it have a seal in the mount like the 50 mm ...

Does it have a seal in the mount like the 50 mm 1.8?
Asked by: Ricardo
As far as we are aware, the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 does not have the same weather-resistant gasket available in their S-series lenses like the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 S. However, according to Nikon, the 40mm (and 28mm f/2.8) have "a design with consideration of dust- and drip-resistant performance".
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-17

Will the Nikon Z5 in body image stabilization ...

Will the Nikon Z5 in body image stabilization work despite the lens not having vibration reduction?
Asked by: Vern
Yes. works with all lens
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-26

What is the proper lens hood to use with the Z ...

What is the proper lens hood to use with the Z Mount 40mm f/2 lens? HN-1, HN-2 or HN-3?
Asked by: Edmund
Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens will accept any 52mm screw in hood. I like this Heliopan because it has 52mm front threads so you can still use the lens cap with the hood on. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/21873-REG/Heliopan_701052_52mm_Rubber_Lens_Hood.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-01-07

What hood should be used with this lens? No hood ...

What hood should be used with this lens? No hood is included in the box.
Asked by: James O.
This lens will accommodate a Nikon HN-2 or HN-3 lens hood.
Answered by: Jerome
Date published: 2021-10-13
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