Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio; Macro Close-Ups
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Close-Range Correction System
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6.4"
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 40mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for DX-format cameras AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens from Nikon will allow users to get true 1:1 magnification for extremely close-up imaging. It has a 60mm equivalent focal length in FX format along with a capable aperture range of f/2.8 to 22. Also, it has the Close-Range Correction system to ensure image quality is maintained at such close angles.

Continuous quiet autofocus from infinity to 6.4 inches with a Silent Wave Motor AF system, and quick switching from autofocus to manual focus and back will keep you from missing any photo opportunities. The 7-blade diaphragm delivers a lovely, natural-looking background blur, and Nikon's Super Integrated lens coating gives you reduced lens flare and improved color consistency.

Compact and Lightweight DX-Format Close-Up Lens
Small enough to be carried everywhere, this standard focal length DX-format Micro-NIKKOR lens provides high resolution and contrast from infinity to life-size. The AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is for taking high quality stills and HD D-Movies and is ideal for shooting general close-ups, delicate flowers, detailed collectibles, copy photography, portraits, landscapes and more.
Sharp Images from Infinity to Life-Size (1X)
This standard close-up lens captures the finest details at any distance, including details practically impossible to detect with the human eye. It's a great choice for enticing food photography or detailed product shots. And with its continuous autofocusing from infinity to 6.4 inches, the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ensures sharpness and clarity in every composition.
Stunning Portraits and Landscapes, Too
The AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is compact, lightweight and versatile enough for everyday photography, including flattering people shots and breathtaking landscapes, so you get brilliant results in most situations without switching lenses.
Natural Background Blur (Bokeh)
Whether you're shooting portraits, food or nature-indoors or outdoors-the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G's rounded 7-blade diaphragm renders a beautiful, natural background blur (bokeh) at its wider aperture settings. Selective focus helps to isolate the subject, creating out of focus backgrounds.
Superior Close-Range Focusing
The Close-Range Correction system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations. Using an innovative floating element design, each lens group moves independently to achieve superior performance at close distances.
Quiet Autofocus
A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations-rather than a gear system-to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Quick Switching from AF to MF
When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring-M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag.
Reduce Lens Flare and Ghosting
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.
UPC: 018208022007
In the Box
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-61 Bayonet Lens Hood for Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor f/2.8G 40mm
  • CL-0915 Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 40mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 40mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 60 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    Angle of View 57°
    DX Picture Angle: 38° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.42" (16.3 cm)
    Magnification 1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.70 x 2.54" (68.5 x 64.5 mm)
    Weight 8.29 oz (235 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    Nikon 40mm f/2.8 reviews

    AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 290.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Lens I use this on a new D7100. It has proven to be my favorite lens so far, it takes great profile and portrait photos. It worked great in low light, though it is SLOW to focus. I did manage to get a few good pictures at the National Aquarium. I was surprised how well it did in low light, though I had my ISO set at 6400 most of the visit. I would buy this lens again, I only gave it 4 stars because it is slow especially at a fast paced rate like viewing a very busy aquarium on the weekend. I have attached a few pictures, one a portrait taken quickly, and the others are at the aquarium. All are UNEDITED. Again, I used a new D7100.
    Date published: 2013-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extremely Sharp Lens This is a great lens. It works well for portrait or anytime you want natural perspective. The 2.8 aperture renders nice blur to backgrounds. You'll want to stop down the lens if shooting macro to assure all of your subject is in focus. This is a good lens and well priced for macro. But understand that at 40mm, to photo at 1:1 your subject will only be about an inch from the front of the lens. So lighting is more difficult and critters may bolt. I use the included lens hood to keep from touching things I photograph, the lens can focus that close. It's a good lens for many uses and very sharp. The focus ring is firm and feels solid when manually focusing.
    Date published: 2013-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp & Versatile The 40mm f/2.8G is a great little lens. It can be used for portraits, close-ups, macro, landscape, etc. It can create extremely sharp photos or photos with incredibly rich bokeh, depending on how you use it. If you use it for macro photography it is almost essential that you use a tripod and even better if you can add a flash. I've been primarily using it for non-macro close-up photography, which is an area where this lens seems to excel (e.g. between 6-12 inches from the subject). When using it for close-up shots I've been using the Lite-Scoop flash modifier and a manual flash attached to the shoe, where the Lite-Scoop is pointing to the ground (it's not really designed for this...but it works great).
    Date published: 2013-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a new addition to the dynasty the oldest nikon in my collection is a 1967-73 nikkormat ftn followed by a 1974 nikon ftn, a 1977 nikon f-2as, a f-3 & a f-4 I no longer own & I was ushered into the digital age by the D300 & the D7000. nikkor lenses to numerous to mention many of which I still own. the bottom line is my lifetime of nikon has only required one repair, (a nikonos III) I managed to break myself. the lenses are spectacular and the new ones seem to be better and better. I bought this micro nikkor because of the reputation of this lineage for distortion free image quality and it seem like the most logical way to digitize a life time of kodachromes
    Date published: 2016-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works with DX Body and ES-1 I bought this specifically to copy slides with the Nikon ES-1 and my D7200. It works perfectly for that even though Nikon does not specifically recommend it. No other adapters or rings needed. I already have the Nikkor 105 VR, so I was going to sell it when I'm done copying slides. But...I may keep it. It makes a super compact and light 40mm (60mm equivalent) f/2.8 on a DX camera with 1:1 capability. I did not give it 5 stars only because the barrel extends when you get into close focus, unlike the 105 which is internal. But...it's 1/3rd the price so what do you expect? Good value!
    Date published: 2015-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was Love at first use!! I use this lens for close ups of flowers, insects, & many other shots. I am 69 years old & many years ago I had a 35mm camera with all the lenses & it took nice shots, & for my close ups I used the 3 attachment screw on close up lenses, but this is a lot better than trying to figure out what of the 3 I needed. I use this with my Nikon D3100 & it works perfect. For the average shots I take I usually use the 40mm f/2.8 AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor Lens. I have to say I wish they had all this digital stuff when I was younger, I would probably be a Pro Now, but I am just average at it all. But would recommend this lens to anyone & for the price, there is no way it could be beat.
    Date published: 2012-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Sharp I purchased the 40mm as a daily lens with macro capability for my Nikon D7000. Focus is fast, accurate and quiet at both minimum focal length and infinity, however it hunts a little bit in VERY low light. Infinity picture quality is incredibly sharp at f4-f5 (sharpest of all my lenses, even more than my 35mm and 60mm), while macro is sharpest from f4-f11, depending on the Depth Of Field you want. DOF is incredible with amazing and pleasant Bokeh. I have taken a few hundred photos with this lens so far and I am more than satisfied.
    Date published: 2012-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steep learning curve! Don't listen to all the hate the gearheads give this lens; the results are fantastic. It has beautiful bokeh, it's sharp wide open at any focusing distance, virtually distortion free, and it has a razor thin depth of field at 1:1 magnification. The only drawback is color fringing beyond the plane of focus; the foreground will have magenta fringing and the background will have green fringing. (noticeable only in very few circumstances) Tech freaks will tell you it's a bad lens (without ever laying a hand on it) because at 1:1 the front element will be 3cm away from your subject and block your lighting because all they know how to do is use their pop-up flash. Put your speedlight in commander mode and get creative or just buy a Nikon R1C1 kit and you'll have beautiful macro shots at a bargain price!
    Date published: 2011-10-07
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