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

BH #NI4028AFS • MFR #2200
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Super Integrated Coating
Excelling at close distances, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G from Nikon is a 60mm-equivalent macro prime offering a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification along with a 6.4" minimum focusing distance. Benefitting both close-up shooting as well as working at greater distances, the optical design uses a Close Range Correction system that maintains consistent image quality and sharpness throughout the focusing range. Individual elements also feature a Super Integrated Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity and harsh lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing the imaging capabilities, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to benefit both stills and video applications.
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Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Overview

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Excelling at close distances, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G from Nikon is a 60mm-equivalent macro prime offering a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification along with a 6.4" minimum focusing distance. Benefitting both close-up shooting as well as working at greater distances, the optical design uses a Close Range Correction system that maintains consistent image quality and sharpness throughout the focusing range. Individual elements also feature a Super Integrated Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity and harsh lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing the imaging capabilities, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to benefit both stills and video applications.

Slightly longer-than-normal prime is designed for DX-format F-mount cameras and provides a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.4" to suit working with close-up subjects.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208022007

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

Focal Length40mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 60mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View38° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance6.42" / 16.3 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.54" / 68.5 x 64.5 mm
Weight8.29 oz / 235 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 4.45 x 4.4"

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

Made in dictatorship of China

By Wynne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

It's built more cheaply than my 18-70 nikon kit lens that came with my d70 years ago. Optically very nice. Focus is almost silent and pretty quick for macro lens. I wish b&h would add where its made in the specs. My partner works for the dept of defense. Trust me, you guys will be sorry if you continue to empower China. Thinking of returning lens but B&h is such a top notch company I may not trouble them and jjust keep shooting this excellent piece of plastic.

Amazing clarity!

By J.D.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

Love this lens! Takes photos with amazing sharpness. From portraits to macro its an all around amazing lens.

Great product!!

By Shane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

This lens works great so far!! I just started out in macro photography and this lens is petty easy to use. I would definitely recommend it even though I haven't used it a whole lot yet

This should be your first macro lens

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

For almost 2 years I've been shooting macros with the 18-55 kit lens and a 10x magnifier with a 5x loupe taped to that. It did the job, but the quality is what you would imagine. After shooting with this lens, the images were now crisp, clear and no chromatic aberration. If you're on the fence for a macro lens, get it - I wish I had gotten this sooner.

Good photographic lens

By JOSE LUIS
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

Good lens. Compact and lightweight. I have tested it on my nikon d7500, video autofocus is a problem. However, in manual mode it works perfectly and is silent. For photography it is essential and a good starting point to start with macro photography.

A good place to start with Macro Photography!

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-14

It took a while, but buying this Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 G lens was something that I really wanted so I could learn about macro photography. It was affordable and works well with my D7500. My first photo was taken sitting on my bed with a travel chess set and while I need to learn how to focus correctly and get the right distance from the object while using this lens, I felt it turned out pretty well for a first attempt. Hope to get better over time, but at least I now have the right lens for doing basic macro.

Micro 40

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Needed something as machined like a watch to shoot a watch... working great.

Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 Great lens

By Margaret
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Great lens, love it

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Does this lens include a hood, or must I purchase one?
Asked by: Gregory B.
Yes, It includes lens hood HB-61
Answered by: Clifford P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this lens auto focus on a Nikon Z-50 camera ...

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Asked by: Maureen
Yes, it is fully compatible with the Z50.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-11-01

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does it work for digiscoping?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes that is a good focal length for digiscoping.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this good for slide copying on a light box?
Asked by: Paul
Yes you can use this for copying slides
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-09

question

Will this lens work on a D4 and is it full frame
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF-S 40mm f/2.8 macro lens, is a DX format lens. While technically you could use it on the D4, the D4 would crop down to DX mode. So, as this is not a full frame lens, it would not be the best choice for a macro lens on the D4. You might look at the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro lens (B&H # NI10528GAF). It would be an excellent option for a full frame camera.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this lens compatible to D750?

Is this lens compatible to D750?
Asked by: Paranthaman
It is compatible with the D750 but with some limitations. This lens is a DX lens and the D750 is an FX (full frame) camera and so when using this lens, you will only use part of the sensor, reducing the resolution by 40%.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-04

question

I know the barrel of this lens will extend and retract while focusing, but does the barrel rotate while focusing?
Asked by: Anonymous
The barrel of the 40mm f/2.8 lens will not rotate while focusing. This means that using a circular polarizer or variable ND is possible.
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this work on a D40/D40X?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF-S 40mm f/2.8 DX lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D40/D40X, including autofocus.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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