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About Nikon 40mm F/2.8

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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 (1X). 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 collectables, copy photography, portraits, landscapes and more.

Reveal Hidden Beauty
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 (at 1X magnification). It's a great choice for enticing food photography or detailed product shots. And with its continuous autofocusing from infinity to 6.4 inches (life-size/1X), the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ensures sharpness and clarity in every composition.

Carry It With You Everywhere
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 withoutswitching lenses.

Isolate Your Subjects
Natural Background Blur (Bokeh)
Wether you're shooting portraits, food or nature indoors or outdoors the AF-S DXMicro-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

The Nikon 40mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Nikon 40mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon 40mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 40mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (18),Fast / accurate auto-focus (14),Nice bokeh (13),Easily interchangeable (11),Consistent output (10),Durable (9),Strong construction (6),Rugged (4)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (16),Weddings (12),Low light (11),Landscape/scenery (7),Night photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12),Pro photographer (3)

Nikon 40mm F/2.8 Features

  • Compact and lightweight DX-format close-up lens
    The AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is great for taking high quality stills andcinematic HD D-Movies and is ideal for shooting general close-ups, delicate flowers, detailed collectables, 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 (at 1X magnification).
  • Autofocus to 6.4 inches
    Continuous autofocusing from infinity to 6.4 inches (life-size / 1X).
  • Close range Correction System (CRC)
    Using Nikon's innovative floating element design, each lens group moves independently to achieve focus - providing high performance at both near and far distances.
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
    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.
  • M/A (Manual/Auto) focus mode switch
    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.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
    Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm
    Renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings.

Nikon 40mm F/2.8 Specifications

Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Format Compatibility
Nikon DX
F stop range
2.8 - 22
Format
DX
Maximum Angle of View
38°50'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
1:1
Construction
7 Groups / 9 Elements
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Closest Focusing Distance
16 cm (6.4")
G-type
Yes
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions Diameter x Length)
(Approx.)2.7x2.5 in. - 68.5x64.5mm
Weight
(Approx.)9.9 oz. (280g)

Nikon 40mm F/2.8 Reviews

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4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

amazing.

I got to try this lens out at school a couple of months ago while in Photography Class. It's amazing! It gives a great bokeh and focus. And the photos are very crisp and clear. Defiantly would recommend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Micro just for the heck of it

OK! I didn't go into the store with the idea of coming out with this lens. Micro photography is way outside of what I normally focus on. This lens is just for the heck of it and to have fun. I have messed around with it several times and although I am not into micro photography I can tell you it has caused me to see things differently (to some degree). A good switch up every now and again is good for the eye. If you are stuck in landscape mode this might be the right tool to bring the fun bac...

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OK! I didn't go into the store with the idea of coming out with this lens. Micro photography is way outside of what I normally focus on. This lens is just for the heck of it and to have fun. I have messed around with it several times and although I am not into micro photography I can tell you it has caused me to see things differently (to some degree). A good switch up every now and again is good for the eye. If you are stuck in landscape mode this might be the right tool to bring the fun back to your photography. It isn't the cleanest lens but it does the job. Go ahead and get out of your rhythm and try something different.

Reviewed by 53 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome macro lens!!

By

from Maine, USA

I considered some of the more expensive zoom micro lenses offered by Nikon, but decided to take a chance on this less expensive 40mm prime lens. So glad I took the chance. I am using it on the D7000 body and it works perfectly. Auto-focus is great but I prefer to use the manual focus for extreme close-ups. The clarity of the pictures is terrific and exactly what I was hoping for.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great DX Macro

By

from South Carolina, USA

The 40mm 2.8 macro goes wonderful with the D5100 with the drop down monitor. This makes it very easy to put this camera on or near ground level for great angles not normally seen. This lens is lightweight with a high quality lens that cannot be beat for this price. It is just that simple.

 
5.0

Sharp lens!

By

from Undisclosed

i am very much a beginner, but I bought everything Nikon brand. No regrets with this lens. I've taken many pictures of bugs with this lens, and I'm usually surprised at what a wonderful job it does.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High Value Micro Lens

By

from San Diego, California

This 40mm micro lens performs as well as other micro lenses three times the cost. The photo of the flower below was taken with a Nikon D7000 camera body at the following camera settings: a shutter speed of 1/250 of a second, an aperture of f/8, an ISO of 900, Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Detail at Close Range

By

from Undisclosed

I recently purchased this Lens for the purpose of capturing small objects at close range. Right out of the box the first few images that I took were astounding. Although it doesn't have zoom feature, it will however focus automatically and I knew this when I purchased it. Some of the sample pictures inspired me to acquire this lens in which I have no regrets. At close range it is very important to utilize a tripod and remote shutter release to avoid or reduce camera shake causing blurry captures. Here is are a few photos using a Nikon D-7100.

 
3.0

Micro just for the heck of it

By

from Sunrise Manor, NV, USA

OK! I didn't go into the store with the idea of coming out with this lens. Micro photography is way outside of what I normally focus on. This lens is just for the heck of it and to have fun. I have messed around with it several times and although I am not into micro photography I can tell you it has caused me to see things differently (to some degree). A good switch up every now and again is good for the eye. If you are stuck in landscape mode this might be the right tool to bring the fun back to your photography. It isn't the cleanest lens but it does the job. Go ahead and get out of your rhythm and try something different.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By

from Undisclosed

I do a lot of macro work and I wouldn't be able to shoot what I love without this lens.

 
5.0

Sharp and affordable!

By

from Undisclosed

This lens is incredibly sharp. When used for macro work the images you can capture with it are just amazing. You can heavily crop your images as much as you want and you won't loose detail until the file literally starts to pixelate! I love using this lens for macro. You just have to keep in mind that since this lens is only 40mm you will have to watch just how close you get to your subject. I wouldn't recommend this lens for insects but for everything else this lens is just amazing. It will also double as a portrait lens to. This lens has a focus limiter switch which limits the lens from traveling though its entire focus throw. This is handy when the lens isn't being used for macro work. I'd highly recommend this lens if your looking for a small compact macro/portrait lens. It really is a great buy.

 
5.0

Great addition

By

from Chicago  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens lets me add some macro, portrait, and low light capability at a resonable price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It

By

from Pacific Northwest  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased the lens to replace a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D (which had produced very soft images) with my D7000. Love the size and weight of the lens. Focuses quitely and quickly. More importantly it produces very sharp images. Even wide open the image quality is good, and stopped down one stop gets much better. The focal length lends itself to be a "normal lens" mores so than a 50mm when using an APS sensor. I am very happy with the lens plus you get the ability to get close up's. Consider the cost and it is a no brainer

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Shopper  will this work on a D300?
DUMITRU D  Yes, it will. Works on my D90 which is also an APS-C sensor size camera. Some folks may say it is a very macro short lens, but it does an excellent job. Being only 40mm the depth of field is condidreably bigger than any focal lenghts. It is low cost but delivers very well. It also can be used as regular lense, does excellent "regular work" (portrait, landscapes). Enjoy! Best regards. Dumitru D Hamilton, NJ
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RICHARD J  This lens is just as sharp as the more expensive 60, 85 and 105 mm Nikon macro lenses. It is also highly versatile and makes a great walk-around lens.
Shopper  I'll like a macro lens, but, I already have the 35mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.8 AF-S and this one is a 40mm f/2.8, is a very close focal range to my other 2 primes...but with macro, and I won't like the situation where a lens will still in the bag, because of not using...the 105mm f/2.8G VR is out of budget, and I don't do a lot of macro to spend 1,000 bucks!, I can consider the 85mm f/3.5VR but it's a bit expensive too...what are your recommendations guys???, maybe forget the macro and get another prime?, the new 85mm f/1.8G AF-S???, is expensive as the 85mm f/3.5VR macro, but maybe there's more room to do with it... Honestly, I won't like to purchase this lens and just go through my house looking for small things...haha you know...maybe I'll forget the macro idea...
ENRIQUE F  85/3.5 VR Macro -- no question about it. If possible, get the 105. But if you cant, then the 85, no regrets. A short Macro (shorter than 85mm) is also very difficult to use, and like you mentioned, its too close to your other lenses to expand your tools. Get the 85 and dont have regrets.
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