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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.
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
Most Liked Positive Review
Great Lens, Great Price
This is a great lens at a super affordable price! I was worried when buying this lens that it was going to be too similar to my 50mm but it is really spectacular. It offers a really close range with a really crisp focus and the bokeh is beautiful. I have been using it mostly for portraits and close ups of vegetables in my garden. The autofocus is a bit slow in low light on my Nikon D90, but for that the images come out really well. Worth the price, even if you already own a fixed 50mm
Most Liked Negative Review
Good lens if you get a good copy
I got a bad "refurbished" lens, so the problem is really with Nikon's refurbishing center, but if the lens had worked as advertised, I'd give this 4 stars. Its a good, fast, normal lens at a good price and Nikon usually doesn't disappoint. The only thing to be concerned with, and why it doesn't get 5 stars even in perfect working order, is the very short working distance if you're trying to use the 1:1 macro functionality. The lens is less than an inch away from the subject at max magnificatiView full Review
I got a bad "refurbished" lens, so the problem is really with Nikon's refurbishing center, but if the lens had worked as advertised, I'd give this 4 stars. Its a good, fast, normal lens at a good price and Nikon usually doesn't disappoint. The only thing to be concerned with, and why it doesn't get 5 stars even in perfect working order, is the very short working distance if you're trying to use the 1:1 macro functionality. The lens is less than an inch away from the subject at max magnification, and that's just not feasible for most subjects, even if they're not moving. Go for the 60mm macro or higher if you plan to use this for a lot of macro work.
Reviewed by 60 customers
I am so glad that I did purchase this compact lens. Finally i can do close ups and portraits with same lens + its also good for landscape shots. I paired this lens with my old D80 witch is still good camera end my photos looks incredible. This lens is better that 35mm in my opinion, i see more use with new 40mm. Thanks NIkon!!
I own a D3000 and I was hoping to get a lens that would take my photographs to the next level until I could afford a better model and this lens has done just that for me! The images are so crisp and the colors really pop with this lens, and the images are flawless even when raw and unedited. I would recommend this lens to anyone!
I brought this lens and I find it a great little lens for the price. I use it with extension tubes and I get great results . I would recommend this lens for those on a small budget .
This amazingly inexpensive diminutive lens is capable of bitingly sharp and gorgeously rendered images that you might expect from a lens costing 4x as much as this oneÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and don't always get. At every aperture, on my D7100, from f2.8 through f16 (and it is difficult to find much difference in sharpness across the frame), this lens can do the job. Just pick the aperture that suits the situation. The shots included are jpegs with minor cropping and little else in the way of post processing. At 1:1 lighting the subject can be a challenge because of the closeness required and for moving insects, this is probably not the best lens, but for an all-around prime that is capable of ultra-close, tack sharp photography, this little beauty is hard to beat. I have had way too many Nikon and third party lenses, but I have wrongly dismissed this lens for years. If you are looking for your first non-kit lens I would strongly recommend this one, even over the excellent 35mm f1.8G.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.