Last updated (05 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog
The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR features 40mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 9 elements in 7 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 38°50′. Closest focusing distance at 16 cm (6.4″) and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR lens weighs 280g (9.9 oz) and it measures 6.4 cm wide x 6.9 cm long (2.5″ x 2.7″).
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Reviews
Photographyblog reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“The AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 is a sharp, compact and lightweight lens that is optimised for macro work. Delivering great resolution, good contrast and superior bokeh, all with very little distortion and chromatic aberration, the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G is an excellent performer in the optical department.”
Photozone reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“Image sharpness is excellent in the image center wide open already, the borders and corners show very good resolution, too, when slightly stopped down. Vignetting is quite pronounced wide open, but no issue stopped down. CAs are moderate and easy to deal with in post-processing. Distortion is basically nonexistent and the bokeh very pleasing.”
Cameralabs reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“Nikon’s Micro-Nikkor 40mm f2.8 is a very compelling package: it’s the cheapest macro-lens with 1:1 magnification you can buy and it delivers excellent performance with very contrasty and sharp images center to corner at every aperture at normal shooting distances.”
Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“Priced at around £250, it represents excellent value for money, especially for those looking for a decent introduction to macro photography, especially if the short working distance isn’t an issue for you.”
Amateurphotographer reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“The lens is sharp, resolving a great deal of detail, while the multicoated optics produce a good level of contrast and colour. There are distortions, but these are minimal and easily removed in editing software, or in-camera if you are shooting JPEGs.”
Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“Overall this is a very impressive and inexpensive lens that should bring true macro photography within the grasp of most DX-format camera users.”
SLRGear reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“Small, economical and excellent performance – there’s a lot to like here. Nikon markets this lens as an introduction to macro photography, and I think they’ve done very well here to make that happen. Macro enthusiasts may want a bit more working room to accommodate lights and modifiers, but for a small lens that’s easy to work with, you can’t go wrong for the price.”
Lenstip reviews the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR and writes;
“very good image quality in the frame centre, good image quality on the edge, decently corrected chromatic aberration, practically zero distortion, splendidly corrected coma, silent and accurate autofocus.”
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Reviews
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Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Sample Photos
– Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
– Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Sample Photos @ Imaging.nikon.com
– Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Sample Photos @ Whatdigitalcamera
– Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Sample Photos @ Photographyblog
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR User Manual
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR Specifications
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 without switching lenses.
Isolate Your Subjects
Natural Background Blur (Bokeh)
Wether 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.
Using Nikon’s innovative floating element design, each lens group moves independently to achieve focus providing high performance at both near and far distances.
Nikon Silent Wave Motor
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 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.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.
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