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

40mm f/2.8G DX Micro Lens
40mm f/2.8G DX Micro Lens

The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro lens is an extremely compact lens for close up and macro work. It offers quite a short focal length and a Macro reproduction ratio of 1:1, or life size. It is a DX format lens. This very small and cheap lens will easily fit into the camera bag for DX shooters with very little addition ion weight.

Personally I love using small lenses which make the camera much easier to handle and are less conspicuous when photographing around people.

The lens is equipped with a silent wave focussing motor and an A/M switch on the lens to switch between manual and automatic focussing.

The addition of this lens now gives a very large choice of close up Micro lenses for DX photographers. There is the 40mm f/2.8 DX, 60mm f/2.8 FX, 85mm f/3.5 DX, 105mm f/2.8FX and the 200mmf/4 FX lenses, these are all Micro lenses which can focus up to a reproduction ration of life size. For a complete review of all these lenses visit our Nikon Lens Reviews, Recommendations and Articles.

This lens will become very popular with Nikon DX shooters due to its low price point. A lens of this focal length, 40mm is extremely good for applications such as flower photography, but is a little short for applications such as insects or similar subjects.

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  • 9 elements and 7 groups,
  • Image angle, DX format 38° 50′,
  • Closest focusing 0.163 m,
  • Maximum reproduction ratio, 1 times,
  • 7 rounded diaphragm blades,
  • Filter size 52 mm,
  • Dimensions, 68.5 mm x 64.5 mm,
  • Weight, 235 grams,

Supplied Accessories

  • 52 mm snap-on lens cap, LC-52,
  • Rear lens cap, LF-4,
  • Hood, HB-61,
  • Lens Pouch, CL-0915.

There are many images captured with this lens on the Flickr Web site.