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

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX Micro 40 mm f/2.8G
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 40 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 38.83 o
Closest focusing distance 0.163 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 9 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 68.5 x 64.5 mm
Weight 235 g
Additional information Supplied accessories: Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-52, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-61, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-0915
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  1. Zedong
    Zedong 25 June 2019, 14:26
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    IP 177.15.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: R$ 1050
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: You get too close to your subject in macros.

    Pros: Very good for portrait and street photography in replacement of 35mm or 50mm f/1.8.

    Summary: Magic plastic. High value for the money.

  2. Tor
    Tor 14 August 2013, 18:55
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    IP 80.202.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Easy to get shadows on extreme close-ups. 40mm too wide for most wildlife macro situations. Slow AF. Not a flattering lens for portraits in my opinion.

    Pros: Extremely sharp and contrasty across the frame, great value, light and small. Provides a lot of creative opportunities for staged close-ups.

    Summary: A great little lens! It's relatively well built, nice to handle, has a quite pleasant bokeh and are free of distortion. I see it more as a specialist than an all-rounder. Get it if you like to experiment with close-ups. If you're more into portraits, I'd rather suggest the more "forgiving" 35mm/1.8 in this price range. For serious wildlife macro: save for something (wonderful) in the 90-180mm range.

  3. Zanxion72
    Zanxion72 25 July 2013, 09:32
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    IP 193.192.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: EUR 280
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: You get too close to your subject in extreme macros, slight vignetting when wide open.

    Pros: One of the sharpest lenses ever for the DX cameras, lightweight, great colour rendition, low distortions.

    Summary: A great lens that lets you focus from virtually 0 to infinity. It is quite sharp at all apertures and from the center to the edges. Great for almost everything. For serious macro, you should consider something else as at a distance of a couple centimeters from your subject, you cast your own shadow on the subject.

  4. Henry Tan
    Henry Tan 18 August 2012, 18:31
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    IP 115.164.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: MYR720
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF speed is slightly slower especially during low light / dimmer condition.

    Pros: This lens is as sharp as the katana! Reasonable priced, small and light weight, good close up to infinity and nice bokeh.

    Summary: Just got this lens not long ago and gosh, trust me, this is 1 of the sharpest and cheapest prime lens with Micro ability that Nikon ever produced! I compared it with my 35mm 1.8G and 50mm 1.8D, this 40mm 2.8G truly slashed them all like a sharp katana! Image is sharp from f/2.8 all the way until f/16 !! The only down side is the AF speed but I can live with it. Trust me, it performed unlike any other upper hand kit lens or prime lens in its league...this lens has got the ability to shoot from as near as 1.5inch all the way until Infinity for landscape! No regret getting this lens.

  5. Stephanb
    Stephanb 12 November 2011, 21:55
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    IP 79.200.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 239 Euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: wide open some vignetting and in the corners not as sharp as in the center

    Pros: very sharp in the image center, borders and corners show very good resolution and no relevant vignetting when slightly stopped down

    Summary: high value for little money: compact, light-weight, my normal prime on a DX camera with the additional marco feature

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