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

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

APS-C sized image

Lenses that create APS-C sized image are designed for digital only. They cannot be used on cameras that have image sensor larger than the APS-C format. These lenses are not suitable for film cameras either.

 

Ultrasonic AF

Lenses with ultrasonic focusing mechanism tend to be quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.

 

No stepping motor AF

Lenses with stepping motor focusing mechanism are better for contrast based focusing, and are quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.

 

No Low Dispersion lens element is used

Low Dispersion lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberration.

 

Not stabilized

Image stabilization helps to reduce blur caused by hand shake, especially at high focal length or in low light situations. Image stabilization can give 1 to 3 stop advantage over none stabilized lens, based on the reciprocal rule.

 

Metal mount

Cheaper lenses are usually equipped with plastic mount, while more expensive, professional lenses have metal mount. In general, metal mounts are more durable, and a good thing to have when lenses are changed a lot. When a camera is used mainly with one lens, the material of the lens mount is not that important.

 

The front lens is fixed

The fixed front lens is not rotating during zoom and/or focusing. This allows the photographer to use petal shaped lens hood. Fixed front lenses also make the use of polarization filters a lot easier.

This remarkably light, compact and agile micro lens serves as an exceptional complement to DX cameras. In addition to life-size (1x) close-up capability, the
40 mm focal length can make a wide variety of subject matter approachable, including portraits. An excellent Micro NIKKOR for any DX photographer.

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

Available mount(s) Nikon F
Application(s) Closeup, Landscape, Architecture
Category(s) Standard prime, Macro
Multiplier 1.5×
Stabilizer no
Focal length 40 mm (prime)
Lens construction 9 elements in 7 groups
Angle of view 35mm: N/A
digital: 38.5°
Number of blades 7
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Minimum focusing distance 16 cm
Magnification
Filter size 52 mm
Size ∅ 68.5 × 64.5 mm
Weight 235 g
Notes
AF speed N/A
AF sound
Internal focusing N/A
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens yes
Mount type metal
Weather sealed N/A
Drop in filter N/A
Ultrasonic AF yes
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle yes
Low dispersion lens element no
Hard case N/A
Soft case CL-0915 (included)
Lens hood HB-61 (included)
Tripod adapter N/A
Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Specification

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