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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.
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A close-up (macro) photo taken with AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

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.
A portrait and landscape photo taken with AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
A photo taken with AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G demonstrating selective focus/natural background blur (Bokeh)

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.
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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.

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Quiet Autofocus

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.

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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.

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Reduce Lens Flare and Ghosting

Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.

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Sharp lens! 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. November 22, 2014
High Value Micro Lens 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. November 3, 2014
Great Detail at Close Range 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. July 24, 2014
Excellent I do a lot of macro work and I wouldn't be able to shoot what I love without this lens. May 6, 2014
Sharp and affordable! This lens is incredibly sharp. When used for macro work the images you can capture with it are just amazing. You can heavily crop your images as much as you want and you won't loose detail until the file literally starts to pixelate! I love using this lens for macro. You just have to keep in mind that since this lens is only 40mm you will have to watch just how close you get to your subject. I wouldn't recommend this lens for insects but for everything else this lens is just amazing. It will also double as a portrait lens to. This lens has a focus limiter switch which limits the lens from traveling though its entire focus throw. This is handy when the lens isn't being used for macro work. I'd highly recommend this lens if your looking for a small compact macro/portrait lens. It really is a great buy. April 19, 2014
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Is this lens compatible and will auto focuswith the nikon D3000?

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Yes it is compatible and will autofocus. The -S after the AF means the lens has a built in silent wave focus motor.
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Shall I replace 40mm with my 18-105mm lens?

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Currently, I'm using D3100 with 18-105mm lens. But I'm not really happy with the sharpness this lens produces. So i'm considering either 35mm or 40mm lenses. I don't know which one is right for me. I like photography very much, but i'm not a professional photographer. I just want a lens and it stay on my D3100 for the rest of its life. After shooting for a while, I realize that I don't use zoom often. I zoom to 105mm only when I need to blur the background. But zooming to this level is not suitable for shooting handheld and it cut many stops of light. Please suggest me your idea. I don't want to spend much on lens, if this one is better my 18-105mm, i will sell it and buy the 40mm. I want to shoot photo range from close up to people to landscape.
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No-one but yourself can decide which lens is right for you so you would have to go with what you think you need. The difference in focal length between the 35 and 40mm is minimal so there would be not that much difference, the 40mm being a micro lens would get you in closer.
Check out the lens simulator to give you some idea of the difference,
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Is this lens compatible with the D 3200?

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for copy photography how does this lens compare with the 60mm micro?

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The performance of the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR
40mm f/2.8G Micro lens on a DX format camera is about the same as the 60mm lens on an FX format camera. Both will give excellent and Stunning results. You can view and compare the MTF curve on the lens page from more info.
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I can't put the lens at F2.8 only F3 and above???

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I just received the lens today and it will not go to 2.8 is my new lens defective?
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If the camera is in exposure mode A or M, aperture will automatically be adjusted by up to 1.2 stops to maintain the same effective f-number at different focus distances.
See page 15 of the lens user manual.

You should be be able to select 2.8 if you refocus on something further away. If not you may have an issue.
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Is the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G compatible with the Nikon D70?

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I know it's an older modle but I still love it! If it isn't, do you have any suggestions of a good macro lens that would work with my camera?

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Could this lens be compatible with my Nikon 1 J1 camera?

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Yes, the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens be use with your Nikon 1 J1 camera but not without the FT-1 mount adapter for the J1.
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Will this work with the D5200?

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Yes, AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is fully compatible with D5200.
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Will this work with the Nikon 1 and FT1 adapter?

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Yes, the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens can be use with the FT-1 mount attached to a NIKON 1 Camera.
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Can this lens be used with CoolPix L120 for taking closeup shots?

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No, Coolpix L120 has a fixed lens that cannot be changed.
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Will this lens work on a Nikon D3200?

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this lens have VR or not ?

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No it doesnt.
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can this lens take micro photo and landscapes photo?

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Is this lens a lat field or curved field design and this also applies to all the micro series?

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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. Below is the MTF chart for the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G. Modulation Transfer Function or "MTF" is a measurement of the optical performance potential of a lens. MTF charts can give you a better understanding of the optical quality of various NIKKOR lenses, and can be useful references when researching, comparing and purchasing a lens. MTF charts can be found on the webpages dedicated to each NIKKOR lens on the www.nikonusa.com website. A MTF chart plots the contrast and resolution of a lens from the center to its edges against a "perfect" lens that would transmit 100% of the light that passes through it. The contrast of a lens is important as this works in correlation to lens resolution.
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How good is the 40mm micro lens with capturing flowers, bugs and butterflies?

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I would like to do some macro, I received this lens for the holidays but I am wondering if I should get extension tubes or closeup filters instead. I own a d5100 with a 35mm. 18-55mm and 55-300mm lens
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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.
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Will this lens work with my D70s camera.

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Does this lens work with a D7100 ?

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Fully compatible.
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Is there a Lens I can use with my Nikon coolpixL110? Can anyone give me help with how to take the best sports pictures with this camera? Thanks!
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No, there or no additional lenses for the L110 as it is a fixed lens camera.
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Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the D40.
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No aperture ring, modern DSLR's control the aperture from the camera so there is no need for an aperture ring.
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AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is fully compatible with the D40.
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Is there REALLY ED glass in this lens (40mm micro-nikkor)? How about aspherical lens?

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Sorry for duplicating the question. But neither the lens construction nor specification say ED glass in this lens.
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It is neither ED or aspherical. If a lens is ED the ED designation would be printed after the 2.8G Take a look at the specs for the 60mm macro.
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Will this lens work for a Nikon D3200 ??

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Fully compatible.
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Doest this lens work well with external square filters with a threaded mount?

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I am considering using this lens for macro and landscape shooting. If I am using it for landscape I would be suing external square graduated neutral density filters that slide into a a thread in mount. the reason I ask is because I know the system I would like to use does not work well with lenses where the front element rotates.
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