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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

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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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Wonderful Product This lens was an answer to my problems in photographing jewelry for listing at Ebay and other online sales sites. The lens hood gets rid of unwanted glare from sparkling rhinestones or polished gold. I can even successfully photograph the designer stamp (designer name, 925 sterling silver stamp, 12k, 14kGF, etc.) on the back of a piece of jewelry without resorting to a magnifying glass. I just received the lens yesterday and was able to start photographing right away. So easy. I love this lens! March 26, 2014
Excellent lens, high quality, and low price!! I bought this lens to do light macro work and it has exceeded my expectations. I shot a variety of photos, handheld, well below 1/60 with no blur. December 29, 2013
Fantastic Great macro lens. With or without tripod you can create great photos. April 17, 2013
Very nice macro lens Purchased this lens for my Nikon D3100. It has been a great addition to my camera bag. Have used it in capturing flowers and insects. It has exceeded my expectations. Have had it for only a few months. Looking forward to spring and taking more upclose shots. March 16, 2013
Versatile and sharp I was looking for a lens that would be versatile and let me take portraits in lower light than the kit lens and this was a great choice. Loving it! Takes great indoors can still catch the bugs I have always enjoyed shooting outside. February 13, 2013
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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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What does the G mean? AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

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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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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, 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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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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Museum use?

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This lens is ideal for shooting general close-ups, delicate flowers, detailed collectables, copy photography, portraits, landscapes and more.
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will this lens auto focus on a d3100 ?

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Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the D3100.
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Will this lens work with my D70s camera.

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Will the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR lens fit a Nikkon D40 DSLR camera?

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AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is fully compatible with the D40.
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Does this lens work with a D7100 ?

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