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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.

AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G 4.8 5 40 40
Great for bug photography It focuses smaller than the standard 18-55mm lens, plus, being DX format, you can crop a lot, but still end up with a big resolution picture, enough for 8X12 and bigger. August 4, 2012
good entry macro good for starters for its price. if you're into food photography, this lense will not fail. June 9, 2013
Macro prática. Boa para retratos Prática lente para fotografar macro sem muito mistério e também excelente para retratos. Permite desfoque posterior (bokeh) com efeito bacana, trabalha com pouca luz, custa relativamente pouco pela qualidade que oferece. March 28, 2012
Micro just for the heck of it OK! I didn't go into the store with the idea of coming out with this lens. Micro photography is way outside of what I normally focus on. This lens is just for the heck of it and to have fun. I have messed around with it several times and although I am not into micro photography I can tell you it has caused me to see things differently (to some degree). A good switch up every now and again is good for the eye. If you are stuck in landscape mode this might be the right tool to bring the fun back to your photography. It isn't the cleanest lens but it does the job. Go ahead and get out of your rhythm and try something different. June 9, 2014
incompatible with R1C1 Macro Flash I today unpacked my this new macro lens that I ordered from Amazon and could not believe what I saw! Like the much older 60mm Micro Nikkor this lens has ONLY a front lens filter thread. This means that the R1C1 Macro Flash can only be attached to the front lens element and not to the barrel of the lens. The weight of several macro flash heads (up to eight possible) is considerable. For the 60 mm Micro Nikkor Nikon therefore provides the UR-5 adapter ring, so that the R1C1 can be attached to the barrel and not the front element of the lens. The new 40 mm DX Macro does not permit this. The R1C1 can ONLY be attached to the front lens, not the barrel. This incurs considerable wear on that extruding and moving front element and essentially means that this new MACRO lens is incompatible with Nikon's own Macro flash. Incredible! How can Nikon produce a new macro lens incompatible with its own macro flash set? This would perhaps not even be so bad if this was a larger focal lens, where working distance permits minute objects to be illuminated quite well even without a flash. However, for a lens with such an extremely short working distance, using a flash to obtain maximum depth of field for macro-photography is almost a must. I was so hopeful that this much lighter lens would replace my now almost antique 60 mm macro. Sadly I can only return it. November 8, 2011
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What camera's will this work with?

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in a specific and simple way, D1 , D1x , D1H , D2 , D2X , D2Xs , D2Hs , D40 , D40x , D50 , D60 , D70 , D70s , D80 , D90 , D100 , D300 , D300s , D200 , D3000 , D3100 , D5000 , D5100 , D7000.
 
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All DX cameras
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Technically, any of the DSLR cameras Nikon sells today. However, as a DX lens, it is best suited for the Nikon D300s and below. Any camera with a cropped sensor (not a full frame sensor) will get a true field of view specific to a 40mm lens. If you use a Nikon D700 or up (full frame sensor), then the field of view will not be true specific to a 40mm lens.
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This lens will work with any DX format camera and that includes: D90, D300s, D3000, D3100, D5000, D5100, and the D7000. This lens can also work with the FX format and that includes the D3x, D3s, and the D700. Note* when using this lens on an FX camera the camera will be using a smaller portion of the sensor.
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All Nikon's Digital SLRs. Most AF Nikon's 35mm film cameras.
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I'm confused between 50mm f/1.8G and 40mm f/2.8G micro. I need sharper, crisper, detailed human face. So which one is better?

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Actually you should be using a 80mm or 105mm for portraits. The 105 comes as a regular lens and also a Micro.
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If you don't have any interest in macro, I would recommend the 50mm, it's a great little lens and very sharp at f8 and up.
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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
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what lens should i get, micro 40mm 2.8 or the 50mm 1.8g?

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i cant decide, i love shooting macro and would really enjoy it but i am also looking to do some serious portrait shooting
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My answer is 40mm f/2.8g micro nikkor. 50mm 1.8g is definitely faster than 40mm 2.8g. But otherhand, 40 is sharper, crisper, more colorful, more versatile and slightly more resolutioned (Please see dxomarks lab test) than 50. I've just owned this and promise, IQ is excellent on all its apertures. This would be the right choice to budget DX shooters, who not intended to work in low light. Please look some fotos below. Also note that all these pictures are jpeg pictures, no post process or retouch and directly from Nikon D5100 with 40mm f/2.8G AF-S micro nikkor . And one thing, as I am newbie in photography, please don't postmortum the fotos.
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The 50mm lens is not a Macro lens is recommended fro traveling and landscaping. The Micro-NIKKOR 40mm is ideal for shooting general close-ups, delicate flowers, detailed collectables, copy photography, portraits, landscapes and more.
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Will the HR-2 52 mm Screw-on Rubber Lens Hood fit on the 40mm DX micro lens?

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The HR-2 lens hood is not compatible with that lens. You will need the HB-61 Bayonet Lens Hood.
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Not listed as compatible.
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Does AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G work with D600?

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Yes it does.
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Yes but it will be in crop mode if you have that set up or it will work in FX mode but may well vignette.
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is this compatible for coolpix 810 and for a beginner

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The 810 is a fixed lens camera so lenses cannot be used on it.
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Coolpix cameras have fixed lenses that cannot be changed.
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What is the warranty of this refurbished lens?

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Refurbished products are protected by a 90 day warranty. For more information on refurbished products please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Refurbished lenses have a 90 day warranty.
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Will this lens accept and autofocus with the TC-xxE teleconverters?

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This lens is not compatible with any of our current teleconverters.
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Will this lens work with the D60?

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Yes, this lens in compatible with the D60.
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The new AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G was release a last week back and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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