collage of images taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens including a portrait, plate of food, nature walk and person holding a camera and lens

So small.
So fast.
So versatile.

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 product shot

Easy to carry. Fun to shoot.

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is an ultra-compact prime you can rely on with any Z camera in just about any situation. Its wide enough for street work, landscapes and interiors but tight enough for authentic portraits and candid shots. It has a fast f/2 maximum aperture that powers through low lighting, helps freeze fast action and separates your subject from the background with a beautiful bokeh effect. And it does all of this with clarity, consistency and brightness that's all Z.
Z 50 and Z 5 without lens showing the size of the sensor

Great on any Z camera.

Sitting between two prized focal lengths, 35mm and 50mm, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 takes strong points from each. It captures natural-looking portraits and close-ups like a 50mm, but it's also wide enough for shooting indoors, on the street or in a crowd like a 35mm. On a DX-format Z camera, it has a field of view of 60mm*, another all-purpose focal length for everything from portraits to street photography.

*35mm equivalent
photo of people eating pizza on a dock, over water, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2
photo of a girl holding a lens ball with her portrait upside down inside the ball, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

Nothing weighing you down.

Collage of images taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 including portraits, still life and a person holding a Z camera and lens
The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is so compact and lightweight—just 1.8 inches long and weighing 6 oz—you'll forget it's even there. It doesn't extend or retract, so it's always ready. Take it wherever you go as your main walk-around lens or as a lightweight second lens.
photo of grapes on a vine, taken using the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2
photo of foliage, with people out of focus in the background, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

Dramatic depth.

Make your subject stand out against a beautifully blurred background. The shallow depth of field of f/2 is enhanced by the lens' 9 rounded blade diaphragm, creating a natural bokeh effect.
photo of food in a bowl, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens

Get in close.

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 rewards you for getting in close to your subject. The lens' beautiful bokeh is accentuated at closer distances, giving your subject almost three-dimensional separation.
photo of a woman looking in the mirror, with red gel lighting, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

Shoot after hours.

The larger Z mount draws even more light gathering performance from the wide f/2 aperture. Capture the mood of dimly lit situations with clarity and sharpness, and use faster shutter speeds to freeze action without sacrificing brightness.

Video savvy.

photo of a woman holding a camera with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens attached
The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2's quiet autofocus system greatly suppresses focus breathing to prevent angle-of-view shifts during recording. Make smooth iris adjustments with the click-less control ring to create a natural shift in brightness.
photo of a model's feet and skirt in the air, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens

Fast, confident focus.

When it comes to autofocus, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is the strong, silent type. A new high-torque stepping motor operates at blazing fast speeds in near silence, whether using Eye-Detection AF or continuous subject tracking.
photo of the lens barrel of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens

Customizable control.

The smooth click-less control ring can be customized for the way you shoot. Use it for precise manual focusing or to adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
Illustration of the dust and drip resistance of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens

Dust and drip resistant.

The lens barrel and all moving parts are designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance with sealing that prevents dust and water droplets from entering the lens.*

* The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.

Technology

  • Aspherical Lens

    Aspherical Lens

    A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
  • IF Lens

    IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
  • Stepping Motor

    Stepping Motor

    NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

LCD, Video and Photo Gallery images are for illustrative purposes only.