The standard, Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro lens is ideal for getting really close to subjects, it offers a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and 1:1 reproduction ratio.
Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures quiet autofocus so you can shoot up close without disturbing your subject. The fast maximum aperture lets you single out subjects for images with a pleasantly blurred background and contributes towards sharp shots in low-light.
Built to capture fine detail, this wonderfully easy-to-handle lens delivers stunning close-ups as well as great general shots and portraits.
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 Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro 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 Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro
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 Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro ensures sharpness and clarity in every composition.
Carry It With You Everywhere
Stunning portraits and landscapes, too!
The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro 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.
Isolate Your Subjects
Natural Background Blur (Bokeh)
Wether you’re shooting portraits, food or nature—indoors or outdoors—the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro’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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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.