Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm F 2.8G Lens Specifications
Bayonet Hood HB-61
In Sales Package
52 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-52 LF-4 Rear Lens Cap HB-61 Bayonet Lens Hood CL-0915 Flexible Lens Pouch
7 Diaphragm Blades Distance Information Super Integrated Coating Focus Mode (Auto Manual) G-type Accepts Screw-on Filter Type
Minimum Focusing Distance
Lens Construction (Elements/groups)
9 Elements 7 Groups
Minimum Focal Length
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
68.5 x 64.5 mm (High x Width)
Picture Angle With Nikon Dx Format
38° - 50°
Filter Attachment Size
Aperture With Min Focal Length
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Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Aperture With Max Focal Length
Groups / Elements
Hoya: 52 mm Circular Polarizer, 52 mm HD Ultra Violet, 52 mm HMC (NDX4) Neutral Density, 52 mm Pro1 Digital Circular Polarizer, Digital Filter kit 52 mm, HMC 52 mm Ultra Violet
68.5 mm x 64.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Super Integrated Coating
Macro, 40 mm Focal Length, f/2.8, 9 Elements in 7 Groups, 0.163 mtr Filter
Best Sellers Rank
#24,828 in Electronics (See top 100) #49 in Electronics > Cameras & Photography > Lenses > Camera Lenses
Date First Available
12 February 2013
2 Years Limited
1 Year Warranty
Great walkaround lens and amazing lens for an amateur macro enthusiast!
By Prakash Srinivason
First of all thanks to Flipkart for the delivery within 3 days! and am glad that i purchased it during price slash season!!
1. 1:1 macro capable lens at an affordable price.
2. Closest distance from lens for 1:1 macro: 4 cm approx. (Great for product/still life macros)
3. Great sharpness and amazing depth of field.
4. Very great walkaround lens even during low light (because of F2.8 light) and a great portrait lens too!
5. Close to noiseless and quick auto focus. Thanks to SWM of nikon.
1. 40mm macro is not good for bugs or insects as you need to get too close to the subject for 1:1 magnification. So, do not expect popped out eye of an insect kind of picture from the lens.
2. No VR (but for this price, better be satisfied without VR !!)
3. Lens pokes the subject sometimes while 1:1 macro (due to extremely close photography in 40mm) and the hood does not help!! Would suggest to use an UV filter to avoid pokes.
Voted 5 due to the amazing price and walkaround lens with a little punch of macro in it, and ofcourse a perfect match for my D7000 DX camera. Would highly recommend to everyone who would shoot occasional macro along with regular portraits.
Very Good & Awesome Lens
By ABHIJIT PAULon
-Stunning Image Quality
-Best BOKEH Effects
-1:1 Good Image Quality
-Extreme Close Focussing
-Good for potraits
-Slow Autofocus, Autofocus literally hunts arond the focus zone.
-Extreme Bad at Low Light, U have to go manual focussing for low light
-Not too good for macro photography of insects n all because you need to get real close which is impossible without disturbing it.
- No VR
Good Sharp Lenz for Potrait on DX Cam, and as 1st Micro Lenz
By Jaigi Vargheseon
This is a very good sharp lenz for general purpose photography on a DX cam if you are also interested in taking Macro snaps of flowers, food, etc. If you are not particular about Macro photography go for the 35mm prime lenz on a DX body. This particular lenz will act as a 1st lenz for those who are interested in macro photography as well. Macro capability is limited since you cannot take macro photos of live objects since you will have to go very near it to take a good snap. Another problem with macro photography on this lenz is the shadow it casts on the subject when we go very near the subject. Hope this helps.
A beginner's choice for macros and potraits
Its been two months since i have started using this lens on my nikon 5200. I haven't removed it even once ! The images taken with this lens are sharp and vivid. With close macro, like in 1:1 circumstances, arriving at sharp point is difficult but with time you will get better. One problem I found with this lens is, ( as mentioned by many fellow buyers ) you have to move extremely close i.e. around 4cm from the subject to get 1:1. But little distance from the subject will not harm your photo !
What I liked :
1. Bokeh is a treat to eye.
2. The details this lens captures really amazes you.
3. Good for Portraits.
What I am not so ok with :
1. In dusk, the focus struggles due to 2.8 aperture.
2. shadow casting on subject.
3. Moving frontal element sometimes might poke the subject or lens might get dirt or damage.
Overall, I am quite happy with the product.My next upgrade will be 60mm macro Nikkor :)
Tiny & Powerful
By Avirup Chatterjeeon
I bought this lens few days back, and I have started doing some closeup /macro shot from that days onwards. I was pretty much confused between 3 lens, 35mm , 40mm and 50mm. FYI I had some great interest in close up photography so I choose this one over 35mm while I have rejected 50mm due to its NOT-SO-VERSATILE angle of view.
1. Amazingly Sharp.
2. Beautiful color.
3. Auto focus is pretty fast on infinite node.
4. On 1:1 the bokeh effect is out of the world.
5. Very versatile Prime lens, you can use this lens for STREET photography, Landscape and portrait photography , trust me.
6. Best for non movable subject.
7. Auto focus is surprisingly silent, you cant hear a thing.
8. Beautiful portrait lens.
9. Food photography also can be done using this tiny one.
Not so good things
1. Not a very good prime ens for low light photography.
2. Understanding the utilizing the light source is very important while using this lens.
3. 40mm is not a great focal length for Macro photography.
I think this lens has far more positives than negatives. Yes that's true 105mm VR is far better than this , but hey that will cost you around 48K while this lens is almost 3 times lower price than that.
I am using with my D3100 , till now I am very satisfied. Macro feature is amazing. I will suggest to use the natural light wisely and surely you can be the best Macro photographer. Period.
Excellent Micro Lens
Very difficult to capture. But best result for micro photos.. I've connected some of the photos I've taken
This is probably the best lens I have used so far
This is probably the best lens I have used so far. This 40mm lens has faultless optics in a tough and easy-to-use package at a low price. This is an extremely sharp(though I think sharpness of an image, to some extent, depends on photograper) walk-around lens. I haven't found any visible distortion or colour fringing. But, only one drawback of this lens is its focal length, 40 mm focal length is not perfect for macro photography because, due this short focal length one have to go very close to the subject. Still I managed to click some decent macro with this lens. In my openion, if anyone looking for a perfect walk-around lens then don't think twice buy this lens without any hesitation.
but this lens produces extremely good images, i wanted for flower photography
By Yogesh K.on
I am not photography expert, but this lens produces extremely good images, i wanted for flower photography, and it serves bet results for immature like me
you'll have to work too hard
By AY reviewson
So, I purchased in anticipation that it'll be as smooth and as easy to handle as any other new Gen Nikkor lense but to my surprise you have to work too hard and that is a spoiler.1. Auto focus - Seriously, I purchased it for macro shots but the auto focus is so unsure and it's when the target is static and it worsening with the moving object.2. Quality - when you finally click one shot with focus on object which you'll not be totally satisfied and you'll say. It's okay okay.3. Low light - just don't use there. Not worth it.VERDICT - I am still exploring the balance use for it and it's been a month now. Not so expensive money wise but why to waste when you can save it.
By JAMBEY TSERINGon
Nice product. Working fine. Very good for micro elements less than 1-2 mm.