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AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G review

October 8, 2011

Overall Rating:

3

AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G


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Price as Reviewed:

£240.00

Small, affordable and with a minimum focus of 16.3cm, Nikon’s 40mm f/2.8 micro lens may be suitable for more than just macro images. Richard Sibley finds out what it can do

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Most photographers will have the urge to take macro images at some point. Yet buying a dedicated lens for this task can be expensive, which is why so many different tubes, adapters, coupling devices and screw-in lenses exist so standard lenses can be adapted for macro use.

This latest Nikon model, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G, aims to provide an affordable solution to the problem for many entry-level and enthusiast photographers.

With a focal length similar to the 50mm standard lens, and a price of around £250, this macro optic could find its way into many kit bags.

  • Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Focus Markings: Yes
  • Weight: 235g
  • Stabilisation: No
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7 rounded blade aperture
  • Max diameter x length: 68.5x64.5 mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 163mm
  • Min Aperture: f/22
  • RRP: 249.99
  • Max Aperture: f2.8

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