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


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


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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.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Construction
  3. 3. Handling
  4. 4. Image quality
  5. 5. Why a 40mm focal length?
  6. 6. Resolution
  7. 7. Our verdict
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