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

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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