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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We tested the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G lens on a Nikon D7000 DSLR camera. An image was taken of our test chart with the lens set to each of its apertures, with the results shown below. Overall the lens performs very well, with it being at its sharpest at f/8. However, there is a reasonably significant fall off in sharpness at f/22.

Image: At its centre the 40mm macro lens is very sharp, revealing the finest of details

  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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