Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G reviews: Lens

44 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£190 – £284 at 8 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.3 out of 10 based on 44 reviews.
Diameter: 6.85 cm, 6.45 See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

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Katelyn, Perth, WA

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It can take awesome really close up macro photos, it's light, easy to use if you've had basic training in photography.
Bad points:
Can't think of anything about it. It does create a large depth of field so some people might not like that
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2014

Robert, Somerset

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good build quality as you would expect from Nikon. Relatively inexpensive. Reasonable bokeh. Average optics.
Bad points:
Difficult to focus at close range. It's worth spending the extra on a better quality lens with superior optics and image quality.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 5.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Oct 2014

Kevin, Strathpeffer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sharp, prime lense. Good walkabout.
Bad points:
Macro needs to be very close, so watch that you dont shut out the light. Fine for static images but wont be so good for insects etc
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2015

Laura, High wycombe Amateur photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very reasonably priced lens which produces stunning macro images. Definitely good for someone just starting out in macro photography.
Bad points:
Can't think of anything.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2014

Lynne, Herefordshire Keen amateur photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Just what I wanted, macro shots are excellent, also good for general shots. Very crisp images, very pleased.
Bad points:
Can't think of any.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Feb 2014

Frank, Keen Amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Having never really done macro photography before thought I would go for a cheaper lens just to see if I would like to get into macro and that is a resounding yes. Image quality is good, AF is quick but would you use AF for macro? Bokeh is excellent. Got this lens as part of a deal buying a D7100 so got £25 cash back and a free battery grip.
Bad points:
Only negative is at only 40mm you have to get pretty close to the subject, but I new this would be theccase.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 May 2015

Matthew, york

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great price, fantastic prime lens for portraits combined with introduction to macro.
Bad points:
Due to the 40mm focal length you have to get very very close to subjects if you're a macro photographer. However if you are a beginner like me and this is your first macro lens you will love it, just don't expect to shoot insects etc as you'll scare them off by getting so close.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2014

Product Features

Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 6.85
Length in cm 6.45
Weight (g) 235
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8

Also known as: Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G

 

Manufacturer's Description

Standard, 40mm DX-format macro lens. Ideal for getting really close to subjects, it offers a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and 1:1 reproduction ratio.

Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor ensures quiet autofocus so you can shoot up close without disturbing your subject. The fast maximum aperture lets you single out subjects for images with a pleasantly blurred background and contributes towards sharp shots in low-light.

Built to capture fine detail, this wonderfully easy-to-handle lens delivers stunning close-ups as well as great general shots and portraits.

  • 40 mm DX-format macro lens (FX-format/35mm equivalent:60mm).
  • Large maximum aperture of f/2.8.
  • 1:1 reproduction ratio offers life-like close-ups.
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.163 m.
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for accurate, whisper-quiet autofocus.
  • Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus), allows quick switching between Autofocus and Manual focus operation, and M (manual focus).
  • Hood and soft lens case included

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