The Nikon AF-S DX Micro f/2.8G 40mm DX Lens is a superb carry-it-everywhere, jack-of-all-trades lens for your Nikon DX camera. The focal length (equivalent to 60mm in FX or 35mm format) gives it the versatility to capture portraits, street shots and landscape photos without breaking a sweat. And the light weight (9.9 oz/280 g) means you will actually carry it around with you, greatly increasing the chance that you will get a great photo.
Continuous quiet autofocus from infinity to 6.4 inches, and quick switching from autofocus to manual focus and back will keep you from missing any photo opportunities. The 7-blade diaphragm delivers a lovely, natural-looking background blur (known as bokeh), and Nikon's lens coating gives you reduced lens flare and improved color consistency. Take a close look at this lens--it could be your new best photo friend.
A compact and lightweight DX-format close-up lens is small enough to be carried everywhere; this standard focal length DX-format Micro-Nikkor lens provides high resolution and contrast from infinity to life-size (1X). The AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G is for taking high quality stills and HD D-Movies and is ideal for shooting general close-ups, delicate flowers, detailed collectables, copy photography, portraits, landscapes and more. Whether you're shooting portraits, food or nature-indoors or outdoors-the AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G's rounded 7-blade diaphragm renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings. Selective focus helps to isolate the subject, creating out of focus backgrounds. The Close-Range Correction system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations. Using an innovative floating element design, each lens group moves independently to achieve superior performance at close distances.
A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations-rather than a gear system-to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation. The lens also features quick switching from AF to MF. When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring-M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag. Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior colour consistency and reduced lens flare and ghosting.