Nikon - AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens - Black

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Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens: Expand the creative reach of your DX-format camera and produce eye-catching still photos and HD videos. A great choice for food photography or detailed product shots, this Micro-NIKKOR lens is ideal for general close-ups and yet still versatile enough to shoot portraits and landscapes.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Lens cap
    • Lens case
    • Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (147 out of 151)

    Features


    Compatible with a variety of Nikon DSLR cameras

    Works with any Nikon DX-format DSLR camera with an F-bayonet mount.

    Macro lens for vivid close-up shots

    Allows you to capture fine details at nearly any distance.

    40mm focal length for everyday photography

    Useful for capturing a variety of images, from close-ups to portraits, to landscapes.

    f/2.8 maximum aperture

    Creates sharp, detailed images with shallow depth of field and softly blurred background. Performs best in moderate-to-bright light settings or outdoors on overcast days.

    Advanced lens coating for improved optics

    Super integrated coating increases color consistency and reduces flare.

    Silent wave motor ensures smooth, precise focusing

    Utilizes ultrasound vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing.

    Close-range correction system delivers sharp and accurate focusing

    A floating element design allows each lens group to move independently, so your shots are clear and crisp even at close distances.

    M/A focusing mode

    Allows you to switch from manual to automatic with virtually no lag time, by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.

    0.53' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 52mm filters

    Accessories included

    Comes with front and rear lens caps, hood and case.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Lens for the price

      Posted
      jamiwiz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This lens is one of the best purchases I have made considering the price. It is versatile ( Can be used as a standard portrait lens) and the quality of the glass itself is great. The first day I took it out to the local park, photos looked decent on the LCD, but went home and transferred them on the computer and WOW! I was stunned! I ended up starring at one of the pictures for a full minute amazed at how it turned out (I am an amateur photographer). I would recommend this lens for anyone who would like to take macro photos and would like to save some money. I would recommend a tripod for nature photography but this lens does allow for some fast shutter speeds. Only drawback is having to get inches close to the subject (I have gotten some weird looks) to get a good shot AND this lens attract more dust for some reason (maybe since you have to go so close) than my other lens... Have to clean it constantly

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great pic quality but terrible focal length...

      Posted
      SJPitbull
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I ended up buying this lens but returning it after a few weeks. Anybody who works with macro photography will tell you that anything less than 85mm isn't recommended for macro photography. This 40mm lens blocks most of the natural light you need while taking pictures because you need to be ONE INCH away from your subject to really use it at its potential. While it takes amazing pics, the fact that you're too close to your subject and blocks out yoru light, as well as the body-flash and external flashes. I'd recommend the 85mm or the 105mm (for sure)

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great closeup lens

      Posted
      LDORet
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'm new to "prime" lenses in the dslr world am not a professional by any stretch of the imagination. My wife originally bought me the 35mm lens for Christmas and then I exchanged it for the 50mm lens. However, I take more closeup shots of flowers etc. and the 50mm won't let you get in real close. After doing some more research and talking to the great folks at Best Buy, I decided this 40mm macro lens was for me. Great decision. I love it and would recommend it to a friend. My only complaint is that it's a f2.8 rather than an f1.8 but hey, one can't have it all. The price was excellent. My next lens will be the 85mm lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Lens

      Posted
      Jattix
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Fantastic lens and its a lot of fun. I am still new to photography so my images may be newbie quality but I wanted to show prospective buyers what this lens can do. I put the images through Photoshop using Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail to bring more life out the subject. I have other images that are much better than these two but the posting limitations wont allow me to show you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great lens for portraits and Macro

      Posted
      RobRodin
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a great lens for street photography. You get great details in peoples faces and the bokeh or depth of field is really good. The very fast and quit auto focus makes it great for weddings when you need to be silent. Well worth the price and my new favorite street shooting lens. The macro is amazing as you can see in the attached picture of the bug on a cactus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great entry level macro lens

      Posted
      JamesinLittleSilver
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      After a lot shopping I bought this to go with my D3100 camera. It is a perfect entry level macro lens. I used it as my one lens at the PHS flower show. It was good for not only standard size shots right down to very small flowers. I have looked at all the other entry level lens and I think this one is the best value for the money. Add in Best Buy member rewards and sale and it was the best deal I could find.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great for macro shots!!!

      Posted
      BRIGEXPLOSION

      Im just starting out as a photographer and looking to get better. Im learning to take different shots and one type im interested in is macro. This lens is great for getting some real up close shots. Things stay in focus, really nice bokeh, well detailed shots, and i plan on using this lens alot more often. Great lens for a nikon d3100!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best macro lens for the price

      Posted
      PhotoPete
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I used this on my D3400 and found I was able to focus on small objects down to just a couple of inches away even in low light conditions. The images stood up to extreme magnification and were in focus all the way to the point where I could see individual pixels. All in all the best macro lens I've owned and great value for the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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