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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 178 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Lens for the price

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    jamiwiz
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    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...

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    SJPitbull
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    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

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    LDORet
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    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

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    Jattix
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    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

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    RobRodin
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    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

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    JamesinLittleSilver
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    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

    Great macro lens

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    bkfrom49
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    I bought this primarily for macro photography and have not been disappointed. The lens does a great job capturing fine detail in perfect focus. Like all macros, it requires patience in setting up the shot - depth of detail is very small. I have also used this for a few regular shots - and have been equally pleased. Good addition to the camera bag if you like macro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, Affordable Macro Lens

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    Nikon4MN
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    I love to photograph flowers up-close and this lens does not disappoint for capturing tack-sharp images. For work-related activities, it is very useful in photographing fine details (like text and symbols) I can use in professional documentation for other employees. In short, I'm very pleased with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great macro lens

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    mtbgirl
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    This is a great close up lens for Nikon DSLR owners. Especially those looking to widen their lens collection, the beginner. Great for flowers, portraits, food, etc. The manual focus is great. The clarity on close up objects is great as well. With the sharp pictures, color and contrast, you will definitely want to pick up this lens, I mean, you can't beat that price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens for close ups

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    Fozzybear101
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    I wanted a lens to take macro photos without spending a fortune and this lens fit the bill. It takes great up close pictures. And the price can't be beat. The only issue I have had with the lens is focusing. If you do not use a tripod you need to make sure there is plenty of light so you can use a faster shutter speed. Overall this is a good lens, and perfected for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens for the price

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    thumbs
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    This lens is really good. . I've taken some awesome close up pictures. I debated on this lens and the the nicer twice the price lens. This one performs well and is really good for a beginner like myself. If I could do it all over again I would have gone for it and bought the more expensive lens because I think I will continue to take pictures and in the long run would have appreciated the more expensive lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best macro lens for the price

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    PhotoPete
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    sinnataggen57
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    Bought this as a macro lens, I'm able to get within 6 inchs of my subject and still focus. An added bonus was the ability to take great shots without a flash in low light situations. A little more than I wanted to spend when I went in looking, but, the salesperson I was working with said this was the better lens and I would be happier. She was right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great macro lens

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    Hunt674
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    I bought this for my D7500 to use when visiting museums. I like to photograph entire pieces of artwork and then take pictures of detail areas. I also bought it as it is much smaller and lighter than the zoom lens that I bought with the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value macro lens

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    RRiveroa
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    At the beginning I was not very sure to buy a macro lens, I thought that my 50mm was enough for macro/commercial jewelry photography. But thanks god I changed my mind and bought this 40mm and there is a HUGE difference. Great for flowers and commercial photos, for insects you will need a 105mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good macro lens for less than $500

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    CCoatney
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    I am still new to photography and have a lot to learn but I wanted something a little better than the 18-55mm that came with the camera. The 40mm is a very good compromise for the price. I may give it 5 stars when I've used it a little more. I use a Nikon d5300.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens to add to the kit

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    httpJared
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    Not as fast as the 50mm f1.8 but still a fantastic little lens with the added bonus of being capable of macro. I'm having a lot of fun with this and it's tiding over my macro urges until I can get the 105. Having a longer focal length would be great but this being a 40mm and producing pretty good bokeh it's also a great walk around lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

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    Chynna
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    I'm a photography student and I've been wanting this lens for a while and when I got it I immediately went out and took photos with it and I love this lens to death it works really well with my 3200 I have and I'd definatley recommend this to a friend who has the same camera for the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens

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    geergirl
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    I did a lot of research before deciding on this lens. Wanted something to take closeup photos without spending a fortune. Took a photo of a plant outside and when I looked closer at the photo there was a little baby gecko on it! I zoomed in and the little guy was so clear and in focus! So far I love this lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend