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The AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f2.8G is a true 1:1 macro lens for DX format DSLRs like the D90, D5100 and D7000. Incorporating the NIKKOR Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet accurate focus operation, a large f2.8 aperture and a 16.3cm close focusing, this lens is ideal for shooting both intimate close-up details or general portraiture with flattering out of focus elements. When mounted on a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of about 60mm in 35mm format. More
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Great little lens at an amazing price.
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Comments about Nikon 40mm f2.8 G AF-S DX Micro Lens:
I use this lens for most things, landscapes/portrait and some macro work.I was drawn to it and put off by the price, thinking a lens this cheap wouldn't give good results let alone great ones.This is an amazing great value lens, you will not be disappointed with the results.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f2.8G
from Halifax West Yorkshire
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A wonderful lens cannot say any more fills all my needs as a prime and macro lens
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Micro lens performance
It takes time to adapt the focas on auto focas so not too good with multiples shots
Nikon 40mm f2.8 macro
Been using for a couple off weeks and cant fault same. Quality pics when using in macro Versatile in any option
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A Small Giant
By Digital Convert
from West Yorkshire
I thought long and hard before purchasing this lens because of the fact that nearly all reviews dwell on the short focal length and the fact that you have to get very close to your subject in order to fill the frame.This can result in the subject being in the shadow which you create and can also cause insects to fly away when you disturb them.Whist these are valid points,the sun is not always shining (sadly )and flowers & many other small static subjects do not have wings ! Having used the lens on many occasions ,I should like to emphasise its outstanding resolution & colour reproduction ,together with its low weight & low price compared to its 105mm sibling.It also doubles up as a first-rate standard lens capable of crystal clear images for general use, including portraiture , with just a little cropping.
By Paul Batchelor
Fantastic lens just love it!
great picture quality
By Red Adair
Takes great pictures, not just close up.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
great little lens
good for landscape and sunset
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Extremely Sharp Focus
Impressive sharpness. Not too bad at macro, although suffers a little from blocking it's own light when you get too close to the subject. Has become my lens of choice now for normal day to day shots, as the clarity is exceptional (much better than the 35mm, 50mm or 18-55mm lenses).
Included Accessories: Lens case, Lens hood, Lens cap
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