Reviews and Problems with Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro
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Value for money 10
2 weeks ago
Summary: A real little gem of a lens. Dirt cheap to buy. Excellent, sharp, punchy pictures. Really surprising for a lens this inexpensive. It is light, compact and could easily be used as your all around standard lens. Unlike Canon's compact 50mm macro this lens is capable of shooting at 1:1macro while the Canon requires a teleconverter to achieve the same. If you have a APS-C size (DX) sensor you need to get one of these lenses.
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G DX AF-S Micro Nikkor review by sjkip
5 October 2013
Summary: I think this one is sharper on my DX cameras than even the 60mm micro. Also, with the shorter focal length, depth of field increases over the 60 for "in your face" closeups. Between this one and the 60 it's a hard choice. But for bang for buck value, in the DX format, I'd choose this one. And once again, if you look at the direction of impinging light, you can shoot very close to the subject without hiding it in the lens's shadow.
Pros: Small, lightweight, inexpesive and astonishingly sharp
Cons: Fairly light construction, which is as much a pro as a con.
Summary: The lens itself was fairly sharp and well built for a plastic lens. It did it job very well and would do well for people photographing small inanimate objects, but the focus speed is too slow for things such as bugs and fish.
Summary: I'd had a comparable Nikon macro lens for my old Nikon FM, and so was eager to try this lens on my fancier Nikon DSLR. And not disappointed. I took about 1500 pictures of Greenland in a week, and they turned out well. The (included) hood kept down the flare when shooting against the (hard) sun, and the lens picked up well on the subtle shadings of moss, rock, etc. Close-ups of flowers turned out ok, with some stellar standouts.
Summary: This is a perfect product that renders perfect results. This product more that met my expectation when used with the Nikon D3200 DSLR. Images appear clear and colorful and render lots of detail. The lens is a Micro Lens, but can be used as a walk about lens that exhibits great results. I only wish it had VR to put the icing on the cake. However, to get around that use "FILL FLASH" and get the same results as VR ......
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G DX AF-S Micro Nikkor review by zanxion72
13 July 2013
Summary: First, the 50mm 1.8 D had replaced my 18-105 on my Nikon D90. I was very pleased with it, being fast, sharp, and providing me with better image quality than my 18-105. Then I had tried the 35mm G and this. I was amazed with both of them. The 35mm was a wide enough lens, but for head portraits you had the weird effect of an almost 50mm lens with the distortions of a 35mm lens. Then I came to the 40mm. It is great!
Pros: Great sharpness even from wide open, virtually unlimited range of focus.
Cons: It gets really close for 1:1 macro, but that's o.k.