Excerpt: Just got the lens a couple of weeks ago but the initial shots have been awesome. Photographed some flowers with bees handheld. Veins in the bee's wings were clearly visible as were the pollen sacks on their legs.
Excerpt: My passion if photographing the natural world. I attempt to do so with as little equipment as possible. This lens allows mw to get very up close and personal. It's very compact, light weight and versatile.
Excerpt: I bought this specifically to copy slides with the Nikon ES-1 and my D7200. It works perfectly for that even though Nikon does not specifically recommend it. No other adapters or rings needed. I already have the Nikkor 105 VR, so I was going to sell it when I'm done copying slides. But..
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I am just a amateur in regards to modern photography. Just starting to learn by trial and error . The Nikon 40mm f/2.8g is amazing . I went to the San Diego Botanical gardens to shoot some close-ups of the flowers blooming as well as the Bees collecting pollen.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Perfect image, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens simply takes great macro photos; I can't believe it was made for the pro-sumer market! We experimented with supplementary lighting and found that the best pix were invariably captured with available light. Great. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Small Lightweight Easy to use Takes great macro pix Very reasonable cost Excellent use of available light outdoors