Reviews and Problems with Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro
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Good for stationary items.
Roger Ma, Amazon
23 September 2013
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 have just bought this lens ,because I needed a macro lens. I am a dedicated Nikon user, so far I am not sure this lens is better close up than my 18-200 telephoto lens. I hope that it is sharper but I cannot see a lot of difference. I will write another review later.
Summary: Clarity is what you get with this lens. I use a d5100 with this, and the combo is very impressive. Going out to use this today for a birthday, and im looking forward to it. Working with this fine piece of glass is a treat. Its small, has the shortest focusing distance of any Nikon lens, possibly closer than canon's lenses as well. Oftentimes i will use this as opposed to my 55-300. This lens's clarity enables one to crop in very far.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Sharp detailed pics
Cons: Focal length at 40mm for macro photography is terrible
Summary: Pros: - reasonably sharp in the center - very light weight - min focus distance is superb Cons: - not as sharp as I hope to be, which contradicts many of the reviews that I've read - the CA effects are on the high side - blurry anyway except the center For this price, this is not a bad lens. But unless you only take macro shots with center focus, then I do not recommend this lens. So IMO, any shots that follows the rule of 3rd will be disappointed.
Summary: Nice lens, nice size but to get good macro shots you have to be virtually on top of your subject - not a good thing at all. I should have taken on board Ken Rockwell's comments. I thus returned this lens to Amazon who were as good as ever.
Summary: Well this may be a budget macro lens introduced by nikon, but its not a very good idea to take this lens on a macro shoot, the focal length is just too less for this kind of job as a result of which u might have to go in much closer than a regular 105 mm macro, id rather ask u to invest a few more bucks and go for a tokina or sigma 105