Reviews and Problems with Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro
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Enjoying this lens!
Wyorl, B&H Photo
29 December 2014
Excerpt: I purchased this to have a small lightweight lens I can cart around in the woods looking for photos. I have used filters in the past as well with good success. I poke the performance of this lens.
Summary: I bought this lens as my general purpose replacement for the stock lens as well as my macro, when the stock lens got damaged. It clearly shines as a macro lens, easy to use out of the box for that purpose. Macro images are particularly beautiful. Landscapes are also effortless. I agree with other reviewers who've noted that for general purpose shots (mid-range, such as people or party shots), this lens can seem finicky to focus and even a little slow.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens with the intention of using it to take macro shots of flowers, and it has worked very well so far. The only issue that I have had is that it sometimes takes a little while for it to focus. It was well worth the money, though, and I would recommend getting it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Great For Macro Shots, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Because I do not own a Nikon DX DSLR, I am using this lens on my Nikon 1v1 via the Nikon FT1 for closeups of flowers and insects and am greatly impressed with its optical quality. It also serves well for informal portrait work. Given the lens quality it's an excellent value.
Excerpt: I have only had this lens for a short time and have not used it all that much but for the few times I have I am well pleased. Nikon lenses have a very sharp image. Can't wait to get out and do more macro photography.
Excerpt: For close-up and still-life work this lens fits the bill perfectly. Very sharp output, and no fringing or other color issues that I've seen. Nice bokeh, too. It's also good - not great - as a fast general-purpose lens, although with the 1.5x crop factor on my D7100 it's obviously not a sweeping landscape or family reunion group photo lens. It's solid yet light, and is well-built.
Excerpt: I'm very happy with its macro capability. I do product photography and I am very happy to be able to take very close shots and the quality of the photos. There is one thing that I'm concerned is that it started to shaking and making noise when the cylinder moves to focus, occasionally. If it continues, I would take it to Nikon for warranty service. But over all, really great inexpensive macro lens.
Excerpt: I wanted a macro lens that didn't break the bank so I looked at this 40mm. I don't do much insect or animal macro photography so the lack of a zoom function does not bother me. Using this macro in a studio setting as well as in nature for stills has yielded some very nice and sharp images. It has also shown to be a very nice addition to my portrait arsenal. It becomes very easy to achieve the blur background effect that portrait photographers love.
Excerpt: Nice and sharp. Images have a good "pop". Very good bang for the buck. Autofocus is slow and sometimes tentative, but you don't buy a macro lens to go shooting indoor sports! The only real limitation is the short working distance; if you want to shoot at 1: 1, get a longer focal lenght. For flower-sized objects and the like, it works great.