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Review Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 40mm Close-up Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras


Eric Walker • 2021-02-03

Macro photography promises fun, unique ways of capturing the things that amaze you most, whether it's the petal of a flower, the eye of an insect or the tiny toes of a newborn baby. The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G provides high resolution and contrast from infinity to life-size so that you can focus extra close on your subjects, allowing you to get lost in the tiny details of life.

Reveal Hidden Beauty

This standard close-up lens captures the finest details at any distance, including details practically impossible to detect with the human eye . It's a great choice for enticing food photography or detailed product shots. And with its continuous autofocusing from infinity to 6.4 inches , The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ensures sharpness and clarity in every composition.

Should you buy it

Seller was great item arrived quickly and as described but im not overly impressed with this lens as a macro lens. I purchased this because i felt i needed at least one macro lens that wouldn't break the bank. However after testing the lens i feel like i couldn't have saved my money and just continued to use my 55-300 which has far more functionality for me and takes a somewhat similar image. Oh well lesson learned. The main difference is this is a true macro lens and can capture a true macro shot with very close focusing range. This also leaves a very narrow field of view at this short 4-7 inch distance and most of what you are shooting will be blurry anyway when with my 300 most of the object is in focus.