NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2


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Bright f/2 standard prime lens

Want your subjects to act naturally? This affordable 40 mm full-frame mirrorless lens is sharp, fast, and small enough to wield discreetly. From vlog to vibrant snapshot, you’ll get great results even in low light.


The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 renders stills and movies with beautiful detail, depth, and colour. Its natural angle of view is ideal for candid portraits, as well as interviews and how-to videos. Without a big lens in their face, your subjects will feel free to act naturally, and it’s so small and light you can even use this lens for filming engaging first-person perspectives.


Sharp focus, soft backgrounds

Draw attention to your subject with a softly blurred, super-creamy background. The wide Z mount and f/2 rounded 9-blade aperture give you bokeh that really makes your images stand out. Artful brilliance has never been easier.


Great up close

From portraits to close-up sequences in a how-to video, this lens delivers stunning sharpness even up close. A minimum focus distance of just 0.29 m lets you focus sharply even with the camera just 29 cm away from your subject.


Perfect for video

Shooting video? This 40 mm prime lens renders richly detailed footage, and you can focus in silence. Focus breathing is dramatically reduced so you can adjust focus without noticeably affecting the shot's angle of view.


Quiet please


Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z mount, focusing is fast, accurate—and silent. Great for stills and even better for video: you can use your Z camera's outstanding autofocus without focusing sounds disturbing a moment or ruining a scene.

40 mm FX format

When used on a Z series full-frame mirrorless camera, this prime lens offers a standard 40 mm angle of view. Perfect for candid portraits, vlogs, and interviews.


This lens is easily small enough to fit in a coat pocket or keep on your camera as you wander. Shoot from the hip, film on the fly. You’ll always be ready.



Always easy to use, this lens boasts a smooth, silent control ring that can be set to control focus, aperture, exposure compensation, or ISO.



Shoot daily. Shoot brilliantly. The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is sealed to prevent dust and water droplets from entering the lens. So you can explore in any weather.¹

Technical Specifications

TypeNikon Z mount
Focal length40 mm
Maximum aperturef/2
Minimum aperturef/16
Lens construction6 elements in 4 groups (including 2 aspherical elements)
Angle of viewFX format: 57°, DX format: 38°50'
Focusing systemInternal focusing system
Additional information

¹ The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.

Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.

Material code
NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 - JMA106DA