Macro photography promises fun, unique ways of capturing the things that amaze you most. The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens provides high resolution and contrast from infinity to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio) so that you can focus extra close on your subjects. Try it with the petal of a flower, the eye of an insect, or the tiny toes of a newborn baby. Get lost in the tiny details of life.
Sharp images from infinity to life size (1:1)
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 16.3 cm (life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio), the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens ensures sharpness and clarity in every composition.
Natural background blur (bokeh)
Whether you're shooting portraits, food, or nature—indoors or outdoors—the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G's rounded 7-blade diaphragm renders a beautiful, natural background blur (bokeh) at its wider aperture settings. Selective focus helps to isolate the subject, creating out-of-focus backgrounds.
Stunning portraits and landscapes, too!
The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is compact, lightweight, and versatile enough for everyday photography. Capture flattering people shots and breath-taking landscapes. Enjoy brilliant results in most situations without switching lenses.
Marvel at the details you can capture
The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is excellent at capturing natural surroundings and super-close-up images. Its ability to render fine detail makes this a standout for landscape work.
9 elements in 7 groups
Angle of view
Minimum focus distance
0.163 m/0.53 ft (from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approximately 68.5 x 64.5 mm/2.7 x 2.5 in.
Approximately 235 g/8.3 oz
52 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-52, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-61, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-0915