AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Nikon intros fast 40mm f2.8 macro lens for crop-frame DSLRs

updated 08:25 am EDT, Tue July 12, 2011

Nikon intros new 40mn f2.8 macro lens

Nikon has introduced a fast 40mm f2.8 macro lens for crop-frame DSLRs. The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f2.8G lens is designed to offer Nikon DX-format shooters macro capabilities at a reasonable price point. It has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet (6.4 inches) to allow users to capture extreme close-up photographs and 1080p video with a life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio.

It also offers photographers a natural focal length (60mm, FX equivalent) in a relatively lightweight package weighing in at 9oz. To give the lens its speed, but also near silent operation, it uses Nikon's silent wave motor technology allowing photographers to get close to a subject without disturbing it.

The lens also incorporates Nikon's close-range correction system, where the lenses are configured in a "floating" design wherein each lens group moves independently to help achieve critical focus. Nikon's special lens coating also helps to minimise lens flare and ghosting.

The Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f2.8G will be available in August for an estimated selling price of $280.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented