NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2


  • NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2
  • NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2: angle1


  • Compact and lightweight, standard prime lens with a versatile angle of view of 40-mm focal length that is ideal for those who want to enjoy snapshots and portraits with high image quality.
  • Outstanding rendering performance concentrated in the light and compact body is achieved thanks to the advantages of the Z mount system.
  • Featuring approx. 45.5 mm/1.8 in. in length and approx. 170 g/6 oz. in weight, this carry-anywhere lens enables the capture of various scenes around you with much less burden.
  • The bright maximum aperture of f/2 lets you enjoy large and soft bokeh expression in your images, with the 9-blade iris diaphragm providing a more natural appearance for round bokeh.
  • Sharp images with minimal noise can be obtained even in low-light situations without increasing ISO sensitivity, assuring reliable hand-held shooting.
  • Short minimum focus distance of 0.29 m/0.96 ft lets you get closer to your subjects for situations such as taking tabletop photos.
  • Impressive movie performance is realized via the adoption of a variety of features including focus-breathing reduction and stabilized exposure that enable natural and comfortable recording.
  • A control ring supports superb operability for both stills and movies with the assignment of a function selected from various options and smooth operational feel.
  • The body is designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance for enhanced reliability.
    • *Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.


Focal length

40 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

6 elements in 4 groups (including 2 aspherical lens elements)

Angle of view

FX format: 57°
DX format: 38°50′

Minimum focus distance

0.29 m/0.96 ft from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

52 mm


Approximately 70 mm/2.8 in. maximum diameter x 45.5 mm/1.8 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 170 g/6 oz

Supplied accessories

LC-52B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)

  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

  • Aspherical lens elements