AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Compact micro lens for close-ups, portraits and landscapes

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  • SWM
  • M/A
  • CRC

Key Features

  • Micro lens with a normal focal length of 40mm
  • Large maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Achieves shooting at 1:1 reproduction ratio
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available — M/A (quick switching from AF to MF) and M (manual focus)


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
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
7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
52 mm
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
Supplied accessories
52 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-52, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-61, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-0915

MTF Chart

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

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements