Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f2 Prime Lens

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f2 Prime Lens

The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f2 is a compact and lightweight prime made for the Nikon Z-mount system. It is a bright and playful lens with versatility running throughout. Sharp, fast and small for discreet use this is ideal for everything from vlogs to vibrant snapshots. Whether you are an entry-level photographer new to the world of the Z-mount, or you are a pro looking to expand your kit, this is a highly adaptable lens that will not disappoint.

High portability, ideal for casual everyday shooting

The 40mm f2 is highly portable. Measuring approximately 45.5mm in length and weighing only 170g, it is small enough to always have handy in a camera bag or even in a coat pocket. The full-frame FX format makes this 40mm compatible with all Nikon Z-mount cameras including DX sensors. When mounted on a DX-format body, the lens will have a pleasing 60mm focal length equivalent. This prime focal length is highly versatile and suitable for a range of scenes, from portraits to landscapes, architecture to candid snapshots.

Fast f2 maximum aperture

Constructed with a fast f2 maximum aperture, this lens can express your creative vision even in low-lit environments. Make your subjects stand out with the 9-blade iris diaphragm that creates beautiful bokeh and interesting views. Get up close and personal, with a minimum focusing distance of just 29cm, you can always find yourself in the centre of the action.

Fast and quiet autofocus

Nikon has adopted an STM stepping motor for the 40mm f2 lens. This internal motor delivers accurate autofocus control whilst maintaining a compact body size. This motor also makes it a well-considered lens for videography.

Control ring

Take control of your lens by assigning a range of functions to the control ring. Functions such as aperture, focus, exposure compensation and ISO can all be assigned to the control ring so that the most important functions for you are right at your fingertips.

Video appropriate

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f2 lens has been developed with consideration for video recording. The operation of the lens while autofocusing and making detailed adjustments is near-silent. Effective focus-breathing compensation means that no distracting sounds will risk ruining a take, and stable exposure runs throughout the lens so that you can be confident that the lens can always perform how you need it to.

Type Nikon Z mount
Format FX
Focal length 40 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 6 elements in 4 groups (including 2 aspherical elements)
Angle of view FX format: 57°, DX format: 38°50'
Focusing system Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance 0.29 m (0.96 ft) (measured from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.17x
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size 52 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approx. 70 mm (2.8 in.) maximum diameter x 45.5 mm (1.8 in.) (distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 170 g (6 oz)
Autofocus Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focusing Auto, Manual
Supplied accessories LC-52B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)


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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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