New Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Macro lens @ 1.1:1 Magnification (19)

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    Wow, what an awesome little Macro lens. Nikon's new 40mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a STELLAR piece of glass. It's 35mm equivalent focal length is 60mm on DX(which is a really useful focal length). This lens is capable of 1:1 magnification @ a close focus distance of about 6 inches. Nikon has a long history of making very SHARP Macro lenses and this little beast is no departure. I compared it to the venerable AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G VR lens and at 1:1, i couldn't tell the difference. Sharpness when stopped down is criminal and contrast is amazing. Just have a look at the sample images!

    Please feel free to view these images at full-resolution. This lens can't be fully appreciated unless you view at 100%.

    Sticking to tradition, we were one of the first people to get a copy of the new Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Macro lens. The same thing happened with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Prime a few months back. We were very lucky to be able to be one of the first to get copies of these new lenses.

    Exif:
    Nikon D7000
    AF-S Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Macro lens
    ISO-1000
    f/4.2
    1/160th sec
    hand-held

    Strobist:
    Nikon SB-900 Speedlight (Off-camera), triggered by D7000 in Wireless Commander Mode

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    1. StanD70 43 months ago | reply

      What do you think of the working distance for this lens?

    2. The Jordan Collective 43 months ago | reply

      At just over 2 inches of working distance @ 1:1 magnification, it's not a lot. But, I love the perspective this lens allows, over a longer Macro lens. It really just depends on what you're shooting. For insects, you will probably want a longer lens, like the Nikon 105mm F/2.8 macro. For Food, Flowers...etc, this 40mm DX macro lens is excellent!

    3. StanD70 43 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the comments. That is a short working distance, but like you said, that's mitigated by the types of subjects.

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