Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Announced

40mm DX-Format Macro Lens

Nikon have released a new 40mm DX-format macro lens for close-up photography that features a 1:1 reproduction and can focus as close as 0.163m (from focal plain). Its fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 will help you get sharper handheld shots in low light and the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) allows you to focus and shoot without disturbing your subject. If you want to over ride the autofocus simply use the M/A focus mode so you can manually tune the focus just the way you want, without the need to physically switch between auto and manual focus.

Measuring approx. 68.5×64.5mm and weighing approx. 235g, this lens features a metal mount with rubber sealing and is supplied with a lens hood HB-61 and soft lens case CL-0915.

Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe said: “This specialised macro lens lets you capture intricate details that are impossible to capture with a regular kit lens. It’s an affordable way to discover the world of macro photography and is even versatile enough not to limit photographers to that particular subject.”

The AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G lens has an RRP of £249.99 and it's available from 25 August 2011.

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