Melville, NY—Nikon’s lightweight AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G lens was developed to provide Nikon DX-format shooters with macro capabilities at an affordable price point.
Designed for capturing intimate details or general portraiture, the new lens has a minimum focusing distance of 6.4 inches to allow users to capture extreme close-up photographs and high-definition (HD) video with a life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio.
“This new Nikkor lens is an ideal accessory lens for those who are ready to explore a totally new perspective, whether it’s extreme close-up detail or general still images and movies with flattering out of focus elements,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “The new Micro Nikkor lens delivers new and added versatility to the Nikon DX-format digital SLR system and provides DX-format shooters with compact optics that deliver excellent color reproduction and stunning sharpness.”
Weighing in at approximately nine ounces, the extremely compact, lightweight lens is an ideal “next” lens to complement any DX-format shooter’s DSLR kit. The natural focal length (60mm, FX equivalent) and f/2.8 aperture are suited to a variety of applications, whether capturing close-up details or shooting portraiture with a pleasing bokeh effect.
To help ensure fast, quiet autofocus operation, the 40mm micro lens features Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor technology to permit photographers to get even closer without disturbing a subject. The lens also offers users both manual priority autofocus (M/A) and manual focus (M) modes to switch focus modes on the fly.
Other features include Nikon’s close-range correction system, with lens elements configured in a “floating” design wherein each lens group moves independently to help achieve critical focus. Additionally, Nikon’s “super integrated coatings” are applied to help reduce lens flare and ghosting, while the seven-blade diaphragm also helps to create a more natural out-of-focus component.
Nikon’s AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G will be available in August for $279.95. nikonusa.com