Melville, NY—The Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2 compact FX-format prime lens debuted. The new full-frame Z lens provides a fast aperture; a practical field of view; as well as creative bokeh for everyday image and video capture.
Affordable and portable, the new optic is a lightweight lens that photographers can easily carry just about anywhere. Moreover, the lens is a solution for everyday snaps to unobtrusive street photography. It is also an option as a travel companion that fits in a carry-on. In addition, its fast aperture affords low-light performance and image quality whether shooting portraits or food, as well as 4K video.
“Many creators have told us that they want extremely small lenses with fast apertures to complement their lightweight mirrorless Z series cameras,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “The new 40mm f/2 delivers as a great lens for travel, street photography or everyday use.”
Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2
The 40mm f/2 is an all-around lens for use with any Nikon Z series full–frame or DX-format camera. The lens is small enough to pair with a Z 50, Z fc or Z 5 camera. However, it is also suitable for Z 6II and Z 7II users looking for a light and compact walk-around lens. When mounted on a DX-format camera, it is equivalent to 60mm, which is an ideal focal length for portraiture.
A key feature of the lens is its ability to deliver amazing bokeh and a dramatic separation of the subject from the background. What’s more, its standard focal range hits the sweet spot of a natural angle of view while still wide enough for street photography.
Ultracompact, it weighs in at 6 ounces and is 1.8 inches long. It is constructed of 6 elements in 4 groups, along with a 9-blade diaphragm that creates pleasing circular bokeh that draws attention to the subject.
The Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 also offers a short 0.96–foot minimum focusing distance. Consequently, it is an option for capturing food and top-down photos of décor and tablescapes.
In addition, the lens utilizes an electromagnetic diaphragm for precise aperture control and stable exposure during continuous shooting. Video shooters will also benefit from quiet operation; a natural focus shift that allows for fluid changes when going from close focusing to infinity; reduced focus breathing; as well as smooth aperture control.
Another feature is its integrated control ring that users can customize and assign to adjust focus, ISO, aperture and exposure compensation.
Finally, the lens offers dust– and drip-resistant performance with a sealing that prevents dust and water droplets from entering.
The Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 compact prime lens will reach retail later this fall. It will have a suggested retail price of $299.95.