The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon Z 40mm F2 and the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S is the longer of the two lenses at 126mm. The Nikon Z 40mm F2 with a length of 46mm, is 80mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S also has a larger diameter of 89mm compared to the Nikon Z 40mm F2's 70mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Nikon Z 40mm F2 and Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Nikon Z 40mm F2 weighs 170g, which means it is 635g (78%) lighter than the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S which has a weight of 805g.
The Nikon Z 40mm F2 has a filter size of 52mm whereas the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S has a 82mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 52mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Nikon Z 40mm F2:
And these are the 82mm filters that we recommend for the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S:
Both the Nikon Z 40mm F2 and the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S has the same Nikon Z lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon Z lenses are Nikon Zf, Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z30.
Nikon Z 40mm F2 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm
On the other hand, the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36 - 105mm.