Nikon Z 40mm F2 is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Z Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon Z 40mm F2 lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Nikon Z 40mm F2 is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy the Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2 lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| Minimum focus distance of 0.29m / 11.4 inch
| Light weight at only 170g / 6.0 oz
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Nikon Z 40mm F2 is compatible with cameras that have a 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 Zf with the Nikon Z 40mm F2 Lens
Nikon Z8 with the Nikon Z 40mm F2 Lens
Nikon Z30 with the Nikon Z 40mm F2 Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Nikon Z 40mm F2 has a maximum diameter of 70mm and total length of 46mm. It weighs 170g / 6.0 oz.
Check the size of the Nikon Z 40mm F2 when attached to Z Mount cameras:
Nikon Z 40mm F2 Size with Z Mount Cameras
Below, you'll find a scaled side-by-side image comparing the sizes of the Nikon Z 40mm F2 and the Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S, offering a better understanding of their dimensions in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Nikon Z 40mm F2 has a filter thread of 52mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon Z 40mm F2:
Nikon Z 40mm F2 has a fixed focal length of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.
The Nikon Z 40mm F2 is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Nikon Z 40mm F2 with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Nikon Zf, Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z30.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon Z 40mm F2 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon Z 40mm F2 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.17x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.29m. 0.17x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Nikon Z mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon Z 40mm F2 has a max aperture of F2 and a minimum aperture of F16.
Nikon Z 40mm F2's optical formula consists of 6 elements in 4 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 aspherical elements
- Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Z 40mm F2 is available in color.
Popular Comparisons of Nikon Z 40mm F2
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Nikon Z 40mm F2 amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Nikon Z 40mm F2 Lens
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