Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens

  • Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens

Easy to carry. Fun to shoot.

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is a reliable ultra-compact prime lens that you can use with any Z camera in just about any situation. It's wide enough for street work, landscapes, and interior photography but also tight enough for authentic portraits and candid shots. A fast f/2 maximum aperture powers through low lighting and helps freeze fast action shots. It perfectly separates your subject from the background with a beautiful bokeh effect.

Great on any Z camera.

Sitting between two prized focal lengths, 35mm and 50mm, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 takes strong points from each. It captures natural-looking portraits and close-ups like a 50mm, but it's also wide enough for shooting indoors, on the street, or in a crowd like a 35mm. On a DX-format Z camera, it has a field of view of 60mm, another all-purpose focal length for everything from portraits to street photography.

Lightweight and Portable

At 1.8 inches and weighing just 6 ounces, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is very compact and lightweight making it ideal for taking it wherever you go. It also doesn't extend or retract so it will be ready to go when you are.

Get in Close and take Dramatic Shots

Easily make your subject stand out from a smoothly blurred background with the NIKKOR Z 40mm. The shallow depth of field of f/2 is enhanced by the 9 rounded blade diaphragm in the lens. This gives you a natural bokeh effect. The beautiful bokeh is highlighted at shots taken at closer distances and will give your subject an almost three-dimensional separation.

This lens also gets the best out of low-lit situations, thanks to the wide f/2 apertures' ability to draw in more light. Shots in low light are captured with clarity, detail, and sharpness

Video Performance

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2's quiet autofocus system greatly suppresses focus breathing to prevent angle-of-view shifts during recording. Make smooth iris adjustments with the click-less control ring to create a natural shift in brightness.

Custom Control and Fast Focus

This lens features blazing fast autofocus at impressive speeds, all while keeping nearly quiet. You will barely hear a thing even if you are using Eye-Detection Autofocus or continuous subject tracking. The super customizable control ring added to that silence as it is smooth and clickless. Get accurate manual focusing with this control ring or just simply adjust the aperture, ISO, and more.

Dust and Drip Resistance

The lens barrel and all moving parts are designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance with sealing that prevents dust and water droplets from entering the lens.


Maximum Aperturef/2.0
Minimum Aperturef/16
Focal Length40mm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Angle of view57°
Minimum Focus Distance0.96 ft. ( 0.29m)
Focus TypeAuto
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Fixed Focal Length40mm
Lens TypeWide Angle


Lens MountNikon FX


Weight6 oz. (170 g)

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