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Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Lens

Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Lens

Product Code: 3242105Z

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The Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens is fast, sharp and extremely compact for all day shooting, ideal for everything from portraits, street photography and vlogging to video thanks to its lightweight form


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  • Compact and lightweight prime with a realistic ‘standard’ field of view suitable for video and content creation
  • A bright aperture with 9-bladed design gives excellent low light performance and smooth out of focus areas
  • Fast, silent Autofocus from ultra-quiet stepping motor to capture and track subjects with ease
  • Close minimum focus distance of just 0.29 m provides versatile shooting of close-up subjects
  • Perfect as a walkabout lens for all day street photography and more with its discreet size and weight
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Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens Summary

With a natural field of view the latest addition to the full frame (FX) mirrorless range is the Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens (offering 60mm on DX format bodies). It is a standard focal width prime lens for Nikon mirrorless Z cameras, which is fast, sharp and extremely compact making it ideal for all day shooting of everything from portraits, street photography and vlogging to video thanks to its lightweight form. A bright f/2 aperture gives you great low light performance, while the 9-bladed aperture provides soft, creamy smooth bokeh. This helps to isolate the subject against a smooth out of focus background, once again lending itself to vlogging and general content creation.

Key Features

  • Standard focal width with realistic field of view
  • Bright f/2 aperture
  • 9-blade aperture opening
  • Compact at 70 mm x 45.5 mm and lightweight 170g design
  • Great close-up performance
  • Fast, silent Autofocus
  • Well controlled focus breathing for video
  • Silent control ring
  • 6 lens elements in 4 groups including 2 aspherical elements
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Compact 52 mm filter thread

Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens in More Detail

Bright f/2 standard prime lens: 40 mm field of view on Z series ful frame cameras and 60 mm angle of view on a Z series DX-format cameras like the retro chic Z fc.

True to life: the lens renders stills and movies with realistic detail, depth, and colour.

Artful bokeh: subjects are rendered in sharp focus against beautiful, softly blurred backgrounds.

Great up close: a minimum focus distance of just 0.29 m with excellent sharpness, even up close. 

Fast, silent autofocus: focusing is fast, accurate and silent, powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the large Z mount.

Made for video: videos won’t be ruined by focusing sounds and focus breathing is dramatically reduced so you can adjust without affecting the angle of view.

Pocketable: the Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 is small enough to keep on the camera or slip into a coat pocket.

Adaptable: the silent control ring can be set to control focus, aperture, exposure compensation, or ISO.

Weather protected: sealed to protect from dust and water droplets.

What’s in the box

  • Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens (FX and DX)
  • LC-52B Lens Cap (Front Cap)
  • LF-N1 Lens Cap (Rear Cap)

Optional Accessories

Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens Sample images


mounted on Nikon Z5. 1/30 sec. f/2. ISO 1600


mounted on Nikon Z5. 1/160 sec. f/2. ISO 100


mounted on Nikon Z5. 1/1600 sec. f/2. ISO 100


mounted on Nikon Z5. 1/640 sec. f/2. ISO 500

Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens Specifications

Mount Nikon Z mount
Focal length 40 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Lens construction 6 elements in 4 groups (including 2 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view 57˚ (Nikon FX format) 38˚ 50’ (Nikon DX format)
Focusing system Internal Focusing (IF) system
Vibration reduction mechanism (lens-shift system w/ voice coil motor)  
Vibration reduction (VR) No (achieved with in-camera image sensor shift VR)
When a tripod is used No
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Aperture system Automatic aperture with electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism
Aperture range f/2 - 16
Minimum focus distance 0.29 m (0.96 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.17×
Weight Approx. 170 g (6 oz)
Maximum diameter x length (distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange) Approx. 70 mm (2.8 in.) x 45.5 mm (1.8 in.) (based on CIPA Guidelines)
Filter-attachment size 52 mm
Colour Black
AF drive motor STM (stepping motor)
Nano Crystal Coat No
Focus-mode switch No
Front lens cap LC-52B Lens Cap (Front Cap) (Supplied)
Rear lens cap LF-N1 Lens Cap (Rear Cap) (Supplied)
Lens case CL-C4 Lens Case (optional)
Offers: Bundles
Offer Category: N/A
Offer Product Type: N/A
Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 70
Length (mm): 46
Weight (g): 170
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: 6
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 40 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: N/A
Groups: 4
Hood supplied: N/A
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 40
Maximum magnification: 0.17
Maximum aperture (number): 2
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 40
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.29
Minimum aperture (number): 16
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: 2 aspherical elements, Super Integrated Coating
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Wide/Tele: N/A
Lens Level: N/A
Best For: N/A
Best For Holiday and Landscape: Yes
Best For Interior and Architecture: N/A
Best For Fashion and Portrait: N/A
Best For Macro and Still Life: N/A
Best For Astro: N/A
Best For Street: Yes
Best For Wildlife and Sport: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

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Our Verdict

The Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens is one of the most affordable models in the Nikon mirrorless lens range, offering users a natural field of view similar to that of the human eye. Nikon has designed the lens to be extremely compact and lightweight, ideal as an all day walk around lens for a wide range of subjects including discreet portraits, street photography and general snapshots. It excels at video and for vlogging due to its compact size and weight, with well controlled focus breathing for smooth focal transitions. The AF motor is responsive and most importantly extremely quiet ensuring you won’t disturb your subject or get any motor noises in video footage.

A bright aperture makes this an excellent performer for low light shooting, while the 9-bladed round aperture opening gives you smooth bokeh and excellent subject isolation. Although the Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens gives a slightly wider field of view with slightly brighter aperture, the newer 40mm offers excellent value for money combined with great results for stills and video. The addition of dust and moisture resistance along with a versatile silent control ring which can be set to your preference add further value to an already excellent option. This makes a superb choice for any Nikon Z camera if you make videos, content for vlogs and enjoy a natural field of view in a compact prime lens.

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Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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Peace of mind with our 6 month warranty

This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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