Nikon has announced the new Nikkor Z 40mm f2, an affordable 40mm full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z cameras. Designed to be give a natural angle of view, the lens has a compact design that is said to make subjects feel and act more naturally, in comparison to a big lens “in their face”.
The lens will be available from the end of September priced at £249 / €289 (ROI).
The lens is weather-sealed, and has an ultra-quiet stepper motor. The lens has 9 aperture blades that are rounded to give pleasing background blur and bokeh.
Nikon say the lens is ideal for both stills photography and vlogging, with the lens is designed to be suitable for video use as well, with minimised focus breathing.
There is a minimum focus distance of 29cm, with internal focusing, and the lens comes with a front and rear lens cap.
When using on APS-C Nikon Z cameras, such as the Nikon Zfc, the lens gives a 60mm angle of view. The control ring can be set to control focus, aperture, exposure compensation, or ISO.
The lens is made up of 6 elements in 4 groups, including 2 aspherical elements, with a 52mm filter thread. The compact prime lens weighs 170g, and measures 70mm (diameter) by 45.5mm (length).
Rob Harmon, Senior Commercial Lead, Nikon Northern Europe, says: “We are thrilled to welcome this versatile prime lens into the ever-growing Nikon Z system. This lens is a great value-for-money entry point into the world of Nikon Z. It’s so compact and lightweight that it’s ideal as a main walk-around lens or a lightweight second lens.”
Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f2 Specifications
Lens Mount: Z-Mount
Aperture range: f/2 – f/16
Lens construction: 6 elements in 4 groups (including 2 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: FX format: 57°, DX format: 38°50′
Focusing system: Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance: 0.29m (0.96ft) measured from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.17x
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size: 52mm (P = 0.75mm)
Diameter x length: 70mm maximum diameter x 45.5mm
Autofocus: Yes (Internal focusing)
Focusing: Auto, Manual
Supplied accessories: LC-52B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)