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NIKKOR Z 40mm F/2 Lens Announced For Nikon Z Mount System

Nikon has introduced the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 - a compact and lightweight prime lens compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras.

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NIKKOR Z 40mm F/2

Nikon has updated the lens line-up that's compatible with the Z series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, such as the Nikon Z7 II, with the introduction of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2.

The new NIKKOR Z-mount lens is sharp, fast, small in size and perfect for portraits as the 9-blad aperture produces soft, natural-looking bokeh that makes the subject stand out. 

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 features:

  • Bright f/2 standard prime lens: 40 mm angle of view on Z series full-frame cameras. 60 mm angle of view on a Z series DX-format camera.
  • True to life: the lens renders stills and movies with beautiful detail, depth, and colour.
  • Artful bokeh: putting subjects in sharp focus against beautiful, softly blurred backgrounds has never been easier.
  • Great up close: minimum focus distance of just 0.29 m. Sharpness is superb, even up close.
  • Fast, silent autofocus: powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z mount, focusing is fast, accurate and silent.
  • Made for video: videos won’t be ruined by focusing sounds. Focus breathing is dramatically reduced so you can adjust focus without affecting the shot's angle of view.
  • Pocketable: 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.
  • Protected: sealed to protect from dust and water droplets


Pricing & Availability: The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 will be available from 30 September 2021 with an RRP of £249.


From Nikon UK:

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Today, Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, a compact and lightweight prime lens compatible with full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted. The beautifully lyrical NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is an everyday superhero: sharp, fast, and small enough to wield discreetly, it’s great for everything from vlogs to vibrant snapshots.

This bright, standard prime lens offers a natural angle of view that is ideal for candid portraits, interviews, and how-to videos. Without a big lens in their face, subjects will feel more comfortable, and the lens is so small and light that it’s ideal for filming engaging first-person perspectives too.

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The wide Z mount combines with the lens’ wide f/2 maximum aperture to deliver great low-light performance, ideal for capturing the mood of dimly lit situations. The rounded 9-blade aperture enables soft, natural-looking bokeh: photographers and movie shooters can capture images with softly blurred, super-creamy backgrounds that really make their subject stand out.

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.”

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