Nikon officially announced the Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens (available for pre-order)


The Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens is now officially announced.

Pre-orders (updated):

Additional information:



Lens features:

  • The bright maximum aperture of f/2 and a 9-blade iris diaphragm provide beautiful round-shaped bokeh.
  • The 40 mm focal length supports a standard angle of view ideal for shooting portraits, snapshots and other subjects in a wide variety of scenes.
  • The focal length becomes 60 mm (equivalent to 35mm [135] format) when mounted on a DX-format camera.
  • A compact and lightweight body with a total length of approximately 45.5 mm and weight of approximately 170 g.
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.29 m allows users to get close to their subjects.
  • Adoption of an STM (stepping motor) enables quiet, fast and accurate AF control while maintaining a compact body size.
  • Designed with consideration of dust- and drip-resistant performance so that it can be taken anywhere with greater confidence.
  • Functions such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to the control ring.
  • Developed with consideration for video recording, offering extremely quiet operation, effective focus-breathing compensation, and stable exposure.
  • Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
  • Sample photos can be found here.



MTf charts and lens desgins:



Lens Specifications:

mount Nikon Z mount
Focal length 40mm
Maximum aperture ratio 1: 2
Lens configuration 6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lenses)
Angle of view 57 ° (imaging range FX)
38 ° 50′(imaging range DX)
Size Approximately 70 mm (maximum diameter) x 45.5 mm (from lens mount reference surface to lens tip)
mass About 170g

Press release:

FUN, FAST & AFFORDABLE: THE NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 ULTRA COMPACT PRIME LENS

The Expansion of the NIKKOR Z Lens Line Continues

Today Nikon announced the new NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, a compact yet capable FX-format prime lens that provides fantastic image quality, fast aperture, a practical field of view and extraordinary bokeh for everyday image and video capture.

Affordable, portable and bright, this new optic checks all the right boxes for a lightweight lens to carry just about anywhere for nearly any occasion. Whether seeking a lens for everyday snaps, unobtrusive street photography or as a travel companion that easily fits in your carry-on, the new 40mm lets you capture with incredible sharpness, fast focus and gorgeous blurred backgrounds. Additionally, the fast aperture affords excellent low light performance and exceptional image quality – from portraits to food, or still life to 4K video, users can expect vivid colors and lifelike three-dimensional depth.

“Many creators have told us that they want extremely small lenses with fast apertures to complement their lightweight mirrorless Z series cameras,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The new 40mm f/2 delivers as a great lens for travel, street photography or everyday use.”

The 40mm f/2 is a versatile lens that can be used with any Nikon Z series full frame or DX-format camera. The lens is small enough to pair perfectly with a Z 50, Z fc or Z 5, yet suitable for Z 6II and Z 7II users looking for a light and compact “walk-around” lens.

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2: All-Purpose Prime with Beautiful Bokeh

  • A compact, versatile prime lens that is ideal for everyday applications such as close-ups, casual portraits and food photography.
  • Delivers fantastic bokeh and a dramatic separation of the subject from the background.
  • The standard focal range hits the sweet spot of a natural angle of view, while still being wide enough for street photography. When mounted on a DX-format camera, the lens is equivalent to 60mm, which is a great focal length for flattering portraits.
  • Ultra-compact, weighing in at merely 170g and only 1.8” long, making it easy to carry around for day-long outings.
  • Built with 6 elements in 4 groups with a 9-blade diaphragm that creates a gorgeous, circular bokeh that draws attention to the subject.
  • Utilizes an electromagnetic diaphragm for precise aperture control and stable exposure during continuous shooting.
  • The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 offers a short 0.96ft (0.29m) minimum focusing distance, which is excellent for capturing food and top-down photos of décor and tablescapes.
  • Designed with consideration for dust and drip-resistant performance with a sealing that prevents dust and water droplets from entering the lens.
  • Video shooters will benefit from the quiet operation, natural focus shift that allows for fluid changes when going from close focusing to infinity, reduced focus breathing and smooth aperture control.
  • The lens features an integrated control ring, which can be customized and assigned to adjust focus, ISO, aperture and exposure compensation.

Pricing and Availability
The new NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 compact prime lens will be available starting later this fall (US) for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $299.95.

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