Nikon 40mm f/2.8 AF-S Micro-Nikkor Hands-on Review

We take a look at Nikon’s latest DX lens( – a macro – by doing some street photos of the regular and extra small kind.

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Karan Bhatia says:

see what focal length you shoot most at with your kit, and buy that focal length lens (or whatever is closest). my first lens purchase, when i used DX, was the 40mm, because i was interested in macro photography. the 35 and 50 aren’t macro lenses. it was also between the two, which i liked. i then got the 35mm and the 50 after that, and i used the 35mm more on my DX than i use the 50mm on my FX (which are about equivalent focal lengths on their respective bodies). i shot that 35mm A LOT.

BrickFusionzZ101 says:

im buying this lens 😀

Clover Vue says:

i want this lens but wish it was 1.8 instead

Kris Bohr says:

He makes good Reviews. But to be honest he’s a terrible photographer xD

Planet Of The Humans says:

There are videos that prove the opposite.

Ceko says:

Yikes Kai there’s a spider in your NECK!

Matthew Holmes says:

Awesome video. Informative and entertaining for sure. Kept me laughing.

Brandon DeVault says:

Why is he using a macro lense for street photography wtf

myosat says:

That lens is scary sharp… love it..

Jax Nean says:

Can anyone tell me please what is different Between macro and micro lens?

flowersnclouds says:

Why is this lens f2.8, but the other prime lenses have f1.8 or less? What’s the point of this (while having a look at the price)?

Bow_Tie_ben says:

will you lose any quality from a lenses

Angela Morgan says:

Did you shoot the pics on the street in Auto Mode or Aperture Priority as I never saw you changing aperture?

Gopalakrishnan K says:

That pink camera belongs to Alamby..!!! Miss you Alamby..!!!

Fakhry Lamfon says:

i think its good value but bad performance 

peter beta says:

how is it in comparison with the tamron 60mm 2.0 ?

Kapski NL says:

Bought it last year and have to say i’m very happy with it!
Nice quality images, nice macro function and it is sharp.
So, good for macro, portrait and streetphotography.

And for this price you really can’t go wrong.

Daniel Rimsky says:

pink DSLR … pls kill me 

oOcitizenOo says:

So, after watching this video i don’t know what is better – 40 mm f/2.8 or 35 mm f/1.8g? 


hello I just wondered is this better than the sigma 70-300mm macro?

Themoigt says:

This, or the 35 1.8G?

Nathan Greninger says:

I am a bokeh slut too!I have a 35mm f/1.8 40mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.8. They all have their purposes. Nifty fifty is what you will usually find on the front of my camera. Weird how it has such awesome bokeh.

Ngoc Bui says:

what the!!!

BrickFusionzZ101 says:

woo lego

Charlie Choppa says:

I’m a beginner photographer and I love macro photography. I’ve recently purchased the Nikon D3100 with the 18-55mm lens kit and want something to take good macro shots, is this is the right lens for me?

spartacus3 says:

As usual, a totally useless review by this guy. Why even bother?!

Yomka Hassan says:

This lens looks like 35mm prime lens.I have the 35mm Nikon lens.Should i buy that one for macro photos or 35mm is good enough?

chinmay kamat says:

I can’t agree that this can be a substitute for the 35mm f/1.8 . there is just to much difference between f/1.8 and f/2.8

mahir saeed says:


Тойво Цейво says:

Hey, man! What a body color!? Is this nail polish?

K doshi says:

why does the aperture close down a little when u get closer? Is it because if it stayed at f/2.8 at like 6inches (or whatever it’s closest focusing distance was), the depth of field will be so thin, practically nothing will be in focus and it will be really really hard to get something in completely in focus (like half the eye of the lego man will be in focus)….is this the reason?

BrickFusionzZ101 says:

i bought it 😀

MundMoriginal says:

Thank you, had this one in mind anyway, now i jsut have to safe money for 2 month and im good to go 😀

Henry Africano says:

Yes it is. Pick one up, you’ll love it.

aliwesker says:

for the sake of you sanity don’t buy this have to get extremely close to the subject if subject is an insect or animal or even human they will freak out. plus you lose the 2.8 focal when you zoom. so definitely need extra light. 35 mm is a better option all together, you do not need a 40 mm to have bokeh for that get 50mm 1.8 half the price.

TheFlamingChalupa says:

Close Focusing for macro work.

Aaron C says:

I plan on all three.

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