Nikon AF-S DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Nikon’s newest DX lens is the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G.  It is capable of 1:1 reproduction with a minimum focusing distance of just 6.4 inches.

The DX-designation indicates that it is for Nikon’s APS-C cameras like the D7000 and D5100.  The 1.5x crop factor gives the lens a 60mm equivalent field of view.

The 40mm f/2.8G lens should be available in August at an initial retail price of $279.95.  Check availability on



    • says

      Yes, the D5000 has a DX format sensor. The DX lens was developed to suit the smaller than 35mm DX sensor size.

      The D3s,x and D700 are fx or full 35mm size sensor cameras. The older 35mm Nikon lenes work with the FX and some of the older lenses evfen work with the DX cameras. I have an older Nikon 50mm F/1.8 that works like a charm on my D300. There may be some slight overlaping but I cannot for the life of me, see it. I love the price and speed of that old lens. It’s hard to beat at any price

    • Arthur says

      “DX” is a designation for Nikon’s APS-C format lenses and sensors.
      So yes, the D5000 is a DX and this new 40mm f/2.8 DX lens is compatible.

  1. Ashley Groome says

    For the 5.6 billion people on the planet who live outside the US and who use the metric system – what is 6.4 inches?

    MAny thanks.