Capture every moment with the ever-versatile NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

Turn everyday moments into works of art with exceptional image quality for the ultimate creative expression

Sydney, Australia – 14 September 2021 – Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, an all-purpose prime lens that delivers superior optical performance and impressive bokeh expression all packed into a compact and lightweight body. Combined with the next-generation Z lens design that features a smooth satin finish, this lens slips right into your bag as the perfect companion to capture every key moment.

"The versatility of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 makes it easy to seamlessly capture a spectrum of subjects and scenes. The new lens offers a new dimension in image quality, low-light performance, and the ability to produce 2 stunning bokeh. Creators can add an impressive edge to their visual imagery with soft, creamy bokeh, that brings out the beauty of every moment,” said John Young, General Manager, Marketing for Nikon Asia.


Everyday Perfection

Make the most out of the compact mirrorless system with its small size with an astonishingly light weight of approximately 170g. With the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, it is easy to capture day-to-day moments, without compromising on all-round performance with bokeh expression and standard focal length.

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 has adopted a motor with a small-diameter, high-torque stepping motor (STM), striking the perfect balance between compactness and efficiency for users to enjoy its fast and accurate focusing, as well as quiet autofocus (AF) control mechanism. Coupled with the lens’ dust- and drip-resistant performance [1], take the latest addition to the NIKKOR Z line-up wherever you go to capture sharp detail in every image.

A Treat For Your Eyes

From vibrant cityscapes to intimate portraits, capture a wide variety of scenes with the 40mm flexible angle of view, and experience superior optical performance even as you get closer to your subject as desired with the minimum focus distance of 0.29m.

Make your subjects stand out from the scene with an aesthetically pleasing, soft, creamy, rounded bokeh in the background, using the lens’ f/2 aperture and adoption of 9 aperture blades. The fast maximum aperture allows the shutter speed to shoot quickly, even in low-light environments, and prevents minimal camera-shake for sharper shots that utilise bokeh.

From fast-paced street photography in the city to golden-hour moments at the beach, users can effortlessly capture and elevate every moment by bringing the beauty of bokeh to life.

Unmatched Versatility

Users can easily toggle back and forth between photo-taking and video recording modes on the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, ensuring that precious, picturesque moments can be captured effortlessly.

Built for videography, the lens’ impressive quiet operation prevents lens drive and operation noise from being recorded, and its superb operability is capable of filming a natural shift in focus position and brightness level, allowing users to record their surroundings with clarity. The lens also enhances users’ filming experiences by delivering smooth and natural movies with a focus-breathing reduction feature which prevents a shift in the angle of view when trying to acquire focus and a stabilised exposure during aperture changes.

With the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2’s filming capabilities, capturing memorable moments like one’s engagement, a backpacking trip, or a get-together with loved ones can now be made more immersive.

[1] The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations or under all conditions.


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