Nikon 40mm f/2.8G imageNikon UK has today confirmed the launch date and price of a new 40mm, DX-format, macro lens.

Designed for close-up photography, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G will go on sale on 25 August, priced £249.99.

Zurab Kiknadze, Nikon Europe’s product manager for Lenses, Accessories & Software claimed: ‘This specialised macro lens lets you capture intricate details that are impossible to capture with a regular kit lens.’

He added: ‘It’s an affordable way to discover the world of macro photography and is even versatile enough not to limit photographers to that particular subject.’

The 235g newcomer is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 60mm optic.

Features include a minimum focusing distance of 0.163m and 1:1 a reproduction ratio.

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