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Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G 35mm Primes

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $276.95

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 1961sg a Professional

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2013

Strengths:    -Sharp, Sharp, Sharp.
-1:1 macro

Weaknesses:    What weaknesses?

Bottom Line:   
A real little gem of a lens. Dirt cheap to buy. Excellent, sharp, punchy pictures. Really surprising for a lens this inexpensive. It is light, compact and could easily be used as your all around standard lens. Unlike Canon's compact 50mm macro this lens is capable of shooting at 1:1macro while the Canon requires a teleconverter to achieve the same. If you have a APS-C size (DX) sensor you need to get one of these lenses. It would be a good value at $400

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Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   London Drugs

Similar Products Used:   Canon EF 50mm 2.5 Compact Macro

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Franglais a Expert

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2012

Strengths:    Image quality.
I think it's the sharpest lens I have
Clarity and contrast
Small size
Low cost

Weaknesses:    Can't think of anything

Bottom Line:   
This is probably my best lens as far as image quality goes. Sometimes the images have a three-dimensional quality about them. They are in any case very sharp.

I use this lens occasionaly for document copies and small objects (what a macro lens is intended for) but mostly I use it in the studio for upper body portraits and nudes. I happen to prefer square images in the studio. Cutting the top and bottom off the rectangular image format with my normal lenses (like the 18-200) sometimes gave me images that were sharp but were lacking something undefinable. The 40mm macro gives me that extra clarity and sharpness that I was looking for

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   Salon de la Photo

Similar Products Used:   Tamron 90mm macro with film

Type of photography:   People

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