The addition of the new NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens is big news for many Nikon shooters using the Z mount system.
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE), a compact and lightweight prime lens, compatible with full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted.
The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) is a compact and lightweight standard prime lens with a heritage design that matches the Nikon Z fc body. The “(SE)” in the product name is short for “Special Edition”. The lens inherits its design features, such as the knurled control ring, from the classic NIKKOR lenses released around the same time as the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera. The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) expands the choice of lenses which suit the Z fc’s heritage design.
The optical performance of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) is the same as that of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2. Its f/2 maximum aperture allows users to easily enjoy imaging expression including beautiful, round-shaped bokeh. With a total length of approximately 45.5 mm and weight of approximately 170 g, its compact size and light weight makes it easy to take it anywhere. The lens is ideal for a wide variety of scenes and subjects, including portraits that utilize bokeh, snapshots, and photos of still objects, with a highly versatile standard angle of view offered by the lens’ 40-mm focal length. When used with an APS-C size/DX-format camera like the Z fc, the lens offers a mid-telephoto angle of view equivalent to that of a 60-mm lens (in 35mm  format) that serves to emphasize the primary subject.
As well as its superior optical performance, effective AF, and dust- and drip-resistance*, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) is designed to blend seamlessly with the user’s aesthetic, enhancing the joy of shooting and ownership.
Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.