Nikon announced a new lightweight and affordable macro lens for DX-format shooters called the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens. The new glass is versatile and ideal for extreme close-ups as well as general portraiture and HD movies with stunning sharpness and flattering bokeh.
The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet or about 6.4 inches. This allows you to really get up close for both still photos and HD video with a life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio. To ensure great lens performance while up close, Nikon's Close-Rance Correction System is used to to achieve critical focus.
The lens is very compact and weighs only nine ounces. It's also super quiet with Nikon's Silent Wave Motor technology that lets you get closer without disturbing your subject. A great travel companion for your DX-format DLSR, this compact, versatile, and affordable lens is priced at $279.95. For more information visit the product page.