NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE)

Everyday inspiration.

Everyday Inspiration.

A true classic.

The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) is now capturing the world with a classic silhouette. Make it your go-to lens and encapsulate a wide range of daily moments with its short minimum focusing distance of 0.29m, and easily create impressive bokeh any time with its constant wide aperture of f/2.

Designed to be iconic.

Stay classy with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE). Its knurling design takes inspiration from the manual NIKKOR lenses from the era of iconic Nikon film cameras, making it a perfect match with the Z fc’s aesthetics.
Compact and sized with mobility in mind, it weighs only at approximately 170g, and measures at 45.5mm (L) x 71.5mm (W).

Transform your scenes.

Build a dreamy world decked out with beautiful bokeh. The f/2 constant wide aperture and a short minimum focus distance of 0.29m of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) allows you to effortlessly create and capture moments against a background of large and soft bokeh - thanks to the 9-blade iris diaphragm. See your work in clarity even while shooting handheld. The f/2 wide aperture provides the versatility to capture in low-light situations by allowing you to use higher shutter speeds.

For life's moments.

Explore a broad spectrum of scenes and subjects from cityscape snapshots to portraits with the versatile angle of view by the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE). When attached to an APS-C size/DX-format camera, an equivalent 60mm medium-telephoto angle of view provides three-dimensional rendering with impressive bokeh — perfectly suited for portraits. 
The perfect balance between compactness and superb autofocus control performance, the lens adopts a small-diameter, high-torque stepping motor (STM) that is outstandingly quiet, fast and accurate. Built tough on the exterior, the lens is designed to be dust- and drip-resistant¹ with a sealing that prevents external contaminants from entering the lens.


Share your perspectives not just in stills, but with also videos. The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) records in near silent with its quiet AF mechanism and click-less control ring to minimise any stray sounds. The focus-breathing reduction function effectively reduces the shifting of angle view for a smooth and natural shift in focus position.


Stepping Motor

NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

1Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.