I purchased the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens and got it today. Main reason is that I often noticed how I have difficulties to focus close with my other lenses. Because of the minimum focus distance, I couldn’t get up-close to smaller objects. I like to take photos of small things and sometimes I need product phots that fit to articles I write. This can be close-up photos of cables, plugs, logos on products and so on. I didn’t count how often it was impossible for me to take a certain photo, I just can tell you it happened quite often over the years.
I heard about the Nikon 40mm Micro, and that the minimum focus distance of this allows me to be closer to the objects I want to photograph. I had the lens on my wishlist but I am patient and do my research. But last week I pulled the trigger and purchased one. The lens arrived today and I was already able to test it. It will be a great help with product photos, and it also will allow me to get a first impression of macro photography, although 40mm is not perfect for insects, but it might be very handy for flower photos. But then again, I mainly need it for product photography, or photography of small objects. Anyway, I tested the lens already outside, and it’s possible to take some nature photos.
Today I noticed that macro photography can be exhausting, because I had to kneel several times. It’s a lot of up and down, but hey, that is training too (laugh).