Photo composite of a woman photographed with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens inset with a photographer's hand on the lens

So small.
So fast.
So classic.

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Our fast 40mm prime with a cool retro design.

This special edition of our 40mm f/2 prime is more than a lens—it’s a shooting style. Fast. In-the-moment. Improvisational. Its compact size and tactile feel make it a smooth operator, and its classic styling elevates the look of any Z camera. Combine that with the great low-light performance, beautiful bokeh and a natural angle of view of the original lens, and you’ve got a 40mm prime that really is special.

An iconic take on a small, fast, versatile lens.

40mm f/2 (SE)

An iconic design mimicking the look of the lenses once used on Nikon’s classic FM cameras.

40mm f/2

The modern Z design with a sleek look and feel.

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Bright, natural views. Beautiful bokeh.

mountain seascape photographed with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens
portrait of a woman, plate of food and photo of a room, all taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens

Stylish point of view on any Z series camera.

A full-frame standard prime, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) works—and looks—great on any Z series camera. On full-frame/FX format cameras like Z 6II and Z 5, it covers the sweet spot between 35mm and 50mm. On APS-C size/DX format cameras like Z fc, Z 50 and Z 30, it delivers a 60mm* field of view.

*35mm equivalent

Photo of a Z 6II with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens on it and of a Z fc with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens on it
photo of a woman drinking tea with crop marks for full frame and for APS-C size camera sensors
photo of a building from the outside, showing a lit interior and low-light exterior, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens

Shoot after hours.

Capture the mood of dimly lit situations with clarity and sharpness, and use faster shutter speeds to freeze action without sacrificing brightness.
photo of mushrooms on a plate, photographed with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens

Get in close.

Focus as close as 0.96 ft. from your subject and reveal the smallest details, ideal for food shots, plants and much more.
photo of a pink flower taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens showing bokeh

Dramatic depth.

Make your subject stand out against a beautifully blurred background. The shallow depth of field of f/2 is enhanced by the lens' 9 rounded blade diaphragm, creating a natural bokeh effect.
photo of a woman in beige with a camera and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens over her purse

Nothing weighing you down.

At just 1.8 inches long and 6 ounces, you'll forget the lens is even there. It doesn't extend or retract, so it's always ready. Take it wherever you go as your main walk-around lens or as a lightweight second lens.

Great for video.

photo of a person's feet in the ocean taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens and overlayed with camera settings
With its natural field of view, suppressed focus breathing, near-silent autofocus and a 9-rounded-blade iris that can be smoothly opened and closed using the click-less control ring, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) is outstanding for videos of all types, from vlogs to cinematic films.
profile of a man in low light with an AF box overlayed on his eye, taken with the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens

Fast, reliable focus.

A new high-torque stepping motor operates at blazing fast speeds in near silence, whether using Eye-Detection AF or continuous subject tracking.
close up photo of the texture of the knurling on the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens

Customizable control.

The smooth click-less control ring can be customized for the way you shoot. Use it for precise manual focusing or to adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
illustration of sealing of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens

Dust and drip resistant.

The lens barrel and all moving parts are designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance with sealing that prevents dust and water droplets from entering the lens.*

*The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.


  • Aspherical Lens

    Aspherical Lens

    A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.
  • Super Integrated Coating

    Super Integrated Coating

    Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
  • IF Lens

    IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
  • Stepping Motor

    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

    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.

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