Nikkor Z 40mm F2

Today I took the time to walk around with the Nikkor Z 40mm f2 mounted on the Nikon Z f. Long story short; Personally, I really like the 40mm focal length.

The lens isn't the most expensive one around, which shows in two major aspects to me, namely the plastic feel (although build quality itself seems all right) and it being a tad soft wide open. Stopping it down a notch already mitigates the softness. But again, the value for money is there for sure!

Those are the most important negatives for me to date. And these are easily overcome by the overall image quality the lens helps to produce. Next to that, it is (obviously) a good match to the Z f.

40mm // 1/3200 // ISO 100 // f2

About the Nikon Z f

There is a lot to say about it, which if you scroll through YouTube once a while, you've probably seen it all. Now, for a big part, it is all about your reference if it comes down to how you would experience the machine. YouTube, for the most part, is downright not the right place to be if it comes to shiny new photography gear and how you would feel using it.

This specific camera its feel, for many photographers, will be quite important. Since it is mostly geared towards the enthusiast. Knowing this, specs are great, AF is quick and accurate as well. I would say the body is a bit on the large side, but acceptable. If you watched online content regarding the camera, you will probably have noticed this already.

The shutter sound is subjective. To me, it sounds...well, a bit between plastic and ok. Hoping you understand this somewhat strange explanation.

The controls however feel quite good and build quality also feels solid. The first things I noticed, in terms of handling, is that the front dial is a bit difficult to rotate with the grip attached to the body. And that grip, does help a lot with the overall handling of the body.

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