Nikon are launching a new 40mm DX-format macro lens for close-up photography that features a 1:1 reproduction and can focus as close as 0.163m (from focal plain). Its fast maximum aperture of  f/2.8 will help you get sharp handheld shots in low light plus you can manually tune the focus just the way you want, without the need to physically switch between auto and manual focus. Measuring approx. 68.5×64.5mm and weighing approx. 235g, this lens features a metal mount with rubber sealing and is supplied with a lens hood HB-61 and soft lens case CL-0915. The AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G lens has an RRP of £249.99 and it's available from 25 August 2011. Visit Nikon for more information.