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p.13 #1 · p.13 #1 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


Hi Mary,

Well, I got as far into the the project as I wanted to go.

As Colin pointed out above, even with the lens mount seal, the weak link in water resistance would still be at the focus ring so sort of defeats the effort for me.

But below is what I saw when proceeding.

First, as indicated in arrow 1, the rubber seal is a separate item and not attached to the lens mount ring. It would be an option to try on the 40mm IF Nikon sold spare parts. But...

Arrows 2 and 3 show the main difference. The lens mount screws into a metal base on the FTZ vs plastic (under the shim) on the 40mm. Also indicated by the different mount screws shown in the second picture below.

The one thing that I have my main question around is shown in arrow 4 on the 40mm. Is this shim there for focus adjustment to compensate for tolerances in the plastic mount? Would it still be needed if swapping the metal mount from the FTZ?

In the end, for me it is not worth the effort. The only benefit I see would be more durability in having a metal mount on the 40mm. But in my opinion you would really have to be mounting and un-mounting a lot to see a difference in wear and tear.

IF you could buy the lens mount ring and rubber seal ring separately, I would consider it. But to cannibalize from a perfectly good FTZ to do this is not worth the effort. My $.02

George





mjgphotoz wrote:
Hey George,

Let us know what you find out if you try this little project!

Mary













Difference in mount screws




Jun 26, 2022 at 11:33 AM
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p.13 #2 · p.13 #2 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


A couple more from the 40mm. Both shot in Morocco.

Carpenter. Z7, 40mm, ISO 3200, f/4, 1/125s



Metal Worker. Z7, 40mm, ISO 3200, f/4, 1/100s




Jun 26, 2022 at 02:29 PM
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p.13 #3 · p.13 #3 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


George,

Great info and pics.
Interesting to see the differences and given this is an 'all plastic' lens I was surprised to see the metal shim.
It could provide some additional strength to the mount.

Colin

GeorgeBo wrote:
Hi Mary,

Well, I got as far into the the project as I wanted to go.

As Colin pointed out above, even with the lens mount seal, the weak link in water resistance would still be at the focus ring so sort of defeats the effort for me.

But below is what I saw when proceeding.

First, as indicated in arrow 1, the rubber seal is a separate item and not attached to the lens mount ring. It would be an option to try on the 40mm IF Nikon sold spare parts. But...

Arrows 2 and 3 show the main difference. The lens mount
...Show more



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Jun 27, 2022 at 01:49 AM
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p.13 #4 · p.13 #4 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


Keith,

Love these shots! Really shows what I like so much about this lens. It has a "feel" about it that really appeals to me.

Mary



Jun 27, 2022 at 09:47 AM
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p.13 #5 · p.13 #5 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


George,

Thanks for the update! Well done. I was pretty sure this was going to be the case. Adding the rubber seal just made me wonder about the alignment from all else aside. I think Nikon designed it as they saw appropriate and will let it go at that.

I was so impressed with the sealing of the 500PF and the D500. It was totally necessary on the last trip due to the weather, and I just protected the Z6_2 and lens when necessary. Horses for courses as they say. That's why they make those "cute but cumbersome" little rain hoodies they charge so much for!

Mary



Jun 27, 2022 at 09:57 AM
 


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p.13 #6 · p.13 #6 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


KLaban wrote:

A couple more from the 40mm. Both shot in Morocco.

Carpenter. Z7, 40mm, ISO 3200, f/4, 1/125s

https://www.keithlaban.co.uk/Carpenter.jpg


Metal Worker. Z7, 40mm, ISO 3200, f/4, 1/100s

https://www.keithlaban.co.uk/Metal_Worker.jpg


Keith,

I took a look at your website. Amazing collection of work.

Colin



Jun 27, 2022 at 11:30 AM
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p.13 #7 · p.13 #7 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


Mary, many thanks, the 40mm is certainly a personal favourite.

Colin, many thanks, much appreciated.



Jun 27, 2022 at 04:01 PM
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p.13 #8 · p.13 #8 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


Just had one delivered yesterday to add to my Z50 travel kit. Will make a handy and light portrait lens when travelling and eventual use when I transition into FF mirrorless.
Since I still have excellent f mount glass I wasn't expecting much from it but first impressions are very good. Hope to get to play with it over the next few days.



Jul 02, 2022 at 04:07 PM
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p.13 #9 · p.13 #9 · Nikon Z 40mm f/2


Travelled light to Wimbledon. Z6ii & 40/2

Watched a match on Court 12 prior to heading over Centre Court (seen in background)
And no, it didn't rain.

Z62_9219 by Colin McIntosh, on Flickr

Colin




Jul 03, 2022 at 04:40 AM
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