Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor Lens
This inexpensive, jack-of-all trades lens focuses as close as 6.4 inches away from the subject, making it an excellent choice for macro photography. Details like texture will pop with the 1:1 magnification ratio. The f2.8 aperture and seven-blade diaphragm allows for a nice, soft blur in the background of those close-ups. The autofocus is quiet, and a side switch allows for easy transition to manual for when perfect fine tuning is needed. Nikon's superior integrated coatings are included as well. All of these features come in a very compact size; this lens weighs just under 10 ounces.