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Nikon lens releases

Nikon released its first autofocus lenses back in 1986 and quickly build up one of the most comprehensive camera lens systems available. AF-Nikkors cover all the main focal length and serve a variety of specialty applications. At the same time, Nikon's lens catalog caters equally to the budget-conscious casual shooter and the professional photographer. The company continues to develop its lens offerings and updates existing optics on a regular basis. Unlike some other camera manufacturers, Nikon does not publish a roadmap of upcoming lens releases, but based on industry news and rumors, we can expect a number of new DSLR lenses for the Nikon mount over the coming months.

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The Nikkor system

So what is in the pipeline or rumored in terms of lens releases? Given that the Nikkor lens catalog is rather complete, the focus of Nikon has been on updating and modernizing existing lenses. Focusing motors that are fast and provide smooth and quiet AF for video applications, more effective optical image stabilization, and better lens coatings to reduce flare have thereby been at the forefront of the innovations. Some recent lenses have, however, also seen a fundamental re-design of their optical formulas or are, indeed, entirely new optics. The timeline below acts as a roadmap of recent and upcoming lens launches, and the subsequent table-listing makes it possible to compare the headline specifications of the new optics with existing lenses in the Nikon lineup.

New Lenses for Nikon F

Aug 2018

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

tamron 15 30mm 28 vc usd g2
  • Wide-angle Zoom for Full Frame
  • USD autofocus
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups
  • Filters: none
  • Dimensions: 145 x 98 mm (5.9 x 4.0")
  • Weight: 1,110 g (39.2 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,299
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Aug 2018

Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD

tamron 17 35mm 28 40 osd
  • Wide-angle Zoom for Full Frame
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 16 / 22
  • Aperture blades: 7, rounded
  • Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Filter size: 77
  • Dimensions: 93 x 84 mm (3.8 x 3.4")
  • Weight: 460 g (16.2 oz)
  • Launch Price: $599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Jun 2018

Nikon AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

nikon afs 500mm 56 pf ed vr
  • Tele-photo Prime for Full Frame
  • AFS autofocus
  • Aperture range: f/5.6 - 32
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 19 elements in 11 groups
  • Filter size: 95
  • Dimensions: 237 x 106 mm (9.7 x 4.3")
  • Weight: 1,460 g (51.5 oz)
  • Launch Price: $3,599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Apr 2018

Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro

venus laowa 25mm 28
  • Macro Prime for Full Frame
  • Manual focus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 16
  • Aperture blades: 8
  • Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Filters: none
  • Dimensions: 65 x 82 mm (2.7 x 3.3")
  • Weight: 400 g (14.1 oz)
  • Launch Price: $399
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4

tokina opera 50mm 14
  • Standard Prime for Full Frame
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/1.4 - 16
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 15 elements in 9 groups
  • Filter size: 72
  • Dimensions: 108 x 80 mm (4.4 x 3.3")
  • Weight: 950 g (33.5 oz)
  • Launch Price: $949
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 105mm 14
  • Tele-photo Prime for Full Frame
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/1.4 - 16
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Filter size: 105
  • Dimensions: 132 x 116 mm (5.4 x 4.7")
  • Weight: 1,645 g (58.0 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

sigma 70mm 28 art
  • Macro Prime for Full Frame
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Filter size: 49
  • Dimensions: 106 x 71 mm (4.3 x 2.9")
  • Weight: 515 g (18.2 oz)
  • Launch Price: $569
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD

tamron 70 210mm 40 vc usd
  • Tele-photo Zoom for Full Frame
  • USD autofocus
  • Aperture range: f/4 - 32
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Construction: 20 elements in 14 groups
  • Filter size: 67
  • Dimensions: 175 x 76 mm (7.1 x 3.1")
  • Weight: 859 g (30.3 oz)
  • Launch Price: $799
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art

sigma af 14 24mm 28
  • Wide-angle Zoom for Full Frame
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups
  • Filters: none
  • Dimensions: 135 x 96 mm (5.5 x 3.9")
  • Weight: 1,150 g (40.6 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,299
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

Nikon F-mount autofocus lenses

The table below provides a listing of Nikon FX and DX lenses with their main specifications and prices at the time of their launch. The list covers Nikon's current lens catalog, as well as discontinued optics. The listed prices are not adjusted for inflation, so that older lenses might appear relatively cheap in nominal terms and might have been subject to subsequent price increases. If you are not interested in information on DX lenses for APS-C cameras in the listing below, you can hide the respective rows by un-selecting the checkbox in the table header.

Headline Specifications of Nikon DSLR Lenses
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Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E EDAFS n n 78 x 83 mm 485 g 20171,249 i iNikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VRAFP 72 n 77 x 73 mm 230 g 2017309 i iNikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G EDAFS 77 n 83 x 87 mm 460 g 2009899 i iNikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF-S DX 12-24mm/4 G IF-ED AFS 77 n 81 x 89 mm 482 g 20031,199 i iNikon AF-S DX 12-24mm/4 G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G EDAFS n Y 98 x 132 mm 970 g 20071,899 i iNikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm F4G ED VRAFS 77 Y 83 x 125 mm 685 g 20101,099 i iNikon AF-S 16-35mm F4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-EDAFS 77 Y 83 x 106 mm 745 g 19991,399 i iNikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF EDAF 77 n 83 x 83 mm 370 g 2000499- iNikon AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF ED
Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G EDAFS 77 n 83 x 95 mm 385 g 2013749 i iNikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF 20-35mm f/2.8DAF 77 n 94 x 82 mm 640 g 19931,499- iNikon AF 20-35mm f/2.8D
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Nikon AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8G EDAF Gel n 63 x 63 mm 300 g 2003799 i iNikon AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF 14mm f/2.8D EDAF n n 87 x 87 mm 670 g 20001,449 i iNikon AF 14mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF Fisheye 16mm f/2.8DAFS Gel n 63 x 57 mm 285 g 1993999 i iNikon AF Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF 18mm f/2.8DAF 77 n 82 x 58 mm 380 g 19941,299 i iNikon AF 18mm f/2.8D
Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E EDMF n n 89 x 124 mm 885 g 20163,399 i iNikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED
Nikon AF-S 20mm f/1.8G EDAFS 77 n 83 x 81 mm 355 g 2014799 i iNikon AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8D EDAF 62 n 69 x 54 mm 260 g 1994499- iNikon AF 20mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G EDAFS 77 Y 83 x 89 mm 620 g 20101,999 i iNikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G EDAFS 72 n 78 x 83 mm 355 g 2015749 i iNikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF 24mm f/2.8DAF 52 n 65 x 46 mm 270 g 1994349 i iNikon AF 24mm f/2.8D
Nikon PC-E 24mm f/3.5D EDMF 77 n 83 x 108 mm 730 g 20082,199 i iNikon PC-E 24mm f/3.5D ED
Nikon AF 28mm f/1.4D AsphericAF 72 n 75 x 77 mm 520 g 19941,799- iNikon AF 28mm f/1.4D Aspheric
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4E EDAFS 77 Y 83 x 101 mm 645 g 20171,999 i iNikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8GAFS 67 n 73 x 81 mm 330 g 2012699 i iNikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF 28mm f/2.8DAF 52 n 65 x 45 mm 205 g 1994299 i iNikon AF 28mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4GAFS 67 Y 83 x 90 mm 600 g 20101,699 i iNikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G EDAFS 58 n 72 x 72 mm 305 g 2014529 i iNikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF 35mm f/2DAF 52 n 64 x 44 mm 215 g 1995349 i iNikon AF 35mm f/2D
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Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VRAFS 72 n 80 x 86 mm 480 g 20151,069 i iNikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 67 n 72 x 85 mm 485 g 2008699 i iNikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm/2.8 G IF-ED AFS 77 Y 86 x 111 mm 755 g 20031,499 i iNikon AF-S DX 17-55mm/2.8 G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IIAFS 52 n 73 x 80 mm 205 g 2006199- iNikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRAFS 52 n 73 x 80 mm 265 g 2007199- iNikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR IIAFS 52 n 60 x 66 mm 195 g 2014249 i iNikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6GAFP 55 n 65 x 63 mm 195 g 2016199 i iNikon AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRAFP 55 n 65 x 63 mm 205 g 2016249 i iNikon AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-EDAFS 67 n 73 x 76 mm 390 g 2004399- iNikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 67 n 76 x 89 mm 420 g 2008399 i iNikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IFAFS 67 n 74 x 87 mm 385 g 2006499- iNikon AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 67 n 78 x 97 mm 490 g 2013499 i iNikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VRAFS 72 n 77 x 97 mm 560 g 2005749- iNikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR IIAFS 72 n 77 x 97 mm 565 g 2009649 i iNikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 77 n 83 x 120 mm 830 g 2012999 i iNikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm F3.5-6.3G ED VRAFS 67 n 79 x 99 mm 550 g 2014699 i iNikon AF-S DX 18-300mm F3.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5DAF 62 n 68 x 74 mm 355 g 1987399- iNikon AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G EDAFS 77 Y 83 x 133 mm 900 g 20071,799- iNikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRAFS 82 Y 88 x 155 mm 1,070 g 20152,399 i iNikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
Nikon AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IFAFS 72 n 79 x 83 mm 545 g 2000699 i iNikon AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
Nikon AF-S 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G EDAFS 67 n 73 x 72 mm 412 g 2002349- iNikon AF-S 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF-S 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VRAFS 72 n 78 x 82 mm 485 g 2012499 i iNikon AF-S 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6DAF 72 n 79 x 79 mm 560 g 1996499- iNikon AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VRAFS 72 n 77 x 94 mm 575 g 2003549- iNikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VRAFS 77 n 84 x 104 mm 710 g 20101,099 i iNikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-EDAFS 77 Y 89 x 122 mm 935 g 19991,799- iNikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5DAF 52 n 68 x 71 mm 350 g 1992299- iNikon AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D
Nikon AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6DAF 58 n 63 x 57 mm 250 g 1999129- iNikon AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D
Nikon AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IFAF 62 n 73 x 82 mm 455 g 1998349- iNikon AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF
Nikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6DAF 72 n 71 x 69 mm 300 g 1998499- iNikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D
Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 77 n 83 x 115 mm 800 g 2010949 i iNikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF 35-70mm f/2.8DAF 62 n 71 x 94 mm 670 g 1992499- iNikon AF 35-70mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5DAF 52 n 69 x 73 mm 420 g 1994449- iNikon AF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Nikon AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5NAF 62 n 72 x 117 mm 630 g 1988469- iNikon AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5N
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Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8GAFS 52 n 70 x 53 mm 210 g 2009199 i iNikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon PC-E 45mm f/2.8D EDMF 77 n 84 x 112 mm 780 g 20082,049 i iNikon PC-E 45mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4DAF 52 n 63 x 43 mm 260 g 1995299- iNikon AF 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4GAFS 58 n 74 x 54 mm 290 g 2008449 i iNikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8AF 52 n 65 x 43 mm 155 g 198699- iNikon AF 50mm f/1.8
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8DAF 52 n 64 x 38 mm 155 g 2002149- iNikon AF 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8GAFS 58 n 72 x 53 mm 185 g 2011219 i iNikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Special EditionAFS 58 n 72 x 53 mm 185 g 2013279 i iNikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition
Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1.4GAFS 72 n 85 x 70 mm 385 g 20131,599 i iNikon AF-S 58mm f/1.4G
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Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G EDAFS 52 n 68 x 79 mm 255 g 2005299- iNikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VRAFS 52 n 73 x 100 mm 335 g 2007349 i iNikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR IIAFS 52 n 71 x 83 mm 300 g 2015339 i iNikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II
Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 58 n 77 x 123 mm 530 g 2010399 i iNikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm/2.8 IF ED VRAFS 77 Y 87 x 215 mm 1,470 g 20021,699- iNikon AF-S 70-200mm/2.8 IF ED VR
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR IIAFS 77 Y 87 x 209 mm 1,540 g 20092,099 i iNikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VRAFS 77 Y 89 x 203 mm 1,430 g 20162,799 i iNikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VRAFS 67 n 78 x 179 mm 850 g 20121,399 i iNikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6DAF 62 n 74 x 109 mm 590 g 1993249- iNikon AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6D
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6GAF 62 n 74 x 117 mm 425 g 2000149- iNikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6DAF 62 n 74 x 117 mm 520 g 1998299- iNikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D
Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VRAFS 67 n 80 x 144 mm 745 g 2006699- iNikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VRAFP 67 Y 81 x 146 mm 680 g 2017699 i iNikon AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm F4.5-6.3GAFP 58 n 72 x 125 mm 400 g 2016349 i iNikon AF-P DX 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G
Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VRAFP 58 n 72 x 125 mm 415 g 2016399 i iNikon AF-P DX 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR
Nikon AF 75-240mm f/4.5-5.6DAF 52 n 72 x 122 mm 410 g 1999149- iNikon AF 75-240mm f/4.5-5.6D
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D EDAF 77 n 87 x 187 mm 1,300 g 1997899 i iNikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8D EDAFS 77 n 88 x 207 mm 1,550 g 19991,799- iNikon AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6DAF 52 n 72 x 88 mm 330 g 1995199- iNikon AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D
Nikon AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VRAF 77 n 91 x 170 mm 1,210 g 20001,699- iNikon AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRAFS 77 n 96 x 203 mm 1,570 g 20132,299 i iNikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VRAFS rear Y 128 x 363 mm 3,500 g 201812,399 i iNikon AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4 G IF-ED VRAFS rear Y 124 x 358 mm 3,240 g 20035,499- iNikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4 G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR IIAFS rear Y 124 x 366 mm 3,360 g 20106,999 i iNikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRAFS 95 n 108 x 268 mm 2,300 g 20151,399 i iNikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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Nikon AF-S DX Micro 40mm F2.8GAFS 52 n 69 x 65 mm 235 g 2011279 i iNikon AF-S DX Micro 40mm F2.8G
Nikon AF Micro 60mm f/2.8DAF 62 n 72 x 75 mm 440 g 1993449- iNikon AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G EDAFS 62 n 73 x 89 mm 425 g 2008599 i iNikon AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6DAF 62 n 75 x 175 mm 990 g 1997999- iNikon AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D
Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4DAF 77 n 79 x 74 mm 550 g 19951,299- iNikon AF 85mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4GAFS 77 Y 87 x 84 mm 595 g 20101,599 i iNikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G
Nikon AF 85mm f/1.8DAF 62 n 72 x 59 mm 380 g 1994479- iNikon AF 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8GAFS 67 n 80 x 73 mm 350 g 2012479 i iNikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
Nikon PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8DMF 77 n 83 x 107 mm 650 g 20081,979 i iNikon PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VRAFS 52 n 73 x 99 mm 355 g 2009529 i iNikon AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E EDAFS 82 Y 95 x 106 mm 985 g 20162,199 i iNikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon AF 105mm f/2D DCAF 72 n 79 x 111 mm 620 g 1995999 i iNikon AF 105mm f/2D DC
Nikon AF 135mm f/2D DCAF 72 n 79 x 120 mm 870 g 19951,299 i iNikon AF 135mm f/2D DC
Nikon AF 105mm f/2.8D MicroAF 52 n 75 x 105 mm 560 g 1990649- iNikon AF 105mm f/2.8D Micro
Nikon AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VRAFS 62 Y 83 x 116 mm 790 g 2006899 i iNikon AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF 180mm f/2.8D ED-IFAF 72 n 78 x 145 mm 750 g 1993999 i iNikon AF 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 200mm f/2G ED-IF VRAFS rear Y 124 x 203 mm 2,900 g 20044,999- iNikon AF-S 200mm f/2G ED-IF VR
Nikon AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR IIAFS rear Y 124 x 204 mm 2,930 g 20105,699 i iNikon AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II
Nikon AF Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IFAF 62 n 76 x 193 mm 1,190 g 19931,299 i iNikon AF Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED-IFAFS rear Y 124 x 269 mm 3,100 g 19964,699- iNikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF IIAFS rear Y 124 x 268 mm 2,560 g 20014,999- iNikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF VRAFS rear Y 124 x 268 mm 2,850 g 20045,799- iNikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR IIAFS rear Y 124 x 268 mm 2,900 g 20095,499 i iNikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF 82 n 89 x 219 mm 1,330 g 1987899- iNikon AF 300mm f/4 ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF AFS 77 Y 90 x 223 mm 1,440 g 20001,149 i iNikon AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VRAFS 77 Y 89 x 148 mm 755 g 20151,999 i iNikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED-IFAFS rear Y 160 x 352 mm 4,800 g 19987,799- iNikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF IIAFS rear Y 160 x 352 mm 4,400 g 20017,799- iNikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF II
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR IIAFS rear Y 160 x 368 mm 4,620 g 20079,549 i iNikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VRAFS rear Y 160 x 358 mm 3,800 g 201411,999 i iNikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4D ED-IF IIAFS rear Y 140 x 394 mm 3,430 g 20037,999- iNikon AF-S 500mm f/4D ED-IF II
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VRAFS rear Y 140 x 391 mm 3,880 g 20078,579 i iNikon AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRAFS rear Y 140 x 387 mm 3,090 g 201510,299 i iNikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VRAFS 95 Y 106 x 237 mm 1,460 g 20183,599 i iNikon AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IFAFS rear Y 114 x 457 mm 5,800 g 19968,999- iNikon AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II AFS rear Y 166 x 431 mm 4,750 g 20018,999- iNikon AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VRAFS rear Y 166 x 445 mm 5,060 g 200710,299 i iNikon AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VRAFS rear Y 166 x 432 mm 3,810 g 201512,299 i iNikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VRAFS rear Y 160 x 461 mm 4,590 g 201316,299 i iNikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
 

Nikon Mount FAQ

The Nikon F bayonet mount was first introduced in 1959. Since then, the mount has undergone a number of modifications to improve its functionality and reflect technological developments over time. Some questions related to this evolution and respective answers are listed below.

How did aperture coupling occur with the original F-mount (non-AI) lenses?

The Nikkors that were released between 1959 and 1977 had a little prong on the aperture ring. A pin on the camera had to be inserted into this prong when the lens was mounted in order to enable the transmission of the chosen aperture to the camera. Moreover, after mounting, the aperture ring needed to be turned all the way in both directions for the camera to register the maximum aperture of the lens.

What are AI-lenses?

AI (Auto Indexing) lenses used a different, more convenient system to couple the aperture ring with the light meter of the camera than the ealier non-AI lenses. AI-Nikkors, which are first released in 1977, had a ridge that connects to a feeler on a ring that surrounds the lens mount on the camera. Also, the maximum aperture of the lens is transferred to the camera through a mechanical system, so that no further adjustments to the lens or camera have to be made after attaching the lens to the mount.

How do AI-S lenses differ from AI lenses?

AI-S lenses were introduced from 1981. They further improved the auto-indexing of the lens aperture, such that the movement of the feeler became standardized. As a result, the aperture could now be controlled through the camera, which made it possible to operate the camera not only in Manual Mode or Aperture Priority, but also in Shutter Priority or in Program Mode.

Can manual focus AI and AIS lenses be used with modern digital cameras?

Yes, these legacy lenses can be mounted on all cameras with an F-mount. However, some camera series, such as D3xxx and D5xxx, do not have the aperture feeler any longer, so that the light metering does not work. Also, modern cameras lack the mechanism to determine the maximum aperture of AI/AIS lenses, so one has to enter the maximum aperture in the menu under "non-CPU lens".

How did the autofocus work on the first AF-Nikkors?

Nikon introduced its first autofocus lenses in 1986. These lenses have a screw in the lens mount into which a little screwdriver from the camera, which houses the autofocus motor, connects. Moreover, all AF-lenses have a CPU that communicates the key characteristics of the lens, such as its focal length and minimum aperture, to the camera to enable accurate light metering.

What are AI-P lenses?

AI-P lenses were manual focus Nikkors to which a CPU had been added that transferred the focal length and minimum aperture to the camera. Introduced in 1988, only a few lenses (500mm f/4 P, 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0 P ED,45mm f/2.8 P) were released in this line.

What makes AF-I lenses different?

AF-I Nikkors have an internal motor to autofocus the lens, instead of relying on the earlier in-camera drive. First released in 1992, the technology was only applied to Nikon's super-telephoto lenses of the time.

What does the letter "D" in the lens designation stand for?

A D-lens – introduced in 1992 – can transmit the current focus distance to the camera. This information improves the quality of light metering when setting flash exposure.

What is the difference between AF and AF-S lenses?

AF-S lenses have an ultrasonic ("silent-wave") autofocus motor located in the lens. This feature ‐ first seen in 1998 – makes the autofocus action quieter and faster. Also, these lenses make it possible to manually overturn the autofocus action by turning the focus ring without prior switch to Manual Focus mode. All AF-S lenses are also D-lenses.

What does the letter "G" in the lens designation stand for?

G-lenses were introduced in 2000. A G-lens does not have an aperture ring and, thus, does not work on cameras designed for manual-focus. All G-lenses are also D-lenses.

What is particular about "E" lenses?

In 2008, Nikon introduced the first lenses with an "E" in the lens designation, which implies that these lenses feature electronic diaphragm control. The E-lenses only work correctly on cameras introduced since 2007.

What are AF-P lenses?

In 2016, Nikon launched its first DSLR lenses with stepping motors, which it labelled AF-P. The autofocus on these lenses is faster and quieter than with AF-S and particularly well suited for video recording.

Further Reading

If the existing catalog of native Nikkors does not contain what you are looking for, what about using some legacy lenses on your Nikon? Admittedly one loses autofocus and aperture coupling, but there are some truly excellent lenses that were originally designed for Leica-R cameras and that can be easily adapted to a modern digital camera. Or if you are looking for a bargain, what about some legacy third party optics from Soligor, Tamron Adaptall or Vivitar in Nikon F-mount?

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