Nikon Lens and Camera Information

This article describes the main features of Nikon lenses and cameras, especially their compatibility with each other.

Nikon Lenses & Cameras

Nikon Lenses & Cameras

Navigation:

  1. Miscellaneous Mounts for Nikon Digital Cameras
  2. Nikon DX, Nikon FX, Nikon CX, IX-Nikkor

  3. Auto focus
  4. Iris control
  5. Focus distance transmission, D-type lenses
  6. Old Nikon autofocus lenses
  7. Example of 'reading' the lens name
  8. Comments
Basic separation of Nikon interchangeable lens cameras

Basic separation of Nikon interchangeable lens cameras

Miscellaneous Mounts for Nikon Digital Cameras

A bayonet mount is a way of attaching a lens to a camera.

Nikon digital cameras with interchangeable lenses are divided into three types, depending on the type of mount.

  • digital Mirror Cameras (CZK) with a bayonet mount Nikon F
  • digital Mirrorless Cameras (BZK) with a bayonet mount Nikon Z
  • digital Mirrorless Cameras (BZK) with a bayonet mount Nikon 1

All lenses with Nikon F mount can be used on cameras with Nikon Z mount using a special adapter Nikon FTZ. With this adapter, only Nikon lenses that have a built-in focus motor (marked with a lens name) are fully compatible. AF-I, AF-S, AF-P).

Lenses with a Nikon F type AF mount (with auto focus support but no built-in focus motor) will not automatically focus on cameras Nikon Z using adapter Nikon FTZ.

List of all Nikon DSLR cameras with Nikon F mount

D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D50, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850, D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D5, D6, Df + Kodak DCS PRO 14n (and its modifications) and Kodak DCS Pro SLR / n (and its modifications) + Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro.

List of all Nikon digital mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount

  1. Nikon Z5
  2. Nikon Z6
  3. Nikon z6 ii
  4. Nikon Z7
  5. Nikon z7 ii
  6. Nikon Z50

List of all 'Nikon Nikkor Z' full-frame lenses for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount

Fixes:

  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm 1: 1.8 S
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 24mm 1: 1.8 S
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm 1: 1.8 S
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.2 S
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.8 S
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 58 mm 1:0.95 S Nod
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S

Zuma:

  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-24 mm 1:2.8 S
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z +14mm 1: 4 S
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z +24mm 1: 4-6.3
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z +24mm 1: 4 S
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z +24mm 1: 2.8 S
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z +24mm 1: 4-6.3 VR
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z +70mm 1: 2.8 VR S

Lenses are designed to work with Nikon Z series cameras: Z5, Z6, Z6 II, Z7, Z7 II + Z50.

All of these lenses have a Nikon STM (Stepping Motor) built-in focusing motor, similar to lenses. Nikon AF-P. As well as an electromagnetic diaphragm similar to lenses Nikon E.

The letter 'S' in the lens data only means they belong to the new line of mirrorless lenses Nikon S.

The exact list of system mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses Nikon 1:

Nikon has released a series of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses and Nikon 1 mount and 1 Nikkor lenses (they are also called Nikon CX).

On these cameras, it is best to use specially designed Nikon CX lenses (the same as 1 Nikkor).

An exact list of all Nikkor 1 lenses:

Fix Lenses:

  1. Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10mm f / 2.8 (black and silver)
  2. Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f / 2.8 (only black)
  3. Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f / 1.8 (black, silver, white)
  4. Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f / 1.2 (black, silver)

Zoom lenses

  1. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f / 3.5-5.6 (black and silver)
  2. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f / 3.5-5.6 (8 color options)
  3. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f / 3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM (6 color options)
  4. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f / 4-5.6 (5 color options)
  5. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f / 4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM (only black)
  6. Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f / 3.5-5.6 (6 color options)
  7. Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f / 3.5-5.6 (black, silver, white)
  8. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f / 3.8-5.6 (8 color options)
  9. Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f / 4.5-5.6 N (only black)
  • AW (All Weather) - all-weather lenses. These lenses are best suited for a secure camera. Nikon 1 AW1.
  • PD-Zoom (Power Drive Zoom) - lenses with automatic zoom. In such lenses, the focal length can be changed automatically, rather than manually rotating the zoom ring. To do this, on such lenses there is a TW slider (Tele - Wide, for zooming in the body [Tele] range or wide-angle [Wide] range).

To install FX or DX lenses on Nikon 1 series cameras you need to use FT1 adapter at the same time, automatic focusing is retained only with AF-S lenses (possibly AF-P) and only with certain lenses specified in this the table.

UPD: In the summer of 2018, the Nikon 1 system stopped its development.

Nikon FX and Nikon DX digital cameras and lenses, their difference

Nikon digital and mirrorless cameras are divided into two types, depending on the size of the sensor: FX and DX. Lenses for these cameras are also marked in the same way.

FX lenses are designed for full-format FX cameras (also called full-frame, or full-size, or full-frame).

DX lenses are designed for cropped DX cameras (they are also called crop, or cameras with APS-C sensor size).

Nikon FX cameras have a matrix the size of a classic 35 mm film, DX cameras have a smaller matrix, the so-called 'cropped', with a frame diagonal 1.5 times smaller than in FX.

The full-size Nikon D750 camera is labeled 'FX' on its chassis. Here it is shown along with the Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat full-lens

Full-format camera Nikon D750 It is labeled 'FX' on its case. Here it is shown along with a full-format lens. Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 4G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat

Before the Nikon DX cameras, there were only full-frame Nikon FX cameras and lenses that don't really have the FX designation, since at that time it was not necessary to separate the full frame and the cropped one. Examples of lenses from full-frame cameras:

As you can see, the prefix 'FX' is not indicated in the lens name. If the lens does not have the designation DX or CX, then this is a full-frame lens for the FX camera.

After the advent of digital SLR cameras, Nikon DX, the manufacturer, to save on glass, metal and plastic, began the production of DX lenses. And all lenses for cropped cameras already had the DX designation. Examples of DX lenses:

As you can see, all lenses have the letters DX in the name.


Important about DX and FX


Exact list of all Nikon DX cameras:

D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600

Nikon Z: Z50

+ Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro.

It is very important, so important that everyone should know this: All Nikon DX series cameras have the same real physical size of their sensor (matrix). The size is approximately 23.6 mm X 15.8 mm. Physical size is not directly related to the number of MegaPixels.


Exact listing of all Nikon FX cameras

Nikon F: D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850, D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D5, D6, Df

+ Kodak DCS PRO 14n (and its modifications) and Kodak DCS Pro SLR / n (and its modifications)

Nikon Z: Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6, Nikon z6 ii, Nikon Z7, Nikon z7 ii

It is very important, so important that everyone should know this: all cameras of the Nikon FX series have the same real physical size of their sensor (matrix). The size is approximately 36 mm X 24 mm. Physical size is not directly related to the number of MegaPixels.

Recommended use:

  • All Nikon DX lenses can and should preferably be used on Nikon DX series sprinkler cameras (the exact list is listed above).
  • All Nikon DX lenses can be used on full-frame cameras such as Nikon D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D5, D6, Df, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850 but the camera will either use only part of its sensor to take the photo, or the resulting image will have unrecoverable vignetting and other distortions at the edges and corners of the frame. This is due to the fact that DX lenses cannot project an image onto a large matrix of FX cameras. Using DX lenses on FX cameras is not recommended.. Full-frame cameras can automatically recognize the DX lens and tune in to work with it. Personally, I see no reason to buy an expensive full-frame digital SLR camera and use more 'simple' DX lenses on it.
  • For all Nikon FX cameras, it is recommended that you use only Nikon FX lenses.
  • All full-frame lenses (lenses from FX cameras) can be used on DX cameras without any problems, and you only need to consider the visual effect of crop factor.

As an example, a full-frame shot Nikon D700 FX (Full frame) and cropped lens Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical. The camera is set to full-frame mode '' image area FX'. It can be seen that the cropped lens gives black angles (vignette) and the picture is not suitable for use.

Black angled shot

Black angled shot

If you take the same photo, but in the camera mode 'image area DX', then the camera will automatically use only the central region of its matrix and as a result, the picture will be like from any other Nikon DX camera. Below is the same picture on Nikon D700 FX (Full Frame) in 'DX image area'.

Indeed, full-length Nikon FX cameras can use cropped lenses in 'DX' cropping mode. In this mode, only the central part of the camera’s sensor will be used, which is equal in size to the sensor used in Nikon DX cameras, which will avoid vignetting using a cropped lens on full-format cameras. To do this, in the camera menu, just turn on the function 'Image area' -> 'Select. image area 'and select the value' DX 24x16 format 'there.

Full frame in DX mode

Full frame in DX mode

If you summarize the above points, then it begs small conclusion - Conventional FX lenses can be used on all types of cameras: FX and DX. And lenses from cropped DX cameras are not recommended for use on full-frame FX cameras.

An accurate list of all Nikon DX Nikkor lenses

Fixes

  1. Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5 mm 1: 2.8G ED with a golden ring (review here)
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35 mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical (review here)
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Microphone Nikkor 40 mm 1: 2.8G SWM (review here)
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Microphone Nikkor 85 mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 (review here)

Wide angle

  1. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 10-20 mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR (price is here)
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED SWM IF Aspherical (review here)
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24 mm 1:4G ED SWM IF Aspherical with a golden ring (review here)

Universal

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-80 mm 1: 2.8-4E N ED VR Nano crystal coat SWM IF Aspherical with a golden ring (price is here)
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-85 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical (review here)
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 17-55 mm 1:2.8G ED SWM IF Aspherical with a golden ring (review here)
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM Aspherical [black / silver] (review here)
  5. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM Aspherical [black / silver] (review here)
  6. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G SWM VR Aspherical (review here)
  7. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII VR II (review here)
  8. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G (price is here)
  9. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G VR (review here)
  10. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED SWM IF Aspherical (review here)
  11. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical [Thailand / China] (review here)
  12. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM IF Aspherical (review here)
  13. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-140 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical [Thailand / China] (review here)
  14. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical [Japan / China] (review here)
  15. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical (review here)
  16. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical (price is here)
  17. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-6.3G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical (review here)

Televisions

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200 mm 1: 4-5.6G ED SWM [Black / Silver, Japan / China] (review here)
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200 mm 1: 4-5.6G ED VR IF SWM (review here)
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200 mm 1: 4-5.6GII ED VR II (review here)
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-300 mm 1: 4.5-5.6G ED VR SWM HRI (review here)
  5. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 70-300 mm 1: 4.5-6.3G ED (price is here)
  6. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 70-300 mm 1: 4.5-6.3G ed VR (price is here)


All Nikon DX lenses for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount

  1. Nikon Nikkor Z DX 50-250 1: 4.5-6.3 VR
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50 1: 3.5-6.3 VR

Nikon DX Professional SLR Lenses

I called the Nikon DX lenses more 'simple' for good reason. It just so happened that all Nikon professional optics are lenses for a full frame. The only professional lenses for Nikon DX cameras are:

These lenses have gold ring near the front lens - a sign of higher class lenses. These lenses are listed on the Nikon NPS (Nikon Professional Services - 'Nikon Professional Services').

Attention: Nikon Nikkor DX lenses do not indicate equivalent focal length (EGF), but the physical real focal length of the lens. Focal length is a physical parameter of the lens itself, which does not change when installed on different cameras. And for FX and DX lenses, to know the EGF when used on cropped DX cameras, you need to multiply the focal length by crop factor Kf = 1.5X. For example, EGF lens Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII VR II AF-S DX Nikkor on the cropped camera Nikon D7100 will be 27-82,5mm (18 * 1.5 and 55 * 1.5). The relationship of focal length and viewing angle can be viewed here.

Useful: if in the menu of full-format cameras in the “AF point illumination” setting, select “Off”, then after turning on one of the cropping modes (in fact, crop), the unused area of ​​the image visible in JVI, will be darkened, which greatly facilitates sighting using crop mode. The following shows how unused areas are obscured. JVI when you turn on certain crop modes.

Dimming the unnecessary area of ​​the viewfinder while shooting in one of the crop modes

Dimming the unnecessary area of ​​the viewfinder while shooting in one of the crop modes


About Auto Focus

For the ability to automatically focus the lens on the Nikon Nikkor lens designations AF, AF-I, AF-S and AF-P.

What is the difference between AF-S / AF-P / AF-I and AF lenses? In the AF lens, focusing is due to the motor of the camera, in such cases it is said that the camera has a 'screwdriver' or focus motor. In contrast, in AF-S / AF-I / AF-P lenses, focusing is due to a motor directly integrated into the lens itself.

Lenses labeled 'AF'

Such lenses do not have a built-in autofocus motor and will automatically focus only on cameras in which there is a focus motor ('screwdriver').

Defining such a lens is very simple - in its name it has only the prefix 'AF'. Also, such lenses have a special groove on the bayonet side, with the help of which the torque of the 'screwdriver' is transmitted. What is at stake can be seen in the photo below:

AF Lens - Highlights

AF Lens - Highlights

An exact list of Nikon DSLR cameras with a built-in focus motor:

D50, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850, D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2xs, D2h, D2hs, D3, D3x, D3s, D4, D4s, D5, D6, Df

+ Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro, Kodak DCS PRO 14n (and its modifications) and Kodak DCS Pro SLR / n (and its modifications)

Example AF Lens - Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G. In turn, this lens will not be able to automatically focus on cameras that do not have a focus motor.

Cameras that do not have a built-in focus motor require the use of AF-S / AF-I / AF-P lenses.

Exact list of Nikon digital cameras without built-in focus motor:

D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600

+ Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6, Nikon z6 ii, Nikon Z7, Nikon z7 ii, Nikon Z50 using adapter Nikon FTZ

With these cameras, only auto focus and sound confirmation of focus will not work, all other important functions, such as auto metering exposure and auto iris control will work well.

Lenses marked 'AF-S'

For such lenses, the focus motor is already integrated directly into the lens barrel. These lenses will automatically focus on all Nikon cameras. These lenses include Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical.

The designation 'AF-S' is on the main lens name, which is usually written in golden letters. The photo shows the Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat

The designation 'AF-S' is on the main lens name, which is usually written in golden letters. The photo shows Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat

Almost always on AF-S lenses you can also find the prefix 'SWM', which means Silent Wave Motor (quiet wave / ultrasonic motor).

Important: SWM motors come in two main types, details here.

If you use optics from other manufacturers, you need to know for sure whether the lens has a built-in motor or not, the designations of each manufacturer have their own and do not intersect with the designations of Nikon Nikkor lenses.

It is often said that on junior cameras from the Nikon line (their list is a bit higher) you cannot use 'serious optics', but this is actually a fallacy. It is only about the fact that autofocusing with certain lenses (and all the functions related to focusing) will not work with these cameras. With manual focus, confirmation of successful focusing will indicate green circle in the viewfinder, and Live View and electronic range finder nobody canceled.

Attention: Nikon’s new non-motorized cameras still lose the ability to automatically control distortion (distortion, vignetting) when working with non-motorized lenses. All other functions will work just as well as with optics that have a focus motor.

If you install an AF-S, AF-P or AF-I lens on a camera with a built-in focus motor, which also has a built-in focus motor, then this is not a big deal. In this case, the built-in motor of the camera simply turns off automatically, and focusing is always performed only with the lens motor. There will never be any conflicts in the work between the camera and the lens.

Interesting: when using AF lenses, different cameras may have different focusing speeds. This issue has been considered in detail. here.

Important: due to certain features related with no EE lever for reading the extreme position of the diaphragm ringon cameras Nikon D3400, D3500 The following 'AF-S D' type lenses will not work normally (this applies only to these cameras):

  1. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1: 2.8D SWM IF Aspherical
  2. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1: 2.8D SWM
  3. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D Silent wave motor
  4. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 300mm 1: 4D
  5. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 300mm 1: 2.8D
  6. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 300mm 1: 2.8D II
  7. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 400mm 1: 2.8D [black / silver]
  8. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 400mm 1: 2.8D II
  9. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 500mm 1: 4D
  10. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 500mm 1: 4D II
  11. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 600mm 1: 4D
  12. Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 600mm 1: 4D II
  13. as well as all lenses AF-I

Lenses marked 'AF-P'

In January 2016, Nikon introduced the Nikon Nikkor AF-P lenses. Designation 'AF-P' (Auto Focus Pulse motor) indicates the presence of a fast and stepping focusing motor Nikon STM (Stepping Motor). 'AF-P' lenses work similarly to 'AF-S', only quieter, faster and more accurate. The same type of motor is used in lenses for mirrorless cameras Nikon Z.

Designation 'AF-P' on the Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G

Designation 'AF-P' on the Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G

Please note that not all Nikon cameras can work correctly with 'AF-P' lenses, for some cameras you will have to update the firmware so that it is fully compatible with 'AF-P'.

Complete list of Nikon 'AF-P' lenses:

  1. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 10-20 mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR
  2. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G
  3. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G VR
  4. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 70-300 mm 1: 4.5-6.3G ED
  5. Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 70-300 mm 1: 4.5-6.3G ED VR
  6. Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300 mm 1: 4.5-5.6E VR ED

Auto focus with AF-P lenses will only work with cameras (exact list):

D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D3300, D3400, D3500, D7100, D7200, D7500, D500 + D4, D4s, D5, D6, Df, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850, D750, D780, D600, D610 + Nikon Z6, Nikon z6 ii, Nikon Z7, Nikon z7 ii, Nikon Z5, Nikon Z50 with adapter FTZ

Important: some of these cameras will need to use the latest firmware.

Auto and manual focus will not work with cameras (exact list):

D700, D3, D3s, D3x, D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D50, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100 + Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro + Kodak DCS PRO 14n и Kodak DCS Pro SLR / n.

Lenses labeled 'AF-I'

Side are the Nikon AF-I lenses. Motor lenses per se 'AF-I' (Auto Focus Internal Motor) - Very rare lenses, and also very expensive. Some users mistakenly call them 'AF-1' ('AF-one').

Some of these lenses use a built-in focusing motor for focusing, built on the basis of conventional electric micro-motors, which are pretty noisy during focusing. There is no exact data on what type of motor is used in Nikon AF-I lenses.

Attention: there is no exact information whether amateur-level cameras will work with such lenses. But, most likely, no mortal will ever mount such a lens on a simple amateur camera.

AF-I designation on the Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 300mm 1: 2.8D lens

AF-I designation on the Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 300mm 1: 2.8D lens

Full list of Nikon AF-I lenses:

  1. Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 300mm 1: 2.8D, 1992-1996
  2. Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm 1: 2.8D, 1994-1998
  3. Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 500mm 1: 4D, 1994-1997
  4. Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 600mm 1: 4D, 1992-1996

When choosing a lens, the most important parameters are its type (FX, DX) and the focusing method. If you now know which FX or DX camera you have, with or without a built-in focus motor, then selecting the lens with just these two parameters will give you all the necessary functions for shooting.

Typically, lenses without a built-in focusing motor are cheaper than their motorized counterparts. If you have a camera with a motor, then in a sense you can save on lenses. As an example, you can look at Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII)which is very cheap:


All Nikon 50mm F / 1.8 Prices

A version with a focus motor Nikon AF-S 50mm F / 1.8G costs a lot more.


Focus switch 'M / A-M' and 'A-M' or lack thereof

Nikon lenses usually have a focus mode switch. The 'A-M' (or 'M-A') switch means that the lens can only be switched to the automatic focus mode 'A' (Auto), or only to the manual focus mode 'M' (Manual). The 'M / A-M' switch indicates that the lens can work in 'M / A' - automatic mode with the ability to manually adjust the focus at any time. The 'M' mode allows you to control focus only manually.

Two types of lens focus mode switch

Two types of lens focus mode switch. Photos from the instructions for the camera Nikon D3200

'M / A' The mode is useful in that you do not need to put the lens in the 'M' position for manual focus. When you start to focus manually in the 'M / A' mode, auto focus switches off instantly, and the lens only listens to the photographer. 'M / A' works with any available focus method on the camera itself. If you release the focus ring, the lens will immediately go into automatic focus mode. Also, with its help you can easily use focus trap effect. If there is no focus mode switch, such as on the lens Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF Nikkor, then the focus mode should be selected on the camera itself.

Focus mode switch

Focus mode switch - two types. Also, under the lens mount button, there is a lever on the camera that performs AF M focus switching for lenses that do not have a switch.

Some Nikon lenses have additional specific modes 'A / m'and'Memory Recall', read about which you can here. There are also features of the 'A' focus mode for some Nikkor AF-S lenses with the 'A-M' switch, which you can read about here.


About Iris Control Features

On Nikon lenses you can meet another interesting designation - letter 'G' - a lens with such a letter can control the diaphragm only directly from the camera, but the lens does not have an aperture control ring.

G ('Gelded') lenses, in fact, cannot be used with some old film cameras, since the aperture there will be permanently closed. Also, lenses with aperture ring (Non-G) can be used more flexibly for various kinds of photo surveys, such as reverse macro shot.

Mythology: It is often said that there are 'D' and 'G' lenses, D with the aperture control ring, and G without the aperture control ring. In fact it's a delusion - the letter 'D' (or 'AF-D') indicates the possibility of transmitting the focusing distance to the subject into the camera - this simplifies calculating the flash output for the correct exposure. The misconception is that almost all 'D' lenses have a diaphragm control ring, because they did not previously indicate a division into lenses with a diaphragm ring and without a diaphragm ring.

The difference between the lens G and without G (for example, Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4D and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4G SWM lenses)

The difference of the lens G and without G (for example, lenses Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4D и Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4G SWM)

The protrusion for reading the extreme position of the aperture ring on the Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.8D lens, which is a NON-G type lens, that is, one that has an aperture control ring.

Lug for reading the extreme position of the aperture ring on the lens Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.8Dwhich is a NON-G type lens, that is, one that has an aperture control ring.

Very important: in order to use the 'NON-G' type lens (with aperture ring) in the same way as the G-type lens (control the aperture from the camera), you need to turn the aperture control ring to the maximum value of the F number, usually it is F16, F22, F32 and switch the special lock on the lens, which will fix the aperture control ring in a fixed position. Different lenses either snap the ring in the extreme position or require manual locking using a special switch. If this is not done, a number of cameras will display the error 'fEE' (the aperture ring is not installed) on the display.

Some cameras allow you to control the iris with autofocus NON-G lenses in metering modes exposure A (aperture priority) and M (manual mode) using the aperture ring. To do this, in the camera menu, find the item 'Control dial settings' -> 'Set aperture' and set the value to 'Aperture ring'. In S modes (priority excerpts) and P (program mode), the display will still show the error 'fEE' (the aperture ring is not installed). When using auto focus lenses, I recommend using the 'Control dial settings' -> 'Aperture setting' -> 'Sub-command dial' function.

In addition, Nikon has released several lensesE'-types, which also do not have a diaphragm control ring, and the diaphragm itself is closed by means of an electromagnetic drive located inside the lens. More details in the section 'Nikon E'.

Important: Nikon D3400, D3500 the only cameras that do not support auto iris control with Non-G lenses (which have an iris control ring). With these lenses Nikon D3400, D3500 cameras only work in 'M' mode (in fact, with all lenses that have an aperture ring, cameras Nikon D3400, D3500 will not work).


The difference between D lenses and just AF lenses without the letter D (Non-D)

The letter “D” in the lens name indicates that the camera receives information from the lens about the distance the lens was focused on.

The difference in AF D and just AF lenses

The difference in AF D and just AF lenses

It's important: all 'G' and 'E' type lenses also transmit to the camera a value about the focusing distance to the subject and at the same time they are 'D'-lenses.

Remember once and for all: the letter 'D' has nothing to do with the presence of the iris control ring. It just so happened that most lenses with an aperture control ring can transmit the focus distance and are marked with the letter 'D'. Typically, lenses are labeled at the same time. 0 'G' and 'AF-S'or at the same time 'AF 'and' D 'but there are many exceptions, for example Nikon ED AF Nikkor 28-200mm 1:3.5-5.6G IF Aspherical - an instance that does not have an aperture control ring (G), but at the same time has an old screwdriver aftofocus (AF). Also, for example, there is Nikon 28-70mm 1: 2.8D ED AF-S Nikkor - which has a built-in focus motor (AF-S) and aperture control ring (NON-G), while transmitting the focus distance (D).

Differences when using AF lenses with the letter D and AF without “D” when the flash is off, you will not notice, since it is practically absent. But it’s worth turning the flash into TTL mode, as soon as you feel the difference in metering exposure. Important: AF lenses without the letter “D” (NON-D) in their name do not transmit the focus distance and poorly measure exposure with TTL flash units. To make it easier to understand what I'm talking about, I conducted a test. I mounted a camera on a tripod Nikon D200 with Nikon flash S in TTL mode. The first shot I took with a lens Nikon 35-70mm f / 3.3-4.5 AF Nikkor (without the letter D in the name), the second with the lens Nikon 35mm f / 1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor. It immediately became clear that the picture from the first lens was poorly exposed

Difference in flash operation between Non-D, D lenses

Difference in flash operation between Non-D, D lenses

There are a lot of lenses like AF without “D” (NON-D), for example Nikon 70-210mm f / 4 AF or Nikon 35-70mm f / 3.3-4.5 AF Nikkor. If you do not plan to use AF lenses without a “D” with a flash, then you can safely buy them and shoot for your pleasure. And for good automatic operation with the flash, you need to take AF with the letter D or AF-S / AF-P / AF-I lenses.

Attention: Also, transmitting the focusing distance to the camera allows you to use 3D Matrix Metering on some Nikon film cameras, which can significantly improve the quality of the exposure meter.

'E' type lenses

The most recent modern lenses in their name have the letter 'E', which means'Electromagnetic diaphragm '-'Electromagnetic diaphragm'. Such lenses control the diaphragm (open and close the petals) using the electromagnetic mechanism built into the lens. Like 'G'-type lenses,' E'-type lenses do not have an aperture control ring. 'E'-type lenses are also' G'-type lenses.

Do not confuse the new marking 'E', which indicates the principle of aperture operation, and the old marking 'E (LENS SERIES E)', which indicates budget manual lenses, for example Nikon Lens Series E 50mm 1: 1.8.

'E' designation for electromagnetic iris lenses

'E' designation for electromagnetic iris lenses

The exact list of digital cameras that support working with 'E'-type lenses:

Nikon D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D5, D6, Df, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850, D300, D300s, D500, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500

+ Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6, Nikon z6 ii, Nikon Z7, Nikon z7 ii, Nikon Z50 with Nikon FTZ adapter

+ Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, S1, S2, V1, V2, V3, AW 1 with Nikon FT-1 adapter

The exact list of cameras that do not support working with 'E'-type lenses:

Nikon D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D3000

+ Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro

+ Kodak DCS PRO 14n и Kodak DCS Pro SLR / n

'E' type lenses on the cameras in this list will always shoot at full aperture. Other features of the work are possible.

Complete list of all Nikon 'E' lenses:

You will find more useful information in this section. 'Nikon' E 'Lenses.


Old non-autofocus (manual) Nikon lenses

Nikon has a lot of old lenses that don't have an autofocus system. Such lenses require manual focus, as well as on younger Nikon cameras unavailable metering exposure. Some lenses are still available, for example, Nikon 50mm f / 1.2 AI-S Nikkor MF. Usually, old lenses are indicated by letters MF, AI, AI-S, PRE-AI, NON-AI. All of them say that the lens does not have autofocus and indicate the type of iris control.

You can find more details about working with old lenses in my separate article “Work with old Nikon lenses"


Example of 'reading' the lens designations:

The rest of the letters in the names of the lenses simply indicate the presence of some additional features. Consider the long name of the lens Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

  • Nikon - Nikon lens.
  • DX - the lens is designed for DX cameras, on FX cameras it will give strong vignetting.
  • AF-S - The lens has a built-in focusing motor and it will be possible to focus automatically on any Nikon digital SLR camera.
  • Nikkor - almost all Nikon lenses are called 'Nikkor' (Almost all).
  • 18-200 mm Is a limit pointer focal length the lens. 18 mm - the widest angle, 200 mm - the narrowest angle.
  • 1: 3.5-5.6 Is a pointer to the maximum relative aperture of the lens. The maximum aperture of F / 3.5 is available at 18 mm focal length, only F / 200 is available at 5.6 mm. That is, this indicates that when zooming changes aperture the lens.
  • G - you can control the diaphragm only from the camera. The diaphragm ring is missing.
  • II - (near the letter G) - designation of the second lens modification.
  • ED - Extra-low Dispersion Glass says that the lens is used special low dispersion glass, which allows you to get a better picture
  • SWM Silent Wbird Motor - quiet wave (ultrasonic) focus motor. Indication of the type of focus motor.
  • VR - Vibration Reduction - stabilizer that allows the use of longer excerpts for shooting without grease.
  • IF - Internal Focusing - a lens with internal focusing, when focusing, the front lens does not move. Important when using filters.
  • Aspherical - the lens uses special aspherical ASP, to improve the image.
  • Ø72 - diameter of the front filter
  • Made in thailand - Country of origin, made in Thailand.

Similarly, just by the name of any lens can draw a lot of useful information. You will find recommendations for choosing a camera and lenses here.

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.

Я constantly updating and supplementing this article. The article was last edited on 03.07.2019/58/0.95 (added information on XNUMX / XNUMX and IX-NIKKOR).

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. Take a look to the Radozhiva group on Facebook.

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Comments: 645, on the topic: Information on lenses and cameras Nikon

  • Vladimir

    In this article, the complete list of lenses for FX cameras is really lacking.
    I switched to FF and literally looking for those that are suitable. I almost sold my screwdriver fifty-eight 1.8D, which I used on a DX camera. By chance I read from you that it is suitable for FX. Really fits and works great even better! It may not be in my eyes, but where can I see a list of lenses for the D750? Can someone advise a universal inexpensive zoom except Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F / 2.8? Preferably with a stub. I am considering the Chinese.
    Thank you!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Inexpensive and bright and with a stub for a full frame does not exist. The most affordable is the tamron 24-70 VC.

      • Vladimir

        Arkady, but in the middle price category, say up to $ 1500? If it’s not difficult, name a couple to have something to dream about :-) Although it’s more correct to say “there was something to save”. Thank you for your answers and support for this useful resource !!!

      • Vladimir

        So this tamron 24-70 VC is for $ 1200. Thanks! Went to make money on it!

    • Igor

      Nikon 24-70mm f / 2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor. Their two versions are without a stub and with a stub. Look for used, they are in the region of a thousand dollars. and in good condition.
      I took myself Ibei for 800 dollars. Great lens.
      There is a more expensive latest E-version, but the price is high.

    • Denis

      What focal point do you need? Here (not all, but most modern) aperture zoom for a full frame up to 1500 with approximate prices in ye:
      Nikon AF 80-200mm f / 2.8D IF-ED (2.5x) 900
      Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f / 2.8G ED - 1300
      Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f / 2.8D ED-IF 1200
      Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f / 2.8 G IF ED 1300
      Sigma 24-35mm f / 2 DG HSM 800
      Sigma 24-70mm f / 2.8 DG OS HSM Art 1100
      Sigma 70-200mm f / 2.8 DG Macro HSM II 800
      Sigma AF 14-24mm f / 2,8 DG HSM Art 1200
      Tamron AF SP 24-70mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD G2 1000
      Tamron AF SP 70-200mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD G2 1100
      Tamron SP AF 15-30mm F / 2,8 Di VC USD G2 1100
      Tamron SP AF 150-600 f / 5-6,3 Di VC USD G2 1100
      Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f / 2.8 DI VC USD 800
      Tokina AT-X PRO FX 24-70mm f / 2.8 900
      Tokina AT-X PRO FX 16-28mm f / 2.8 600

  • Dmitriy

    Good day to all! Help with choosing a lens for shooting jewelry. The budget is limited to 10000 rubles. Nikon D810 Camera Maybe there is something more or less suitable from the old manual? I have only 24-70 2.8 available.

    • Oleg

      I will advise what I have, it is really a very good lens. The cost is of course higher than your budget, but its price is justified three times. Tokina 100mm f / 2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D, $ 350.

      • Dmitriy

        Yes, a good lens, I was already looking at it, but so far, alas, I am not pulling it.

    • Novel

      Softbox with constant light (for good focusing), backgrounds, a tripod with a normal head and autofocus macro rings to help you. They will be much more useful than a macro lens for this amount, then you can take it.

  • Dmitriy

    Nikon 105mm f / 2.8D micro and Micro Nikkor 105mm f / 2.8 AIS, how significant will the difference between them be in the picture? 14 thousand rubles beyond 105mm 2.8 AIS is normal. This is me in continuation of my question on shooting jewelry on the D810.

    • Dmitriy

      Sorry. “TR 14 for AIS okay ”it was a question. )

  • Gaidar

    DEAR ARKADI, THANKS YOU FOR THE VALUABLE AND FULL INFORMATION ABOUT PHOTO APPARATUS. ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET I DIDN'T MEET SO DETAILED AND GOOD WRITTEN INFO, AS YOU HAVE. Although I have a multi-year experience as a director, but I still found out more on your website. GOOD LUCK TO YOUR NOBLE WORK!

  • Gaidar

    DMITRY, IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO RELEASE PLEASE, ONE MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS HOW TO USE THE SOVIET PRODUCTION LENSES WITH A 5100 MM THREAD FOR THE Nikon 42 cameras. I HAVE PERSONALLY REMAINED VERY MUCH PHOTO EQUIPMENT WITH DIFFERENT OBJECTS OF SOVIET AND GERMAN PRODUCTION FROM WIDE ANGLES TO TELEVISIONS ..

    • B. R. P.

      Arkady has an entire article: https://radojuva.com/2011/04/optika-na-nikon/

    • Victor S.

      Gaidar, in addition to the article below. Some M42 lenses actually have a removable shank marked “A”. For example, Jupiter 37A. There are no such problems - we find the “KP A / N” shank from 600 to 1000 r. Often offer an analogue of T2 / Nikon. There is a different geometry - the exact focus may not work out. Better not take the risk. The next task is an adapter without a lens. There you get a difference in the working distance of about 2 mm. That is, the focus will be very limited: 0,7 m on the World-1V (37 mm), 1,7 m on the Helios 58 mm, etc. Some of our lenses are redone without any problems - you can use some manipulation to reduce the working distance and get infinity. Some are harder. But there is also an adapter with a lens to compensate for the difference in the working lengths of the Zenith and Nikon. No need to take the cheap - there are successful ones (if there is at least enlightenment, then this is already a chance), you can use it. And the deterioration in image quality is not so noticeable. In this case, usually there will be an overrun of infinity at the lens - the smaller the FR, the more noticeable. But this is not a marriage, but the laws of optics. With such an adapter, special care should be taken with the short-focus Mir-1B, where the back protrudes strongly and can abut against the lens of the adapter if you twist the focus. the ring to the “infinity” mark, but it is not needed there - there the infinity can be at the “1.5m” mark ... And of course, the mode is only “M”, the focus signal will work in 5100 anyway. If you put the chip (Dandelion Lushnikov), then you can configure the rest in the “A” mode - the exposure will be measured using real parameters (with a real aperture).

  • Yuliya

    Good day! I understand correctly: lenses that have a diaphragm ring will not work with the d3400? I'd like to buy a 50mm fixed lens, I’m looking for Julia, Avito, but there these lenses are all with a control ring. Please advise a budget model of the lens that would fit my camera! Thanks!

    • Valery A.

      Good day. Not quite right. At 3400, only lenses with AF-S letters in their name (these are Nikon ones) will have autofocus. Of the fifty dollars it is 50 / 1,8G (the most budget). Others, like AF 50 / 1,8D and others, Helios 81n will require manual focus. But this does not matter, on the display of the JVI, the scale will tell you which way to turn the focus ring, and the focus indicator (green circle near the left) will show the moment of focusing. When training, you can focus almost as fast as a motor. And happy holiday!

      • Dmitriy

        Not quite right! You did not specify the latest AF-P lenses, which are becoming more and more.

        • Valery A.

          What fifty dollars with af-p?

      • Yuliya

        Thank:)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      For D3400, in general, only AF-S and AF-P lenses are suitable. If fixed, then Nikon 50 / 1.8G or 50 / 1.4G. Nikon 50 / 1.8D AF will not have auto focus.

      • Yuliya

        Thanks! Those. should the presence of a diaphragm ring on the lens not be confusing?

        • Michael

          At 50mm should. Because fifty dollars with the aperture ring are AF, AI lenses. AF-S lens 50 / 1.8G or 50 / 1.4G aperture ring does not have

      • Yuliya

        “Even if the lens has a built-in focus motor, but there is an aperture control ring, you can work with the lens only in the 'M' control mode.” This is what I meant. That is, I can buy a lens with a control diaphragm ring for the d3400, but can I shoot only in manual mode?

        • anonym

          Based on what Arkady wrote, that’s exactly how it goes. The 3400 requires only G lenses.

          • Valery A.

            Alas, it is. “The Nikon D3400 lacks an EE lever, so you cannot measure exposure with any lens that has an aperture control ring. Now, even if the lens has a built-in focus motor, but there is an aperture control ring, for example, like the Nikon AF-S 28-70mm F2.8D, it will be possible to work with the lens only in the 'M' control mode ”(Arkady in review d3400) . My reasoning above about 50 / 1,8D is wrong.

  • anonym

    Thank you!

  • Novel

    Thank you very much for the work done and the written article. You helped me figure it out.

  • Jury

    Good afternoon.
    The article states that the D5000 does not work with a number of AF-P lenses, including the Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E VR ED, but the same D5000 is listed, which works with type “E” lenses ”, And also Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E VR ED !!!!!!

    So, is the D5000 compatible or not with this lens ???? Thanks.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, the Nikon D5000 does not work with all AF-P type lenses in terms of auto focus. With such lenses, auto focus will not be available.
      Yes, the Nikon D5000 works with E-type lenses and can correctly control the iris with this lens. In this case, only work in terms of the diaphragm is meant, since it is just about it.
      The problem is that the Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E VR ED is both E and AF-P, because the aperture will work, but autofocus will not. Markings are responsible for different functionalities and can be combined as you like.

      • Jury

        Thanks. Please specify, pliz. Autofocus will not work? That is, just as if the lens were AF? Is it possible to focus only manually ...?
        Or does it mean that focusing will not be as such in principle?

        • Vitaly N

          The focus ring is electronic - do not even focus manually.

          • Jury

            Thanks for the info. It's a shame very ...

        • Arkady Shapoval

          The article states “Auto and manual focus will not work.” Manual will not work either, as in these lenses the electronic focus ring. If autofocus does not work with them, then manual focus will also not work. Such a nuisance.

    • Vitaly N

      E - type of aperture, AF-P - focusing. It turns out that you can control the diaphragm, focus - no. The result is not compatible.

      • Jury

        Thank you ... It’s a pity so. Such plans were on this lens .. (((

          • Michael

            current fool and weighs 2 times more, and so good

            • Vitaly N

              You confuse something, these are similar lenses. For crop, yes, easier.

              • Michael

                Well, yes, I mean about crop

          • Jury

            Is it compatible with the d5000?

            It's just that the article above says that “AF-P 'lenses work similarly to' AF-S ', ​​only quieter, faster and more precisely.” And AF-P is incompatible ...
            Does it follow from this that the AF-S may also not work?
            Or are there any fundamental differences between AF-P and AF-S in the 70-300 that make it possible to use AF-S with the d5000?

            • Vitaly N

              AF-S will work on the D5000. Any AF-P will not work on it.

              • Jury

                Sorry, for importunity ...
                The technical specifications of the AF-S 70-300 indicate the period “From August 9, 2006 to July 11, 2017. Subsequently replaced by Nikon VR ED AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E.”
                Does this mean that now I AF-S simply will not find anywhere ...?

              • Arkady Shapoval

                Yes they are full, a dime a dozen, wherever possible. Here, a bunch of shops https://www.e-katalog.ru/prices/nikon-70-300mm-f-4-5-5-6g-if-ed-af-s-vr-zoom-nikkor/

              • Vitaly N

                You will find. Recently I saw a new one in the store. Search on avito / alkh. You can take in a new state at half price. They are most often bought to lie on a shelf, and then be sold at half price.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              The D5000 with AF-S works perfectly. AF-S is an older technology that the D5000 supports. Take calmly Nikon 70-300 AF-S VR, Nikon 55-300 AF-S DX VR, Tamron 70-300 VC USD, Sigma 70-300 OS DG and everything will be ok.

              • Jury

                Thank you very much for the explanation and tip)

  • Sergei

    Dear experts! Need some advice. I have a Nikon D7000, lenses: Nikon zoom 18-105mm; Nikon DX AF-S 35mm1 fix: 1.8G; Nikon ED AF 80-200mm 1: 2.8 MKIII and the Soviet MC Jupiter-32 with “Lushnikov dandelions.” There is a desire to replace the whale 18-105 with a professional Nikon DX AF-S 17-55mm 1: 2.8 An amateur with a desire to engage in photo activities that generate income. Question - if there is a 17-55mm lens, does it make sense in 80-200mm in this area? Since the budget is not unlimited.

    • Oleg

      The question is strange. How can the focal range 17-55 replace the focal 80-200?
      It is up to you to decide whether you need a zoom portrait or not.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Of course it does. 17-55 and 80-200 are completely different solutions :)

      • Sergei

        Thank you!

  • P_Roman

    Arkady, you can confirm / refute information about the presence of a manufacturing defect in the gear of the drive of the diaphragm of the lens batch of 1 Nikkor 10–30 mm f / 3.5–5.6 VR. Because of this, the diaphragm is jammed and it does not open (black image on the monitor). Is there really such an internal document of the Manufacturer for Authorized Service Centers? Link to http://youtube.com/watch?v=yclQYRF5JnY “Black / dark shots. Nikon 1 J1 Camera. Nikon 1 aperture problem 10-30 / 3.5-5.6 VR ”. Thank you in advance for your response!

    • Roman

      Oh, the channel, specializing in repair, is more competent in this matter, what do you think? It reminds me of my mother-in-law, for whom ANY opinion, even overheard in the bus-queue, will be more significant than, for example, my or the opinion of my wife, even if it concerns our direct activity.

  • Novel

    Arkady, many thanks to your mother-in-law! Nikon Service confirmed the diaphragm PRODUCTION DEFECT and took a Nikkor 1-10mm 30: 1-3,5 VR lens for after-sales repairs for FREE. And the experience expressed by people in the comments to the video has further application, what do you think?

  • P_Roman

    Arkady, I'm sorry! The previous message is addressed not to you, but to “Roman”. I think you are more competent in these matters.

  • Evgeny Alekseevich Kaptelov

    Hello! And in what other cameras, except Nikon and Sony, is there a screwdriver? I didn’t find in Canon. I looked at the sites of photo goods stores. But in Sonya there are a lot of them. Much more than Nikonov with screwdrivers. There almost every full-frame and cropped (ABS-C), have a screwdriver.

    • Michael

      still pentax forgotten

    • Roman

      In Canon EF / EF-S / EF-M, all lenses are autofocus and have their own engine. There are several special manual glasses - MP-E (macro with a magnification of up to 5x) and a series of TS-E glasses with the possibility of Tilt-shift. They have only an electronic diaphragm.

      If my memory serves me right, the Pentax system and the Minolta still had a screwdriver, until it passed to Sony.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Pentax (K), Samsung (K), Fujifilm (F), Kodak (F)

  • Yuliya

    Hello) thanks for the info) did I understand correctly for f 850 any fx lens will do? What would you recommend for universal shooting? What parameters should I pay attention to first of all?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, they understood correctly.
      For any 24-70 / 2.8 and 24-120 / 4

  • Novel

    How to find out the lens version, MKI, MKII, MKIII ???
    Strangely, nowhere is this written.

    • Michael

      For which lens? Each lens has its own differences. MKI-II-III are conditional modifications.

      • Novel

        For example for:
        Nikkor 28mm f / 2.8D;
        Nikkor 50mm f / 1.4D;
        Nikkor 85mm f / 1.8D
        Where to read about how modifications are distinguished?

        • Michael

          For example Nikkor 28:
          MKI - Nikkor 28mm f / 2.8 - with a small focus ring
          MKII - Nikkor 28mm f / 2.8 - with a wider rubber band (?)
          MKIII - Nikkor 28mm f / 2.8D - letter D
          MKIV - Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 28mm 1: 1.8G
          In principle, in reviews, Arkady usually indicates a list of modifications and differences between the reviewed version and the rest.

  • Denis

    Tell me why there are no adapters with electrical contacts like Metabonovsky from Nikon to systems with mft mount (m43). It’s impossible to use the stabilizer when shooting video (I agree with the focus and twist my hands) -?

    • Michael

      Most likely because both protocols are closed

  • Sergei

    As for lenses with an electronic aperture, Tamron 40-35 150-2.8 works correctly on D4 chips, but on D60 and Fuji s5pro does not work, that is, it changes the F number, but at the same time does not cover it to the desired value, I solved the problem by removing the diaphragm in priority, but believe me that on the hole 4 the matrix of these cameras has an ace like a hot-water bottle, everything is sharp, even the same 5pro optics lover bends.

  • Dmitry G

    Good day. There is a Nikon D70 and a whale lens from the d3300 - af-p nikkor 18-55 vr. Is it possible to make them friends? It is set perfectly, but I can’t focus it either with autofocus or manually. Please help me figure it out.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Nikon D70 does not work with AF-P lenses, it will not work for friends

  • Vladimir

    Good afternoon. Arkady, please help. I am the owner of a Canon camera, and a friend of nikon d5100, he had a 18-55 af-s vr g lens died, asked to find a 50 mm 1.8 lens. I ask you, tell me the easiest lens 50 mm 1.8 with autofocus (please write a full npzvanie) for nikon d5100. Thanks in advance.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Here's a suitable Nikon AF-S Nikkor 5100mm 50: 1G for the D1.8, review and description here, prices and where to buy see here.

      • Vladimir

        Thank you very much!!!!

  • Lee

    Hello. Maybe I missed somewhere. Can you please tell me whether it is possible to use an AF-S 3200mm 50 lens without a DX mark on the D1,8? What are the nuances of me?

    • Peter Sh.

      Such as you indicated can. Only it will be too narrow in terms of indoor coverage.
      Instead, a 35mm f / 1.8 AF-S DX is highly recommended. Please note that it is DX, not FX.

      • Lee

        I have 35 under DX. I was wondering if it is possible to take such lenses without mark on crop. thank

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes you can. Yes, it will work. There are no restrictions. Usually they are used on crop as creative or portrait.

      • Lee

        Thank you.

  • Alexander

    Has I switched from Sony to Nikon d200 will there be autofocus with a Nikkor 35-135 f3.5 macro lens? They offer on the Internet, more than in the photo there are no details.

    • B. R. P.

      Will not be. This is NOT a AF lens.

      • B. R. P.

        * non-autofocus

    • Arkady Shapoval

      will not be

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