List of Nikon F-mount lenses with integrated autofocus motor

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The following list of Nikon F-mount lenses with integrated autofocus motor includes only Nikon F-mount lenses which fully autofocus in all modes of all Nikon F-mount digital single-lens reflex cameras with and also without an autofocus motor.[1] Without an integrated autofocus motor are the Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500 models and all Nikon 1 series cameras with FT1 adapter. Fully supporting these cameras all AF-S (introduced 1996) and the older AF-I (introduced 1992) Nikon Nikkor lenses are clearly designated including the necessary autofocus motor. Other manufacturers have different or no designations for lenses including a focus motor. All here not listed AF lenses without an autofocus motor do work fully, but lack autofocus-function on these cameras. Instead an electronic rangefinder can be used to find focus.[2]

Additionally all lenses in this list from Nikon and other manufacturers do integrate a CPU (microprocessor, introduced 1986) and additionally electronically communicate the focus distance information ('D' function, introduced 1992). Therefore all lenses in this list support all Nikon DSLRs with all camera's exposure and Through-the-lens (TTL) metering modes including Matrix Metering mode, and also flash autoexposure like 3D (Color) Matrix Metering, D-TTL and the newer I-TTL also with Creative Lighting System (CLS).

Besides the quality (autofocus speed and noise, optical aberrations and other) of the lens including the way this quality is achieved (used technologies like type of autofocus motor, lens and body design and others), the main functional differences of the lenses in this list are the integration of optical image stabilization ('VR', introduced 2000) and secondly if it fully illuminates a Nikon FX (full-frame, 35mm) image sensor format and smaller sizes or if the specified maximum lens illumination is limited to the Nikon DX format with 1.5x crop factor (by default Nikon FX cameras crop the image automatically).

On July 21, 2015 the list is supposed to be complete including 173 past and present lenses, additionally 28 compatible teleconverters and three lens extension tubes with support for integrated autofocus-motors. Listed here are nearly all recent autofocus-lenses, because all manufacturers except Tokina have included focus motors in their Nikon-compatible lenses for years. The lenses are ordered by manufacturer and minimum and maximum focal length.

The Autofocus (AF) drive motor (Nikon D70/D70S) which is needed to drive older AF lenses without integrated motor. It is controlled by a coprocessor of the Expeed.

Nomenclature[edit]

The sequence of lens designations may differ in literature. See also full list of Nikon designations, Sigma designations, Tamron designations and Tokina designations.

  • Nikon AF-S/Sigma HSM/Tamron USD or PZD: The lens contains an integrated ultrasonic focus motor based on piezoelectricity, which enables quiet or low noise autofocus operation. All Nikon zoom AF-lenses have focal length encoders added.
  • Nikon AF-I, Sigma/Tamron/Tokina: no designation: The lens contains an integrated focus electric motor. The Nikon type was produced from 1992 to 1996 and is rarely seen.
  • Nikon DX/Sigma DC/Tamron Di II/Tokina DX: Denotes a lens that is designed for APS-C DSLR sensors. Use of this lens on a full-frame (FX) sensor will likely cause vignetting. All full-frame Nikon DSLRs are able to detect DX lenses and crop the image accordingly by default.
  • Sigma DG/Tamron Di/Tokina FX: A lens for fullframe DSLRs (FX) or analog film. No special designation for Nikon NIKKOR. All fullframe lenses can be fully used on DX DSLRs with the advantage of reduced vignetting.
  • Nikon VR/Sigma OS/Tamron VC/Tokina VCM: Optical image stabilization, Nikon designation 'Vibration Reduction', indicated by green background, a system used to compensate for vibration and other camera movement.
  • Nikon D, Sigma/Tamron/Tokina: no designation: The lens is fitted with a CPU and additionally a digital sensor that tells the camera the distance at which it is focused, to allow for better exposure calculation.[1] Although some Nikon DSLRs will not do any exposure metering at all without a 'CPU' lens, all lenses in this list from Nikon and other manufacturers support compatible CPU and 'D' function.
  • Nikon G, Sigma/Tamron/Tokina: no designation: The lens is not fitted with an aperture ring, and is thus incompatible with some very old Nikon film SLR bodies.[1] All G-type lenses are also D-type.
  • All IF: The lens utilises an internal focus mechanism, which does not extend or rotate the front optical element.
  • Nikon ED/Sigma APO/Tamron (X)LD/Tokina SD: Indicates that the lens is fitted with Extra-Low Dispersion glass, which aids in reducing chromatic aberration and flare.
  •  : Lens is out of production and is not or extremely rarely available as new.

More terms:

Nikon lenses[edit]

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED comparison

Primes[edit]

Wide-angle[edit]

  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G back showing eight electrical contacts. Typical AF-S lenses have 7-10 contacts (with VR: 10) increased from about five contacts from AF or AF-D lenses.[1]
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR IF-ED lens with HB-35 lens hood

Mid-range[edit]

  • Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Telephoto[edit]

  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G VR IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED

Super-telephoto[edit]

  • Nikon AF-I Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  • Nikon AF-I Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED´
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED II
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G VR IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-I Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED II
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G VR IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR[N 1]

Macro[edit]

Zooms[edit]

Wide-angle[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Super-zoom[edit]

Telephoto[edit]

Super-telephoto[edit]

  • Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G VR IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

Teleconverter[edit]

Nikon notes:[5]

  1. ^ a b Teleconverter designed exclusively for the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Will only mount original Nikon AF-S and AF-I lenses (without modification). [1][2] Cannot mount lenses which jut out the F-mount. Not recommended for use with Nikon DX lenses although it works (with modification).[3]
  3. ^ Although it will physically mount on original Nikon AF-S and AF-I lenses (without modification), it is not compatible with AF-I or some older AF-S lenses because two electrical contacts used to pass certain lens information were removed.[3] Cannot mount lenses which jut out the F-mount. Not recommended for use with Nikon DX lenses although it works (with modification).[4]

Sigma lenses[edit]

Primes[edit]

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro

Fisheye[edit]

Wide-angle[edit]

  • Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF APO

Mid-range[edit]

Telephoto[edit]

  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM

Super-telephoto[edit]

  • Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM APO
  • Sigma 800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM APO

Macro[edit]

Zooms[edit]

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM extreme wide-angle lens
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Wide-angle[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 17–70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM
  • Sigma 17–70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC HSM "for Nikon Only
  • Sigma 17–70mm f/2.8–4 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Sigma 17–70mm f/2.8–4 DC Macro OS HSM "C"
  • Sigma 18–35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A"
  • Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Macro
  • Sigma 18–50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM "for Nikon only
  • Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 18–50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC HSM
  • Sigma 24–70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM

Super-zoom[edit]

  • Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC???
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS???
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM "C"
  • Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM "C"

Telephoto[edit]

  • Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC HSM
  • Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO II EX DC HSM
  • Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM
  • Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC OS HSM
  • Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM (685955)
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 DG???
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro "With Built-in Motor"???
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro???
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS???
  • Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM "S"

Super-telephoto[edit]

Teleconverter[edit]

  • Sigma TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 1.4x
  • Sigma TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 2.0x
  • Sigma TELE CONVERTER APO EX DG 1.4x[S 1]
  • Sigma TELE CONVERTER APO EX DG 2.0x[S 1]

Sigma notes:[6][7][8]

  1. ^ a b Only recommended for a list of lenses and only some of them will autofocus. Needs lenses with integrated motor for AF. Not recommended for use with DX lenses.[4]

Tamron lenses[edit]

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model A16NII) with Nikon D50

Wide-angle zoom[edit]

  • Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model B001NII)
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (model A012N)
Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A18NII)

Mid-range zoom[edit]

  • Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model A16NII)
  • Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] (model B005NII)
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (model A007N)
  • Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A09NII)

Super-zoom[edit]

  • Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro (model B016N)
  • Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model A14NII)
  • Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A18NII)
  • Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model B003NII)
  • Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (model B008N)
  • Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] (model A20NII)
  • Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (model A010N)

Telephoto zoom[edit]

  • Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro (model A15NII)
  • Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro (model A001NII)
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (model A009N)
  • Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 (model A17NII)
  • Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD (model A005NII)

Super-telephoto zoom[edit]

  • Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD (model A011N)

Macro[edit]

  • Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II LD [IF] Macro 1:1 (model G005NII)
  • Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (model 272ENII)
  • Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 (model F004N)

Teleconverter[edit]

  • Tamron SP Pro 1.4x (model ?N)[Ta 1]
  • Tamron SP Pro 2x (model ?N)[Ta 1]

Tamron notes:[9]

  1. ^ a b Needs lenses with integrated motor for AF.

Tokina lenses[edit]

Wide-angle zoom[edit]

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX II
  • Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 PRO DX II
  • Tokina 12-28mm f/4 AT-X PRO DX (MPN 4961607696675)
  • Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX
  • Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X PRO FX

Telephoto zoom[edit]

  • Tokina 70-200mm f/4 AT-X PRO FX VCM-S

Tokina notes:[10]

Kenko lenses[edit]

Teleconverter[edit]

[K 1]

Lens extension tubes to focus closer for extreme macro use
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 1.4x[K 2]
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x
  • Kenko TelePlus PRO 300 AF DGX 1.4x
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 2x[K 2]
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 2x
  • Kenko TelePlus PRO 300 AF DGX 2x
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 3x[K 3][K 2]
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 3x[K 3]
  • Kenko TelePlus MC4 AF DGX 1.4x
  • Kenko Teleplus MC4 AF DG 2x[K 2]
  • Kenko TelePlus MC4 AF DGX 2x
  • Kenko Teleplus MC7 AF DG 2x[K 2]
  • Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF DGX 2x
  • Kenko Teleplus K1.5 AF DG 1.5x[K 2]

Extension tubes[edit]

[K 4]

  • Kenko AUTO EXTENSION TUBE SET DG 12, 20 and 36mm
  • Kenko EXTENSION RING UNIPLUS TUBE DG 12
  • Kenko EXTENSION RING UNIPLUS TUBE DG 25

Kenko notes:[11][12][13]

  1. ^ All listed Kenko teleconverters support lenses with and without integrated focus-motor, DX lenses as well as lenses which slightly jut out the F-mount.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Does not correct aperture or focal length.
  3. ^ a b Listed by Kenko without support for autofocus, however autofocus will work depending on lens speed, brightness and contrast.
  4. ^ All listed Kenko lens extension tubes support lenses with and without integrated focus-motor, DX lenses as well as lenses which jut out the F-mount. Affects focus range and aperture.

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