Nikon F mount lenses

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Nikon released the F-mount upon introduction of the Nikon F 35mm SLR camera in 1959. F-mount is a bayonet mount (3 prongs) with 44mm diameter and register of 46.5mm. F-mount has been updated with mechanical coupling for open-aperture light metering (Automatic Index) , and further automation for Shutter-priority (AIS), Autofocus (AF) and electronic contacts.

Manual focus

The original Nikon F series lenses were later renamed (Non-AI) upon introduction of AI (Automatic Indexing) lenses.

  • 2.1cm f/4 Nikkor-O
  • 2.8cm f/3.5 Nikkor-H
  • 3.5cm f/2.8 Nikkor-S
  • 5cm f/2 Nikkor-S
  • 5.8cm f/1.4 Nikkor-S
  • 10.5cm f/2.5-22 Nikkor-P
  • 13.5cm f/3.5 Nikkor-Q
  • 5.8cm f/1.4 Nikkor-S
  • 10.5cm f/4 Nikkor-T (preset)
  • 8.5-25.0cm f/4-4.5 Zoom-Nikkor
  • 5.5cm f/3.5 Micro Nikkor-P (preset)
  • 20cm f/4 Nikkor-Q
  • 50cm f/5 Reflex-Nikkor
  • 100mm f/6.3 Reflex-Nikkor


  • 8.5-25cm f/4-4.5
  • 8.5-25cm f/4-4.5 (new)
  • 20-60cm f/9.5-10.5
  • 24mm f/2.8 Nikkor-N
  • 28mm f/3.5 Nikkor-H
  • 35mm f/2.8 Nikkor-S
  • 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S
  • 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor-P
  • 135mm f/3.5 Nikkor-Q


  • 43-86mm f/3.5
  • 50-300mm f/4.5
  • 80-200mm f/4.5
  • 85-250mm f/4
  • 200-600mm f/9.5

AI / AIS lenses

The introduction of fully open aperture metering was possible in 1977 with Aperture Indexing (AI). This was a mechanical coupling by an external prong (bunny ears) which coupled with the camera. Many lenses were converted (Ai'd) by applying this external prong.

AIS Introduced standardized aperture control, and the Focal Length Indexing Ridge to be used in the Nikon FA onwards for whutter priorityand Program modes


  • 13mm f/5.6 Ai
  • 15mm f/3.5 Ai
  • 15mm f/5.6 Ai
  • 18mm f/4 Ai
  • 20mm f/3.5 Ai
  • 20mm f/4 Ai
  • 24mm f/2 Ai
  • 24mm f/2.8 Ai
  • 28mm f/2 Ai
  • 28mm f/2.8 Ai
  • 28mm f/3.5 Ai
  • 35mm f/1.4 Ai
  • 35mm f/2 Ai
  • 35mm f/2.8 Ai (old)
  • 35mm f/2.8 Ai (new)
  • 50mm f/1.4 Ai
  • 50mm f/1.2 Ai
  • 50mm f/1.8 Ai
  • 50mm f/2 Ai
  • 55mm f/1.2 Ai
  • 85mm f/2 Ai
  • 105mm f/2.5 Ai
  • 135mm f/2 Ai
  • 135mm f/2.8 Ai
  • 135mm f/3.5 Ai
  • 180mm f/2.8 Ai
  • 200mm f/4 Ai
  • 300mm f/4.5 Ai


  • 25-50mm f/4 Ai
  • 28-45mm f/4.5 Ai
  • 35-70mm f/3.5 Ai
  • 43-86mm f/3.5 Ai
  • 50-300mm f/4.5 Ai
  • 80-200mm f/4.5 Ai (old)
  • 80-200mm f/4.5 Ai (new)


  • 15mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 18mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 20mm f/2.8 Ais
  • 20mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 24mm f/2 Ais
  • 24mm f/2.8 Ais
  • 28mm f/2 Ais
  • 28mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 35mm f/1.4 Ais
  • 35mm f/2 Ais
  • 35mm f/2.8 Ais
  • 50mm f/1.2 Ais
  • 50mm f/1.4 Ais
  • 50mm f/1.8 Ais (old)
  • 50mm f/1.8 Ais (new)
  • 58mm f/1.2 Ais
  • 85mm f/1.4 Ais
  • 85mm f/2 Ais
  • 105mm f/2.5 Ais
  • 135mm f/2 Ais
  • 135mm f/2.8 Ais
  • 135mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 200mm f/4 Ais
  • 200mm f/4.5 Ais


  • 25-50mm f/4 Ais
  • 28-50mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Ais
  • 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 Ais
  • 35-70mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Ais
  • 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 Ais
  • 35-200mm f/3.5-4.5 Ais
  • 50-135mm f/3.5 Ais
  • 50-300mm f/4.5 ED Ais
  • 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 Ais
  • 80-200mm f/4 Ais
  • 80-200mm f/2.8 ED Ais
  • 100-300mm f/5.6 Ais
  • 200-400mm f/4 ED Ais
  • 200-600mm f/9.5 Ais
  • 180-600mm f/8 ED Ais
  • 360-1200mm f/11 ED Ais

Nikon Series E

  • 28mm f/2.8
  • 35mm f/2.5
  • 50mm f/1.8
  • 100mm f/2.8
  • 135mm f/2.8


  • 36–72mm f/3.5
  • 70–210mm f/4.0
  • 75–150mm f/3.5

Auto focus

auto focus lenses that uses a focusing motor within the camera body.


  • AF 18mm f/2.8
  • AF 20mm f/2.8
  • AF 24mm f/2.8
  • AF 28mm f/2.8
  • AF 35mm f/2
  • AF 50mm f/1.4
  • AF 50mm f/1.8
  • AF 85mm f/1.8

AF zoom

  • AF 24–50mm f/3.3-4.5
  • AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
  • AF 35–70mm f/3.3-4.5
  • AF 35–70mm f/2.8
  • AF 35–105mm f/3.5-4.5
  • AF 35–135mm f/3.5-4.5
  • AF 70–210mm f/4-5.6
  • AF 75–300mm f/4.5-5.6


  • AF 20mm f/2.8D
  • AF 24mm f/2.8D
  • AF 28mm f/1.4D
  • AF 28mm f/2.8D
  • AF 35mm f/2D
  • AF 50mm f/1.4D
  • AF 50mm f/1.8D
  • AF 85mm f/1.8D

D/AF-D zoom

  • AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D
  • AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D
  • AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D
  • AF 35-70mm f/2.8D
  • AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D (old)
  • AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D (new)
  • AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6D
  • AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D
  • AF 75-240mm f/4-5.6D
  • AF 80-200mm f/4-5.6D


AF-I lenses with built-in focusing motors.

  • AF-I 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-I 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-I 500mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-I 600mm f/4D IF-ED

AF-S have SWM Silent Wave Motors.

  • AF-S 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
  • AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
  • AF-S 500mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S 500mm f/4D IF-ED II
  • AF-S 600mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S 600mm f/4D IF-ED II


  • AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
  • AF-S 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
  • AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-S 100-300mm f/5.6

G lenses

AF-S lenses without aperture rings

  • AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED
  • AF-S 28mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S 35mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • AF-S 85mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 200mm f/2G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II
  • AF-S 400mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 500mm f/4G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 600mm f/4G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 300mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II


  • AF-S 14-24mm 2.8G IF-ED
  • AF-S 16-35mm 4G ED VR
  • AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 200-400mm f/4G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

DX lenses

G lenses that are APS cropped

  • AF-S DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G
  • AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR


  • AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 16-85mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 17-55mm 2.8G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
  • AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
  • AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR II
  • AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
  • AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

IX lenses

Lenses for APS film cameras Nikon Pronea S and Nikon Pronea 6i.

  • IX 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6
  • IX 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6
  • IX 30-60mm f/4-5.6
  • IX 60-180mm f/4-5.6