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Autofocus Teleconverters



Fixed Focal Length - Auto Focus

10.5mm f/2.8G DX AF-S ED Fisheye Nikkor          
14mm f/2.8 AF-D ED         
18mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor         
20mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor       
28mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor (Aspherical)         
35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor         
40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor           
50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor         
50mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor         
50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor         
80mm f/2.8 AF IF Nikkor         
85mm f/1.4D AF IF Nikkor         
85mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor         
105mm f/2 AF DC-Nikkor         
135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor         
180mm f/2.8 AF ED-IF Nikkor         
200mm f/2G ED-IF VR Nikkor         
300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF Nikkor         
300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Nikkor         
300mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor (ver 1)         
300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-D Nikkor         
300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S Nikkor         


Zoom Lenses - Auto Focus

12-24mm f/4 DX AF-S
14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S ED      
16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S 
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX
17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S   
17-55mm f/2.8G DX ED-IF AF-S
18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX EDII
18-70mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX
18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G DX AF-S
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX
20-35mm f/2.8 AF-D
24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 AF
24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S     
24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G AF-S
24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D IF
24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR IF-ED
24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S 
28-70mm f/2.8 AF-S ED
28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-D
28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D
28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-D IF
28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D IF
28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S
35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D
35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 AF
35-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
70-180mm f/2.8 AF-D Micro Nikkor
70-200mm f/4G ED VR
70-200mm f/2.8G VR AF-S      
70-200mm f/2.8G VR II AF-S
70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF
70-300mm f/4-5.6 AF-D ED
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR ED-IF    
75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF
80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D ED
80-200mm f/2.8 AF-S ED
80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-D
80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D VR ED
80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ED (2013 version)
200-400mm f/4G AF-S VR ED-IF    


Fixed Focal Length Lenses - Manual Focus

Year first produced (indicated in brackets) is indicative of when the focal length first appeared. Where possible we will try to include the years that subsequent models were produced. Please note that we are including the most common descriptions of lenses, not every variant. If you are commenting on a specific variant be sure to mention this in your post.

6mm f/2.8 Fisheye Nikkor (1970)
6mm f/5.6 Fisheye Nikkor (1969)
7.5mm f/5.6 Fisheye Nikkor (1966)
8mm f/2.8 Fisheye Nikkor (1970)       
8mm f/8 Fisheye Nikkor (1962)       
10mm f/5.6 OP Fisheye Nikkor (1968)       
15mm f/5.6 Nikkor-QD-C (1970)       
16mm f/2.8 Fisheye Nikkor AIS (1981)       
16mm f/3.5 Fisheye-Nikkor (1973)       
18mm f/3.5 AIS Nikkor (1982)       
18mm f/4
20mm f/2.8 AIS Nikkor       
20mm f/3.5 Nikkor-UD       
20mm f/3.5 AIS Nikkor       
20mm f/4 non-AI + AI Nikkor       
21mm f/4 Nikkor-O       
24mm f/2 AIS Nikkor       
24mm f/2.8 Nikkor (pre-AI, AI, AIS)       
24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor       
24mm f/2.8 N pre-AI
24mm f/2.8 AI / AIS (1967)
28mm f/2 AI Nikkor         
28mm f/2.8 AIS Nikkor [CRC]         
28mm f/2.8 pre-AI, AI, AF Nikkors         
28mm f/3.5 Nikkor-H (various versions)         
28mm f/3.5 AIS PC-Nikkor         
35mm f/1.4 AIS Nikkor         
35mm f/2 non-AI, AI, AIS Nikkor-O         
35mm f/2.8 Nikkor-S (non-AI, AIS)         
35mm f/2.8 PC-Nikkor (non-AI)         
35mm f/3.5 PC Nikkor (1962)
45mm f/2.8 AI-P Nikkor       
45mm f/2.8 GN Nikkor (1968)
50mm f/1.2 AI Nikkor         
50mm f/1.4 non-AI Nikkor         
50mm f/1.4 AI / AIS (1962)
50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor         
50mm f/1.8 Series E (1978)
50mm f/2 non-AI + AI Nikkor         
55mm f/1.2 (1965)
55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor AIS (1979)
55mm (5.5cm) f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor (Preset aperture) (1961)
55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor (pre AI, AI) (1966)
58mm f/1.2 Noct-Nikkor         
58mm (5.8cm) f/1.4 (1959)
85mm f/1.4 AIS Nikkor (1980)         
85mm f/1.8 (1964)         
85mm f/2 Nikkor AI, AIS (1977)         
105mm f/1.8 AIS Nikkor         
105mm f/2.5 non-AI Nikkor-P (Sonnar Type)         
105mm f/2.5 AIS Nikkor-P.C. (Gauss Type)       
105mm f/4 AI / AIS Micro-Nikkor (1975/1977/1981)
135mm f/2 AIS Nikkor         
135mm f/2.8 Nikkor-Q         
180mm f/2.8 ED AIS Nikkor         
200mm f/2 ED-IF AIS Nikkor         
200mm f/4 AIS Nikkor (and older versions)         
300mm f/2 ED-IF AIS Nikkor         
300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AIS Nikkor         


Nikon Series E Lenses

The Series E lenses were introduced to meet market demand for consumers who could not afford the Nikkor branded lenses. Some of them proved to be more than capable as professional optics.

Lens Data
28mm f/2.8 Series E         
35mm f/2.5 Series-E         
50mm f/1.8 Series E         
100mm f/2.8 [1980]
135mm f/2.8 [1981]
36-72mm f/3.5 [1981]
70-210mm f/4 [1982]
75-150mm f/3.5 [1980]