What does AF-S mean in Nikon lens?

What does AF-S mean in Nikon lens?

silent wave motor
“AF-S is for the silent wave motor used in NIKKOR lenses for fast, accurate and, as you’d expect, super quiet AF operation.

What are Nikkor F lenses?

The Nikon F-mount is a type of interchangeable lens mount developed by Nikon for its 35mm format single-lens reflex cameras. The F-mount was first introduced on the Nikon F camera in 1959, and features a three-lug bayonet mount with a 44 mm throat and a flange to focal plane distance of 46.5 mm.

What lenses work with Nikon F mount?


  • AF Nikkor 18mm f/2.8D.
  • AF Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D.
  • AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8.
  • AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF.
  • AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D.
  • AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED.
  • AF Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED.
  • AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED.

What is the difference between AI and AiS lenses?

Ai lenses have only ONE set of aperture values on them, while AiS lenses have two sets of aperture numbers….a big-sized set, and behind them and closer to the body is a smaller,secondary set of numbers called the ADP or Aperture DIrect Readout set….

Which lens is better AF-S or AF P?

AF-P lenses use a “Pulse” motor or “Stepping” autofocus motor and are even quieter and smoother to autofocus than an AF-S lens, making these lenses ideal when shooting video with a DSLR. The DSLR camera bodies that do feature a focus motor can utilize AF and AF-S lenses.

What is AF-S focus mode?

AF-S (AF single, sometimes called single area AF) mode, is good for photographing subjects that don’t move, such as flowers or portraits etc. It locks the focus on the non moving object that you want to photograph. You can then recompose the shot and take the photograph.

Can you use other brand lenses on a Nikon?

So the basic answer is yes — look for lenses from Sigma, Tokina, Tamron, Voigtländer, Zeiss, Samyang, and others which are labeled as for Nikon or F-mount. Note that some of these may be manual focus only, both at the high end (Zeiss, Voigtländer) and budget end (Samyang).

Will AF-S lens work on D5600?

Modern AF-S and DX lenses are the best lenses for the D5600. Older lenses aren’t as good optically or ergonomically, don’t waste your time with them on today’s cameras. Unlike heavier DX and FX cameras, the D5600 has no internal autofocus motor, so it will not autofocus with old-style screw-drive autofocus (AF) lenses.

What is the best lens for Nikon?

In the Nikon range of lenses, the best option has got to be the Nikon Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom. The lens delivers a satisfactory wide-angle range of 18-36mm in the 35mm equivalent and while the focal length is not the widest option, it is certainly the best for the job.

What lenses are compatible with Nikon?

Almost all lenses are compatible with Nikon D5100 except the following exceptions: Pre AI lens, the AI and AI-S series lenses will work with manual focus only and manual metering mode only. Invasive Fisheye lens should never be attempted to be used. The AF and AF-D lens will work fine without auto-focus.

What are the best Nikon wide angle lenses?

Among these lenses, the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens is probably the best budget wide-angle lens you can find for Nikon cameras. It’s got a standard wide-angle focal length of 35mm, which closely matches that of the human eye.

What is the biggest lens for a Nikon?

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II. This is actually the Mk II edition of Nikon’s 18-200mm VR lens.

  • Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM|C. Measuring 79x102mm and weighing 585g,this is one of the bigger and heavier lenses on this list,but it’s still
  • Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro.