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AF And AF-S Nikkor Lens Types

Did you know that there are two different types of AF and AF-S lenses?

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AF And AF-S Nikkor Lens Types: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Lens

Did you know there are two different types of Autofocus lenses available from Nikon?

AF and AF-S lenses are further categorised into G-Type or D-Type lenses. 

D-Type Nikkor Lenses
D-Type Nikkor lenses relay subject to camera distance information to Nikon DSLRS that feature the following:

  • 3D Colour Matrix Metering
  • 3D Matrix Metering
  • 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
  • i-TTL Balanced Fill Flash

D-lenses feature an aperture control ring, which is useful when recording movies on your Nikon DSLR. They can also be used on older Nikon SLR cameras that allow for manual control of aperture. 

G-Type Nikkor Lenses
G-Type lenses don't feature an aperture control ring. They are intended for use with DSLRs that allow lens aperture to be adjusted by the camera's command dial. G lenses won't work on manual focus film cameras.

G-Type lenses also relay subject to camera distance information to the camera. G-Type lenses don't have an aperture ring, and this is the easiest way to tell the D and G-Type lenses apart. The lens above is a G-Type lens, denoted by the letter on the end of the lens name. 

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