Sometimes the terminology used in the lens world gets in the way. What the heck is AF-S VR ED-IF DX? You'll find the answers to those types of questions in this section.
- Making Sense of Lens Acronyms — How Nikon (and others) name lenses, what the cryptic abbreviations mean, and what cameras can use which lenses
- Nikon Lens Contacts — Yes, the information Nikon doesn't publish
- DX versus FX — Understanding the difference between these two systems is critical to lens use
Nikkor lenses in circulation:
- October 2011 — 65m
- June 2012 — 70m
- November 2012 — 75m
- June 2013 — 80m
- January 2014 — 85m
- November 2014 — 90m
- July 2015 — 95m
- July 2016 — 100m
The production number includes all lenses, including the old S mount and the current CX mount (Nikon 1), however, the overwhelming majority of that number are F-mount lenses (DX and FX) produced starting in 1959.