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General Lens Links
|Nikon Lens Nomenclature - compiled by Bill Briggs|
|Demystifying Nikkor Lenses What All Those Letters on Your Lens are Telling You!|
|NIKKOR Lenses Simulator
"You can simulate how different lenses ranging from wide to telescopic and different formats can interact to create different photographs.
Check out the lenses that you are interested in. If you find a combination between the lens and body that you like, click the "Keep Combination" button to save the combination and you can compare each combination later."
|NIKKOR Lenses Positioning Map
"Use the convenient search tools to quickly and easily find the lens you are looking for from our broad lineup of current NIKKOR lenses. Drag lenses you already own to My Lenses to display them on the map. Watch your collection grow and keep track of the lenses you still need."
|Total Production of NIKKOR Lenses for Nikon SLR Cameras Reaches Fifty Million|
|NIKKOR SLR Lenses - 45 Million and Counting|
|NIKKOR SLR Lenses 40 Million and Counting|
|65-year History of Nikkor Lenses||fotomuveszet|
|Recon Aero Nikkor 50cm f5.6||Red Book Nikkor|
Lens comparison tests at The Digital Picture - click on the drop-down lists to access the Nikon lenses
|LReviews.info - lens review database (most reviews are already linked from this website's lens review pages)|
|Nikon Lens Designation Alphabet Soup by EarthboundLight|
|Nikkor Lens Range at CameraLabs|
|Nikon Lens Database||Roland Vink|
|Nikon Lens Serial Numbers||Roland Vink|
|Nikon Lens Specifications||Roland Vink|
|Nikon Lens Accessories||Roland Vink|
|lens specs||Grays of Westminster|
|lens specs - AF||Thom Hogan|
|current Nikon lenses||Nikon USA|
Fun Lens Set - historical information in Japanese only
Fisheye lenses by Nico van Dijk
|Mirror lenses by Nico van Dijk|
Lens Kit Description by Ron Reznick (scroll down the page)
|30 million F-mount lenses||nikon-image.com press release|
|R&L Nikkor Tables||Philip Verwoerd|
|subjective lens evaluations||Ken Rockwell|
|subjective lens evaluations||Bjorn Rorslett|
|subjective lens evaluations||David Ruether|
|subjective lens evaluations||Riccardo Polini|
|subjective lens evaluations||Henning Wulff|
|special purpose lens evaluations (mostly macro)||Bjorn Rorslett|
|Nikon lens reviews by Fredrik Rasmussen|
Cheapo Mid-Range Zooms, Part 1 by Joseph E. Reid
|Low-Cost Long Lens Comparison by Joseph E. Reid|
Mid-Range Zoom Comparison Part 1 by Joseph E. Reid (Nikon MF 35-70 f3.5, AF 28-85 f3.5-4.5, AFS 24-85 f3.5-4.5
|Nikkor kit lens group test introduction - CameraLabs.com|
|Is it worth upgrading to digitally optimized lenses? at Photocrati|
|A macro lens compared to two portrait lenses: is there any winner? by Riccardo Polini|
|Nikon auto focus lenses for single lens reflex cameras by Nico van Dijk|
|Comparing Nikon telephoto lenses - video at LensRental (scroll down page)|
|Which Nikon Lens should you choose? by Kent Photography
"Here is what I would choose for myself for the different purposes. Of cause there are other alternatives, but these are what I would choose for myself."
|The Essential Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8 - Why Every Serious Shooter Needs This Lens by Peter K. Burian
"The primary reason you might want an f/2.8 telephoto is because it allows for shooting at faster shutter speeds. Granted, this may not be an issue on bright, sunny days even at f/5.6 when using ISO 200 for example. In much darker locations however, a wide aperture or "fast" lens can be a blessing."
|In search of the perfect walkabout lens for Nikon DX by Kim Brebach
"My top choices here are the Nikon 18-70 and 18-135mm. No, I’m not a starry-eyed Nikon acolyte. The 18-70mm is still a benchmark as I said at the beginning, and the 18-135mm is the lightest, lowest cost zoom offering this kind of range, accurate colour and tremendous sharpness of image. It is longer, lighter and much smaller than the 18-105mm VR, barely longer than the kit 18-55mm."
|Tale 47 (Nikkor; The Thousand and One Nights): The Ai Zoom Nikkor 35-200mm F3.5-4.5S - Nikon's First High-Power Zoom Lens
"Tale 47 discusses a lens developed at a time when many lens manufacturers were racing to develop zoom lenses. In this tale we will examine the thoughts of the designer and episodes that arose in the development of the Ai Zoom Nikkor 35-200mm F3.5-4.5S. What exactly led up to the development of this lens? Just how did it perform? Tale 47 brings to light the secrets of the Ai Zoom Nikkor 35-200mm F3.5-4.5S."
|Lens Therapy: Nikon DX Lenses Under $300 - Phoblographer
"A lot of Nikon photographers think they need to spend thousands, on lenses, to take great photos. They read all the information available and think they know the best of the best. However, they cannot always afford these lenses. Some even let this hold them back. They can though, save money or think differently, especially if they are Nikon DX shooters."
|Value for money lenses for Nikon by Sujoy Das
"Many photographers migrating from point and shoot cameras to a DSLR camera often complain about the huge investment required to be made in DSLR lenses. So to help them I am listing below some value for money Nikon lenses, many of which I have used myself."
|Value for money lenses for Nikon FX format by Sujoy Das|
|13 Nikon Prime Lenses That Will Fulfill Any Digital Photographer’s Wish List at PhotographyTalk|
|Empower your hand-held shooting with our Vibration Reduction system - IamNikon blog
"One of the many ways that our COOLPIX, Nikon 1 and D-SLR cameras help you to take steady and sharp images is by using VR (Vibration Reduction) technology. So today on the blog we thought we’d take a closer look into exactly how that technology works."
|NIKKOR -Welcome to Our World-, "VR Technology" has been redesigned
New page showing and discussing VR technology
|Tilt & Shift: Controlling focus and perspective with Nikkor PC-E lenses - Pixiq
"Simon Stafford, offers a step-by-step guide to using the tilt and shift lens movements with Nikkor PC-E lenses."
|Using the PC-E Lens video by Moose Peterson
"I’m really hoping this video helps all those still lost in using the PC-E lens. It really is darn simple, just put the film plane parallel with the subject."
|An unusual telephoto setup: Nikon Coolpix L3 mounted on a Nikon AP-5 automatic level, resulting in a telephoto lens equalling 2000+ mm - Nico van Dijk|
|Four Ways to 400mm by Brad Hill
"...Nikon released a much-improved version of their 2x tele-converter (the TC-20EIII - my field test for this TC here), which opened up many more ways for me (and many, many nature photographers) to get to 400mm. With the plethora of options to 400mm, the following question came to my mind: Which 400mm option would work best for me in any given field situation?"
|The 200mm? by Moose Peterson
"Why all the 200mm duplication? That’s a damn good question, seriously! Why would anyone have a duplication of focal length let along four times (counting the 70-180 which is purt near 200mm)?"
|200mm Lenses Compared by Joseph Reid|
|Nikon Wide Angle DX Nikkor Zoom Lens Comparison at DigitalReview.ca|
|Lens Reviews at Photozone|
|lens tests||Olle Bjernulf|
|Nikon Lens Reviews Link Collection||Jan Wakker|
|Lens Reviews - Short & Sweet||Daniel Nielsen|
|Nikon 105mm Center Sharpness Comparison by Ken Rockwell|
|Nikon 105mm FX Corner Sharpness Comparison by Ken Rockwell|
|Nikon 200mm Center Sharpness Comparison by Ken Rockwell|
|Nikon 200mm FX Corner Sharpness Comparison by Ken Rockwell|
|Nikon DSLR/Lens Compatibility by Steve Denton|
|Nikon Manual Focus Lens Versions by Fredrik Rasmussen|
|Nikon Lens Compatibility Charts by Ken Rockwell|
|AI-s compatibility chart||Lars Holst Hansen|
|body / lens compatibility||J Ramon Palacios|
|lens history, terminology, and technology||Ken Rockwell|
|lens mount types||Photography in Malaysia|
|lens mount types||Stephen Gandy|
|Nikon Lens Mount article by Ron Hashiro|
|lens focal length signal||Lars Holst Hansen|
|lens speed indexing post||Lars Holst Hansen|
|Nikon's meter indexing mechanisms||Lars Holst Hansen|
|Novoflex releases Nikon G to Canon EOS mount adapters DPReview
"Novoflex, Germany's premier manufacturer of quality digital and analog accessories, announces the availability of a new lens adapter to mount all Nikon lenses, including the G series, to any Canon EOS mount camera body."
|Rebuilding a lens and getting Nikon parts - NikonGlass blog
"For a long time I have been contemplating the rebuild of my old and trusty 500mm lens. Even though its optical performance was great, some of its moving parts were showing their age and using the lens was becoming more tiresome."
|AI conversions||John White|
|AI conversions||William Sampson|
|AI conversion - do it yourself||Lars Holst Hansen|
|add Matrix chip to extension tubes||Bjorn Rorslett|
|aperture stop down lever problems||Jason Busch|
|commercial high resolution Nikkor lenses||Akiyama Michio|
|perspective change 35mm to 85mm||Al Smith|
Lens cleaning articles by the Mansurovs
|Lens cleaning by Fredrik Rasmussen|
|The Nano Crystal Coat - Interview with Nikon Engineers|
|Tips on Choosing an Used Lens by Koh Kho King|
|Series-E lenses||Photography in Malaysia|
|New Nikon VR Technology webpage - Flash-based|
|Mamiya Lens Hood – Because it looks cool! by Terry White
"at the last Photoshop World Conference I saw a couple of my buddies using the Mamiya Lens Hood and at first glance I even questioned whether or not they if they were shooting with a "NEW" lens. I asked because for some reason the Mamiya Lens Hood looked more (and I don't know how else to put this) "professional"."
|using a lens hood with rotating filters||Don Ferrario|
|lens hood list||Shinsaku Hiura|
|lens hood specifications||Rick Housh|
|Don Zeck Lens Cap Now Available for Most High-End Nikkors - PhotographyBLOG
"Don Zeck lens caps have been engineered for superior protection from scratches, dust, rain and other hazards. The lens caps are equipped with a collapsible low-profile handle, so that the cap can easily be mounted or removed while the hood is in either the shooting or stored position. The Don Zeck lens cap is now available for the 200mm F2.0 VR, 300mm F2.8 VR, 300mm F2.8 AF-S, 400mm F2.8 VR, 400mm F2.8 AF-S, 500mm F4 VF, 500mm F4 AF-S, 600mm F4 VR and the 200-400mm F4 VR Nikkors"
|Nikon Trunk Case CT-F1 - Safe and Practical Transport for Super Telephoto Lenses|
|Tripod Collar Blues||Bjorn Rorslett|
|Tripod Collar Evaluations||Bjorn Rorslett|
|DOF & Hyperfocal Distance by J. Ramón Palacios||Nikonians|
|Cleaning your Lenses & Filters by Koh Kho King|
|Medium Format (no longer in production)||Author|
|Nikkor Lens Test (for Bronica S series)||Sam Sherman|
|Nikkors for Bronica Zenza Camera (in Japanese)|
|Nikkor Lenses for Medium Format||Shinsaku Hiura|
|Nikon Rangefinder to Bronica Zenza Adapter||Stephen Gandy|
|Nikkor 105mm Leaf Shutter Instruction Sheet|
|How to use Nikkor 105 Leaf Shutter|
|Nikkor 180mm in Bronica Mount||Stephen Gandy|
|EI-Nikkor Enlarging Lens review||Ed Buziak|
|Large Format Lenses||Bjorn Rorslett|
|Large format lenses by Nico van Dijk|
|Process Nikkor 260mm f10||Red Book Nikkor|
|Process-Nikkor 210mm f10||Red Book Nikkor|
|APO Nikkor 455mm f9||Red Book Nikkor|
|APO Nikkor 240mm f9||Red Book Nikkor|
|EL Nikkor 135mm f5.6||Red Book Nikkor|
|EL Nikkor 105mm f5.6||Red Book Nikkor|
|EL Nikkor 63mm f3.5||Red Book Nikkor|
|Nikon Wooden Film Holders||Red Book Nikkor|