Like other lens makers, Nikon has its own technical jargon for the features and specifications of its lenses. The first bit of Nikon lens jargon is the name – Nikon brands its lenses ‘Nikkor’’ – though some reviewers and retailers us the name ‘Nikon’ instead, just to be clear about who makes them. Nikon camera […]
Nikon F mount
The Nikon F mount is used on Nikon DSLRs, both in its DX (APS-C) and FX (full frame) cameras. One of its main claims to fame is that it was first introduced as far back as 1959 and many old Nikon lenses still physically fit current cameras – though electronics, autofocus and exposure control have moved on, so this is mostly of academic interest.
SLRs and mirrorless cameras take interchangeable lenses, but the fitting, or ‘lens mount’, varies from one brand to another, so can’t usually use one brand of lenses on another brand of camera. Independent third-party lens makers offer their lenses in two, three or more different lens mounts to fit different camera brands, but lenses made […]