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    I'm just seeking some advice here. I would like to find out what the different lens terminology mean like cause I've been looking through Nikon's product line and I am absolutely clueless as to the different shortforms and terms... VR, AF-S DX FX etc stuff like that so would anyone be kind enough to enlighten me (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcusluvsgreen
    I'm just seeking some advice here. I would like to find out what the different lens terminology mean like cause I've been looking through Nikon's product line and I am absolutely clueless as to the different shortforms and terms... VR, AF-S DX FX etc stuff like that so would anyone be kind enough to enlighten me (:
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    Google: "Nikon Lens Terminology"

    Precisely what you asked for.

    First link from kenrockwell.

    Appended below for Sir's information, please. The link has everything that Sir has asked for and more.

    Nikkor Lens Technology

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    The acronyms are also explained in the Nikon lens catalogue. You may pick up a company from your preferred camera equipment store or download it.
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    seriously.. a simple goggle would get you all the answer. Instead of waiting for answer here.

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    Obviously no research done at all lol. Google please
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    Well, I think CS is a place which it should be in the top of Google search list. So let's make this community as informative as possible.

    Marcusluvsgreen, I hope the infor below will clear the cloud.

    CANON
    Lens with motors - USM
    Lens with stabilization - IS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - EF
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - EF-S

    NIKON
    Lens with motors - AF-S or AF-I
    Lens with stabilization - VR or VR II
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX

    TAMRON
    Lens with motors - USD
    Lens with stabilization - VC
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - Di
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - Di II

    SIGMA
    Lens with motors - HSM
    Lens with stabilization - OS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - DG
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DC

    TOKINA
    Lens with motors - IF-S
    Lens with stabilization - Not Applicable
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX
    Last edited by sanfong; 9th February 2012 at 03:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanfong
    Well, I think CS is a place which it should be top of Google search list. So let's this community as informative as possible.

    Marcusluvsgreen, I hope the infor clear the cloud.

    CANON
    Lens with motors - AF
    Lens with stabilization - IS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - EF
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - EF-S

    NIKON
    Lens with motors - AF-S or AF-I
    Lens with stabilization - VR or VR II
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX

    TAMRON
    Lens with motors - USD
    Lens with stabilization - VC
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - Di
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - Di II

    SIGMA
    Lens with motors - HSM
    Lens with stabilization - OS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - DG
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DC

    TOKINA
    Lens with motors - IF-S
    Lens with stabilization - Not Applicable
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX
    Please note that some sigma lenses without the HSM also has a motor. HSM does not signify that a lens has a motor but rather that the lens has a type of motor called hypersonic motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Please note that some sigma lenses without the HSM also has a motor. HSM does not signify that a lens has a motor but rather that the lens has a type of motor called hypersonic motor
    Yea you rite. Anyone please amend if you think the infor is inaccurate or not informative enuff. Tks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanfong View Post
    Well, I think CS is a place which it should be top of Google search list. So let's this community as informative as possible.

    Marcusluvsgreen, I hope the infor clear the cloud.
    CANON
    Lens with motors - USM (All of Canon lens had motors. USM means Ultrasonic motor.)
    Lens with stabilization - IS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - EF
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - EF-S

    (note that for crop frame cameras [APS-C] - the camera can accept both EF and EF-S mount lens
    for crop frame cameras [APS-H] - the camera can only accept EF mount lens
    for Full frame cameras [FF] - the camera can only accept EF mount lens)

    NIKON
    Lens with motors - AF-S or AF-I
    Lens with stabilization - VR or VR II
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX (for full frame camera, one can still mount the crop frame lens)

    TAMRON
    Lens with motors - USD (USD is the ultrasonic motor of Tamron - equivalent to Sigma's HSM and Canon's USM, but all Tamron lens - except those very old manual lens, have built in motor - eg PZD)
    Lens with stabilization - VC
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - Di
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - Di II

    SIGMA
    Lens with motors - HSM (all Sigma lens had motor, not just those with the HSM - HSM means High speed motor)
    Lens with stabilization - OS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - DG
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DC

    TOKINA
    Lens with motors - IF-S
    Lens with stabilization - Not Applicable
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    CANON
    Lens with motors - USM (All of Canon lens had motors. USM means Ultrasonic motor.)
    Lens with stabilization - IS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - EF
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - EF-S

    (note that for crop frame cameras [APS-C] - the camera can accept both EF and EF-S mount lens
    for crop frame cameras [APS-H] - the camera can only accept EF mount lens
    for Full frame cameras [FF] - the camera can only accept EF mount lens)

    NIKON
    Lens with motors - AF-S or AF-I
    Lens with stabilization - VR or VR II
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX (for full frame camera, one can still mount the crop frame lens)

    TAMRON
    Lens with motors - USD (USD is the ultrasonic motor of Tamron - equivalent to Sigma's HSM and Canon's USM, but all Tamron lens - except those very old manual lens, have built in motor - eg PZD)
    Lens with stabilization - VC
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - Di
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - Di II

    SIGMA
    Lens with motors - HSM (all Sigma lens had motor, not just those with the HSM - HSM means High speed motor)
    Lens with stabilization - OS
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - DG
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DC

    TOKINA
    Lens with motors - IF-S
    Lens with stabilization - Not Applicable
    Lens for Full Frame Cameras - FX
    Lens for Corpped Frame Cameras - DX
    HSM means hyper-sonic motor

    Lens - SIGMA CORPORATION

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    Default Re: Terminology

    Quick Google on the following searches throw out some of these links...........

    Nikon mount Terminology:
    Nikon F-mount - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Nikon Lens Compatibility

    Types of Lens mounts:
    Lens mount - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    SLR Lens Mount Identification Guide

    Lens Flange Distance Registration:
    Camera Mounts Sorted by Register

    etc............
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