Nikkor Autofocus Lenses

Last update: 4/26/2011
Lens designations followed by an * indicate lenses no longer in production.

New Lens announced in April 2011:

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Comments
AF 50mm AF-S G Yes f/1.8 58mm

1.5 ft (.45m)

7 elements in 6 groups, one aspherical element. 7-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:6.5 maximum reproduction ratio. Non-rotating front element. M/A and M switches. HB-48 hood (included). 6.6 ounces (185g).

New Lenses announced 8/18/2010:

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AF 55-300mm AF-S G ED VR DX Yes f/4.5-5.6 ??

4.6 ft (1.4m)

17 elements in 11 groups. ED and HDRI elements. 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:3.57 maximum reproduction ratio. Vibration reduction II. HB-57 hood included. 18.7 ounces (530g).
AF 85mm G AF-S ED Yes f/1.4 77mm 2 ft (85cm) 10 elements in 9 groups. No ED elements. Nano coating. 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:8.3 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-55 hood included. 21 ounces (595g).
AF 24-120mm AF-S G ED VR Yes f/4 77mm

1 ft 5" (45cm)

17 elements in 13 groups. 2 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano coating. 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:4.16 maximum reproduction ratio. Vibration reduction II. HB-53 hood included. 25 ounces (710g).
AF 28-300mm AF-S G ED VR Yes f/3.5-5.6 ??mm 1 ft 6" (50cm) 19 elements in 14 groups. 2 ED and 3 aspherical elements. 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:3.13 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-50 hood included. 28 ounces (800g).

New Lenses announced 2/8/2010:

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AF 16-35mm AF-S ED VR Yes f/4 77mm

1 ft (.29m)

17 elements in 12 groups. 2 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano coating. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:4 maximum reproduction ratio. Vibration reduction. HB-23 hood included. 24 ounces (680g).
AF 24mm AF-S ED Yes f/1.4 77mm .82 ft (.25m) 12 elements in 10 groups. 2 ED and 2 aspherical elements. Nano coating. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:5.6 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-51 hood included. 21.9 ounces (620g).

New Lens announced in Oct 2009:

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AF 85mm AF-S G DX VR ED Micro-Nikkor Yes f/3.5 52mm

11" (.286m)

14 elements in 10 groups, one ED element. 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio. Non-rotating front element. M/A and M switches. HB-37 hood (included). 12.5 ounces (335g).

New Lenses announced 7/30/2009:

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AF 18-200mm AF-S G DX VR II Yes f/3.5-5.6 72mm

1.6 ft (.5m)

16 elements in 12 groups. 2 ED and 3 aspherical element. Improved coating. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. Zoom lock switch. 1:x maximum reproduction ratio. HB-35 hood. 19.8 ounces (560g).
AF 70-200mm AF-S G DX VR N II Yes f/2.8 77mm 4.6' (1.4m) 21 elements in 16 groups. 7 ED element. Nano coating. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:?? maximum reproduction ratio. New A/M autofocus priority mode. Normal and Active VR ability. HB-x hood included. Dust and moisture sealing. 3.4 pounds (1540g).

New Lens announced in April 2009:

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AF 10-24mm AF-S G DX Yes f/3.5-4.5 77mm

9.5" (.24m)

14 elements in 9 groups, three aspheric, two ED elements. 7-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. ?? maximum reproduction ratio. Non-rotating front element. M/A and M switches. HB-23 hood (included). 16.2 ounces (460g).

New Lens announced in Feb 2009:

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AF 35mm AF-S G DX Yes f/1.8 52mm

1 foot (.3m)

8 elements in 6 groups, one hybrid aspheric. 7-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:6.6 maximum reproduction ratio. Non-rotating front element, non-extended barrel. M/A and M switches. HB-46 hood (included). SIC coating. 7.4 ounces (210g).

New Lens announced Photokina 2008 (9/23/2008):

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AF 50mm AF-S G Yes f/1.4 58mm

1.48 ft (.45m)

8 elements in 7 groups. 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm. 1:6.6 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-47 hood (included). SIC coating. 10.2 ounces (290g).

New Lens announced pre-Photokina 2008 (8/27/2008):

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AF 18-105mm AF-S VR G ED DX Yes f/3.5-5.6 67mm

1.48 ft (.45m)

15 elements in 11 groups. 1 ED elements, 2 aspherical elements. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. Vibration Reduction, internal focusing. 1:5 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-? hood . SIC coating. 15.8 ounces (450g).

New Lenses pre-announced Jan 29, 2008 (at PMA):

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AF 45mm ED Micro-Nikkor PC-E Yes f/2.8 77mm

11" (0.253m)

9 elements in 8 groups. 1 ED element. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Tilt 8.5 degrees, shift 11.5mm, may be limited on cameras other than the D3. 1:2 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-43 hood included. Dust and moisture sealing. Nano coating. 26 ounces (740g).
AF 85mm Micro-Nikkor PC-E Yes f/2.8 77mm 1.3' (.39m) 6 elements in 5 groups. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Tilt 8.5 degrees, shift 11.5mm, may be limited on cameras other than the D3. 1:2 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-22 hood included. Dust and moisture sealing. Nano coating. 22 ounces (635g).

New Lenses announced Jan 29, 2008 (at PMA):

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Max F/stop
Filter Size
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AF 16-85mm AF-S VR G ED DX Yes f/3.5-5.6 67mm

1.2 ft (0.38m)

17 elements in 11 groups. 2 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. Vibration Reduction, internal focusing. 1:4.6 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-39 hood included. SIC coating. 17 ounces (485g).
AF 60mm AF-S G ED Micro-Nikkor Yes f/2.8 62mm

7.25" (185mm)

12 elements in 9 groups. 1 ED element, 2 aspherical elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Internal focusing. 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-42 hood included. Nano coating. 15 ounces (425g).
AF 24mm ED Micro-Nikkor PC-E Yes f/3.5 77mm

8.25" (0.21m)

13 elements in 10 groups. 3 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Tilt 8.5 degrees, shift 11.5mm, may be limited on cameras other than the D3. 1:2.7 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-41 hood included. Dust and moisture sealing. Nano coating. 26 ounces (730g).

New Lens announced Nov 20, 2007 (to be available in Dec 2007):

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AF 18-55mm AF-S G DX ED VR Yes f/3.5-5.6 52mm

1 ft (.028m)

11 elements in 8 groups. 1 ED and 1 aspherical element. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:3.1 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-45 hood (optional). 9.3 ounces (265g).

New Lenses announced Aug 23, 2007 (to be available in Nov 2007):

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Max F/stop
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AF 400mm AF-S VR G ED Yes f/2.8 drop-in 52mm

9.5 ft (2.9m)

14 elements in 11 groups. 3 ED elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Vibration Reduction, internal focusing. 1:6.3 maximum reproduction ratio. HK-33 hood included. Nano coating. 10.2 pounds (4620g).
AF 500mm AF-S VR G ED Yes f/4 drop-in 52mm

13 ft (4m)

14 elements in 11 groups. 3 ED elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Vibration Reduction. 1:6.9 maximum reproduction ratio. HK-34 hood included. Nano coating. 8.6 pounds (3880g).
AF 600mm AF-S VR G ED Yes f/4 drop-in 52mm

16.4 ft (5m)

15 elements in 12 groups. 3 ED elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Vibration Reduction. 1:7.4 maximum reproduction ratio. HK-35 hood included. Nano coating. 11 pounds (5060g).
AF 24-70mm AF-S G ED Yes f/2.8 77mm

1.2 ft (0.38m)

15 elements in 11 groups. 3 ED elements, 3 aspherical. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Internal focusing. 1:3.7 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-40 hood included. Nano coating. 32 ounces (900g).
AF 14-24mm AF-S G ED Yes f/2.8 NA

0.9 ft (0.28m)

14 elements in 11 groups. 2 ED elements, 3 aspherical. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. Internal focusing. 1:6.7 maximum reproduction ratio. Nano coating. Integrated hood. 35 ounces (1000g).

New Lens announced Mar 6, 2007:

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Max F/stop
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AF 55-200mm AF-S VR G ED DX Yes f/4-5.6 52mm

3.1 ft (0.95m)

15 elements in 11 groups. 1 ED element. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. Vibration Reduction. 1:3.5 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-37 hood included. 11.8 ounces (335g).

New Lenses announced August 9, 2006:

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Max F/stop
Filter Size
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AF 18-135 AF-S G IF-ED DX Yes f/3.5-5.6 67mm

1.5 ft (45cm)

15 elements in 13 groups. 2 ED and 2 aspherical elements. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-32 hood included. 13.6 ounces (385g).
AF 70-300 AF-S G VR Yes f/4.5-5.6 67mm 4.9 ft (1.5m) 17 elements in 12 groups. 2 ED elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-36 hood included. 1.6 pound (725g)

New Lens announced Feb 21, 2006:

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AF 105mm AF-S G IF-ED VR Micro-Nikkor Yes f/2.8 62mm

1 ft (31cm)

14 elements in 12 groups. 1 ED and 1 nano crystal coated element. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. 154mm working distance. 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-38 hood included. 25.4 ounces (720g).

New Lens announced Nov 1, 2005:

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AF 18-200mm AF-S G DX ED VR Yes f/3.5-5.6 72mm

1.6 ft (.5m)

16 elements in 12 groups. 2 ED and 3 aspherical element. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:x maximum reproduction ratio. HB-35 hood. 19.8 ounces (560g).

New Lenses announced April 20, 2005:

Focal Length
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Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 18-55mm AF-S G DX ED Yes f/3.5-5.6 52mm

1 ft (.028m)

7 elements in 5 groups. 1 ED and 1 aspherical element. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:3.2 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-33 hood (optional). 6.8 ounces (210g).
AF 55-200mm AF-S G ED DX Yes f/4-5.6 52mm 3.1 ft (0.95m) 13 elements in 9 groups. 2 ED elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. 1:3.5 maximum reproduction ratio. HB-34 hood. 9 ounces (255g).

New Lens announced Sept 16, 2004:

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Max F/stop
Filter Size
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AF 300mmG AF-S IF-ED VR Yes f/2.8 52mm drop

7.2 ft (2.2m)

11 elements in 8 groups. 3 ED and meniscus protective front glass. Nano-crystal ghosting reduction coating. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:6.1. ?-blade aperture diaphragm. HK-30 hood (supplied). Preset focus reset, focus lock, AF-ON, Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing, vibration reduction. 6.4 pounds (2.85kg).

New Lens announced 5/28/04:

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Filter Size
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AF 200mmG AF-S IF-ED VR Yes f/2 52mm drop

6.2 ft (1.9m)

13 elements in 9 groups. 3 ED and 1 Super ED elements plus clear protective front glass. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:8.1. ?-blade aperture diaphragm. HK-31 hood (supplied). Preset focus reset, focus lock. Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing, vibration reduction. 6.4 pounds (2.9kg).
TC-17E II Teleconverter Yes - 1.5 stop NA NA 31.5mm thick; works only with AF-S and AF-I lenses, supports VR.

New Lens announced 1/28/04:

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AF 18-70mmG AF-S DX IF-ED Yes f/3.5-4.5 67mm

15" (0.38m)

15 elements in 13 groups. 3 ED and 1 aspherical elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:6.2. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-32 hood (supplied). Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing. 13.5 ounces (390g).

New Lenses announced July 22, 2003:

Focal Length
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Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 17-55mmG AF-S DX IF-ED Yes f/2.8 77mm

14.2" (0.36m)

14 elements in 10 groups. 3 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:5. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-31 hood (supplied). Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing. 26.6 ounces (755g).
AF 200-400mmG AF-S VR IF-ED Yes f/4 52mm drop-in 6.5' (2m) in autofocus. Slight improvement in manual focus (6.4') 24 elements in 17 groups. 4 ED elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:3.7. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. HK-30 hood (included). Manual/Autofocus switch, active/normal VR switch, set/recall focus switches, internal focusing, rubber seals. 7.2 lbs (3275g) with protective glass; 6.9 lbs (3150g) without.
AF 10.5mmG DX Yes f/2.8 rear slot 5.5" (14cm) Full-frame fisheye (180-degrees across diagonal). 10 elements in 7 groups. 1 ED and ? aspherical elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:5. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. Butterfly style built-in hood. Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing. DOF markings for f/16, f/22. 10.8 ounces (305g).

New Lenses announced February 18, 2003:

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Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 24-120mmG AF-S VR IF-ED Yes f/3.5-5.6 72mm

1.6' (.5m)

15 elements in 13 groups. Two ED and two aspherical elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:4.7. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-25 hood (included). Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing. 20.3 ounces (572g). Shipped 6/03.
AF 28-200mmG IF-ED* Discontinued Yes f/3.5-5.6 62mm 1.4' (.44m) 12 elements in 11 groups. Three ED and three aspherical elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:3.1. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-30 hood (included). Internal focusing. Silver version available! 12.7 ounces (360g). Not yet shipping.

New Lens announced December 11, 2002:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 12-24mmG AF-S DX IF-ED Yes f/4 77mm

11.8" (.3m)

11 elements in 7 groups. Two ED and three aspherical elements. Maximum reproduction ratio is 1:8.3. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-23 hood (included). Manual/Autofocus switch, internal focusing. 18-35mm equivalent on digital SLRs with a 1.5x angle of view change (not recommended for 35mm bodies). Shipped 6/03.

New Lenses announced February 21, 2002:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 24-85mm G AF-S IF-ED* Discontinued Yes f/3.5-f/4.5 67mm !

(0.38m)

15 elements in 12 groups. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-28 hood provided. Maximum reproduction ratio 1:4.7. 14.3 ounces (415g). 36-127.5mm equivalent on digital SLRs.
AF 28-100mm G* Discontinued Yes f/3.5-f/5.6 62mm 22" (0.56m) HB-27 hood. 8 elements in 6 groups. 7-blade aperture diaphragm. Maximum reproduction ratio 1:4.8. 8.6 ounces (245g). 42-150mm equivalent on digital SLRs.
AF 50mm D Yes f/1.8 52mm 1.5' (0.45m) 6 elements in 5 groups. Maximum reproduction ratio 1:6.6. 5.5 ounces (155g). 75mm equivalent on digital SLRs. New design looks more like the original E Series lens it was based on--there's no focus distance window, instead there are focus marks on the outside of the barrel.
AF 70-200mm G AF-S IF-ED VR Yes f/2.8 77mm

(1.4m) manual focus
5' (1.5m) autofocus

21 (!) elements in 15 (!) groups. 5 ED elements. 9-blade aperture diaphragm. HB-29 hood and CL-M2 case (provided). 3-mode VR (static, panning, tripod). Water resistant. Detachable tripod mounting foot. Black or light gray barrel choice. Maximum reproduction ratio 1:5.6 in MF, 1:6.1 in AF. 51.9 ounces (1430g). 105-300mm equivalent on digital SLRs.

New Lenses announced April 25, 2001:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 400mm D AF-S IF-ED II* Discontinued Yes 2.8 52mm drop in

(3.5m) autofocus
(3.4m) manual focus

Lighter, closer focusing version of previous AF-S lens. 11 elements in 8 groups (3 ED). 4400g. CT-402 trunk case, LN-1 strap provided.
AF 500mm D AF-S IF-ED II* Discontinued Yes 4 52mm drop in (4.6m) autofocus
(4.4m) manual focus
Lighter, closer focusing version of previous AF-S lens. 11 elements in 9 groups (3 ED). 3430g. CT-502 trunk case, LN-1 strap provided.
AF 600mm D AF-S IF-ED II* Discontinued Yes 4 52mm drop in (6m) Lighter, closer focusing version of previous AF-S lens. 10 elements in 7 groups (3 ED). 4850 g. CT-606 trunk case, LN-1 strap provided.
TC-14E II Yes -1 stop NA NA Lighter, less expensive than previous converters. 5 elements in 5 groups. 200g.
TC-20E II Yes -2 stops NA NA Lighter, less expensive than previous converters. 7 elements in 6 groups. 355g.

New Lenses announced February 2001 at PMA:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 300mm D AF-S IF-ED II Yes 2.8 52mm drop in

7.5 feet (2.3m) autofocus
7.2 feet (2.2m) manual focus

11/8 element design, includes 3 ED elements. Provided with CL-L1 case, 52mm NC filter, and LN-1 strap. Nine blade aperture diaphragm. Works with TC-14E. Available in either black or light gray. Weighs 82 ounces (~5.6 pounds) (2560g).
MF 45mm P* Discontinued No 2.8 52mm 1.5' (0.45m) 4/3 element design, includes 3 ED elements. Only 0.7" (17mm) front to back! Seven blade aperture diaphragm. Max reproduction ratio of 1:7.6. Weighs 4.2 ounces (120g). Supplied with matched lens hood and NC filter. Silver finish.
AF 28-80mm G* Discontinued Yes 3.3-5.6 58mm 1.1' (0.3m) HB-20 hood. 6/6 element design. Aspherical element. Seven blade diaphragm. Weighs 6.9 ounces.

Note: The following table applies to the Nikon line as of 11/2/02 (lenses no longer in production have a designation followed with an *, lenses no longer available new from NikonUSA are listed as Discontinued).

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 14mm D ED Yes 2.8 rear slot 7.9 in (0.2m) 14/12 element design. 2 aspherical, 1 ED element. Rear focus. Built-in hood. 23.6 ounces.
AF 16mm D Yes 2.8 rear slot 10" (0.25m) Fullframe fisheye (180 degree diagonal). 8/5 element design. Provides a unique, curved look to photos. Great optics, with less edge falloff than you'd expect. 10.1 ounces.
AF 18mm D ASP* Yes 2.8 77 10" (0.25m) HB-8 hood (provided). 13/10 element design. Aspherical element. Rear focus. 13.6 ounces.
AF 20mm D Yes 2.8 62 10" (0.25m) HB-4 hood. 12/9 element design. CRC correction. A sharp, workhorse lens. 9.5 ounces.
AF 24mm D Yes 2.8 52 1' (0.3m) HN-1 hood. 9/9 element design. CRC correction. May be the sharpest of the wide-angle AF Nikkors. 9.5 ounces.
AF 28mm D ASP Yes 1.4 72 1.15' (0.35m) HK-7 hood. 11/8 element design. Aspherical element. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Only goes to f/16 at minimum aperture. 18.3 ounces.
AF 28mm D* Yes 2.8 52 10" (0.25m) HN-2 hood. 6/6 element design. 7.4 ounces.
AF 35mm D* Yes 2 52 10" (0.25m) HN-3 hood. 6/5 element design. 7.2 ounces.
AF 50mm D* Yes 1.4 52 1.5' (0.45m) HR-2 hood. 7/5 element design (one element less than older versions). Only goes to f/16 at minimum aperture. 7.9 ounces.
AF 50mm*
Discontinued
No 1.8 52 1.5' (0.45m) HR-2 hood.6/5 element design. No distance scale window.
AF 85mm D* Yes 1.8 62 33" (0.85m) HN-23 hood (included). 6/6 element design. Only goes to f/16 at minimum aperture. One of the sharpest telephotos Nikon has made. A superb lens in every respect. 13.2 ounces.
AF 85mm D Yes 1.4 77 33" (0.85m) HN-31 hood (included). 9/8 element design. Only goes to f/16 at minimum aperture. 19.8 ounces.
AF 180mm D ED-IF Yes 2.8 72 5' 11" (1.5m) Built-in hood. 8/6 element design (manual focus versions were 5/4 or 5/5). ED element. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Absolutely stunning optics, one of the few examples where an autofocus Nikkor clearly outperforms the manual focus model it replaced. 27.1 ounces.
AF 300mm D ED-IF AF-S* Discontinued Yes 2.8 52 drop-in 8.5' (2.5m) HK-22 hood included. 11/8 element design. Manual focus override. Tripod collar. Very fast, sure focusing. Nice optics, though not worth the price over the f/4 300mm unless you need the wider aperture.
AF 300mm ED-IF*
Discontinued
No 4 39 drop-in 8.5' (2.5m) Built-in hood. 8/6 element design. Goes to f/32 minimum aperture. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Tripod collar. A very sharp lens, even wide open. Focuses slowly and "hunts" on some cameras, though not on my F5.
AF 300mm ED-IF AF-S Yes 4 77 4.8' (1.35m) Built-in hood. Manual focus override. Tripod collar. Early reports express concern about results at slow shutter speeds on a tripod.
AF 400mm ED-IF AF-S* Discontinued Yes 2.8 52 drop in (3.5m) 10/7 element design. Tripod collar. Manual focus override.
AF 500mm ED-IF AF-S* Discontinued Yes 4 52 drop-in 16.5' (5m) HK-24 hood included. 11/9 element design, plus protective glass on front. Manual focus override. Tripod collar. Superb wildlife lens, works especially well with TC-14E converter (700mm f/5.6 equivalent).
AF 600mm ED-IF AF-S* Discontinued Yes 4 52 drop-in 19.5' (5.9m) HK-23 hood included. 10/7 element design, plus protective glass on front. Manual focus override. Tripod collar.
AF Micro 60mm D Discontinued Yes 2.8 62

8.75" (22cm)

working distance: 90.4mm

HN-22 hood. 1:1 macro reproduction at full extension. 8/7 element design. CRC correction. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Focus limit switch. Minimum f/32 aperture. A superb lens at close distances, a respectable lens at infinity focus (soft edges). 16 ounces.
AF Micro 105mm D* Discontinued Yes 2.8 52

1' (30cm)

working distance: 136mm

HS-7 hood. 1:1 macro reproduction at full extension. CRC correction. 9/8 element design. Focus limit switch. Minimum f/32 aperture. 19.6 ounces.
AF 105mm D DC Yes 2 72 3' (90cm) Built-in hood. 6/6 element design. Defocus Image Control. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Rear focus. Minimum f/16 aperture. 21.9 ounces.
AF 135mm D DC Yes 2 72 4' (1.1m) Built-in hood. 7/6 element design. Defocus Image Control. Automatic/Manual focus switch. 28.6 ounces.
AF Micro 70-180mm D ED* Discontinued Yes 4.5-5.6 62

1.25' (0.37m)

working distance: 112.4mm

HB-14 hood (provided). 18/14 element design. The zoom makes it easy to get exactly the framing you want when working close. 34.9 ounces.
AF Micro 200mm D ED-IF Yes 4 62

20" (0.5m)

working distance: 10.2" (260mm)

HN-30 hood. 1:1 macro reproduction at full extension. 13/8 element design. CRC Correction. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Tripod collar. 42.3 ounces.
AF 17-35mm D ED-IF AF-S* Yes 2.8 77 0.9' (.28m) HB-23 hood. Internal focus. Manual focus override.
AF 18-35mm D ED-IF* Discontinued Yes 3.5-4.5 77 1.25' (.33m) HB-23 hood (included). 11/8 element design with one aspherical and 1 ED element. 7-blade diaphragm. Internal focus. Weighs 13.1 ounces (370g). Accepts TC-201 and TC-14a converters.

AF 20-35mm D IF*
Discontinued

Yes 2.8 77 1.7' (0.5m) HB-8 hood. 14/11 element design. Aspherical element. Internal focus. Automatic/Manual focus switch. Excellent optics, but minimum focus distance leaves much to be desired at 20mm.

AF 24-50mm D*
Discontinued

Yes 3.3-4.5 62 1.6' (0.5m) HB-3 hood. 9/8 element design. Minimum focus distance is a problem at widest angle.
AF 24-85mm D IF* Discontinued Yes 2.8-4 72

1.6' (0.5m)
0.7' (0.21m) macro

HB-25 hood. 15/11 element design. 2 aspherical elements. Internal focus. Initial impression is that it is soft at the edges in wide apertures. Minimum focus distance is a problem at widest angle. 1:2 macro capability. 19.2 ounces.
AF 24-120mm D IF* Discontinued Yes 3.5-5.6 72 2' (0.6m) HB-11 hood. 15/11 element design. Aspherical elements. Internal focus. Has gotten good reviews from many, but watch out for minimum focus distance at widest angle. 19.6 ounces.
AF 28-70mm D*
Discontinued
Yes 3.5-4.5 52 1.3' (0.39m) HB-6 hood. 8/7 element design. Aspherical element.
AF 28-70mm D ED-IF AF-S* Yes 2.8 77 1.5' (0.45m) HB-19 hood. 15/11 element design. Internal focus. Manual focus override.
AF 28-80mm D*
Discontinued
Yes 3.5-5.6 58 1.7' (0.5m) HB-10 hood. 7/7 element design.
AF 28-85mm*
Discontinued
No 3.5-4.5 62 32" (0.8m) HB-1 hood. 14/11 element design. Macro mode goes to 9" (23 cm). Much maligned by some, I found this to be a decent, though unremarkable lens. Well built, though.
AF 28-105mm D ED-IF* Discontinued Yes 3.5-4.5 62 1.7' (0.5m) HB-18 hood. 16/12 element design. ED element. Internal focus. 9-blade diaphragm. 16.9 ounces.
AF 28-200mm D IF* Discontinued Yes 3.5-5.6 72 7' (2.1m)
2.8'-4.9' (.85-1.5m) macro
HB-12 hood (provided). 16/13 element design. Internal focus. Not as good as the Tamron of the same range, and the minimum focus is a real nuisance. 19.6 ounces.
AF 35-70mm D* Discontinued Yes 2.8 62 2' (0.6m)
0.9' (28cm) macro
HB-1 hood. 15/12 element design. 23.8 ounces.
AF 35-80mm D
Discontinued
Yes 4-5.6 52 1.2' (35cm) HN-3 hood. 6/6 element design.
AF 35-105mm D IF
Discontinued
Yes 3.5-4.5 52 33" (85cm) HB-5 hood. 13/10 element design (previous AF design was 16/12 and had macro mode). Internal focus.
AF 70-210mm D
Discontinued
Yes 4.5-5.6 62 5' (1.5m) HN-24 hood. 12/9 element design. Has macro mode to 4' (1.2m). Minimum aperture is f/32. Heavy, well made lens that is optically the equivalent of the 80-200 f/2.8 at f/8, but has visible light falloff at corners at wider apertures.
AF 70-300mm D ED* Discontinued Yes 4.5-5.6 62 5' (1.5m) HB-15 hood (provided). 13/9 element design. ED element. Minimum aperture is f/32. My favorite variable telephoto. A little soft at 300mm, especially wide open, but a capable performer stopped down. 18.2 ounces.
AF 70-300mm G* Discontinued Yes 4-5.6 62 4.9' (1.5m) HB-26 hood. 13/9 element design. No aperture ring. 16.5 ounces.
AF 75-240mm D* Discontinued Yes 4.5-5.6 52 4.9' (1.5m) HB-21 hood.
AF 75-300mm* Discontinued No 4.5-5.6 62 10' (3m) HN-24 hood. 13/11 element design. Tripod collar.
AF 80-200mm D ED-IF AF-S
Discontinued
Yes 2.8 77 5' (1.5m) HB-17 hood. 18/14 element design. Tripod collar. Manual focus override.
AF 80-400mm D ED VR Yes 4.5-5.6 77 7.5' (2.3m) HB-24 hood (provided). 17/11 element design. ED element. Removable tripod collar. Vibration Reduction system. Initial reports have all been positive. Slightly smaller and lighter than the 80-200 f/2.8. 47.3 ounces with tripod collar.

"MF" = manual focus; "AF" = autofocus; "IF" = internal focus; "ED" = at least one ED element (low dispersion); "AF-S" = silent motor

D? = is the lens D compatible? Only verified lenses are listed as "Yes" in this table.

Max F/stop = widest available f/stop; variable number indicates maximum f/stop changes with focal length.

Filter Size =  number is filter thread size.

Close Focus = first number is in feet; number in parentheses is metric (the convention used throughout Nikon Field Guide).