Over the last few weeks I’ve heard and read a lot of confusing and incorrect statements over the compatibility of Nikon’s new AF-P lenses with the Nikon camera range.
Nikon’s AF-P lenses “use a pulse motor (utilizing stepping motors) for ultra-fast, near silent autofocus.” (Source: www.nikonusa.com).
At the time of writing Nikon have the following AF-P lenses available:
- AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
- AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX
- AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR DX
- AF-P 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR DX
- AF-P 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX
- AF-P 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX
The confusion seems to arise from the lenses not having the AF-S designation and therefore a belief that they are not compatible with cameras in the D3000 and D5000 series. Well just to confuse the issue further, AF-P lenses can be used with some of these cameras, but not all of them!
At the time of writing, the following Nikon cameras are compatible with AF-P lenses although a firmware update may be required
D3300, D3400, D5200*, D5300*, D5500, D7100*, D7200*, D7500, D500
D750*, D810*, D810A*, D5*, DF*
*denotes a firmware update may be required from your regional Nikon website.
Cameras which are not listed above are not compatible with AF-P lenses.