What are some fast focusing Nikkor Lenses?

Started Dec 24, 2012 | Questions thread
JakeB Contributing Member • Posts: 842
Re: What are some fast focusing Nikkor Lenses?

Wheels24 wrote:

Hey all,

My first post here

I've done extensive research on the topic, but I haven't had much light shed. Basically, I'm looking for a list of the fastest Nikkor DX lenses. I've compared my lenses (18-55 and 35 1.8) to the Canon equivilants, and the Canon lenses seem to just focus instantly, while the Nikkors lag behind. I understand that focusing is more than just the lenses, but also the camera; I have a D5100, so I'm only looking for AF-S lenses right now.

So, basically, what are some DX Nikkor lenses that focus very quickly like the Canon 18-55mm?


Focusing on my Nikon 24-70 f2.8 is instantaneous and accurate, even in very low light conditions without AF Assist Illumination from the camera.

As others have said, the Nikon 50mm f1.4 G is not fast compared to the 24-70 but still perfectly adequate.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
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