Nikon Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

Here are lens hood compatibility charts for Nikon lenses, including F-mount and Z-mount as well as older manual-focus lenses.

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Here are the lens hood models that are compatible with Nikon lenses. If you’re looking for lens diameters in order to add lens filters, I also have Nikon lens filter size charts.

These are the lens hood model numbers for common Nikon (NIKKOR) lenses, including their FX (full-frame), DX (APS-C cropped sensor), and Z Mirrorless series lenses.

Some focal lengths have multiple lenses, so it’s important to match the other parts of the name. For example, Nikon has multiple versions of the 18-55mm lenses, and the AF-P and AF-S versions are not the same thing and take filters of different sizes. Likewise with, say, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm ƒ/1.4G and AF NIKKOR 50mm ƒ/1.4D—the model names might be very similar, but they’re different lenses and take filters of different sizes.

This is an ongoing list and clearly doesn’t cover every lens Nikon has ever made—there are a lot of them. I’m starting with their current range and adding older lenses to it as the opportunity arises. And it’s not always easy to track down the specific lens hood model numbers, in which case I’ve added placeholders. Please feel free to send through any additions, requests, or corrections. [1]

Nikon Z-mount – Zoom Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are the filter sizes for lenses for Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera system. These use the Z-mount system.

Note that there can be lenses designed for full-frame sensor bodies as well as DX lenses for mirrorless cameras that have a cropped DX-sized sensor. Nikon’s naming convention for these is that the FX lenses don’t have any special notation, while DX-only lenses have “DX” in the lens name.

Lens ModelLens Hood Part Number
NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VRHB-112
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 SHB-96 or HB-97
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 SHB-86
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VRHN-40
NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8HB-107
NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VRHB-101
NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3HB-98
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 SHB-87
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 SHB-85
NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 SHB-102
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VRHB-93
NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8HB-93A
NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VRHB-90A
NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8HB-113
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SHB-92
NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR SHB-103
NIKKOR Z 180-600mm F/5.6-6.3 VRHB-109

Nikon Z-mount – Prime Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are the filter sizes for prime lenses for Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera system.

Lens ModelLens Hood Part Number
NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 SHB-95
NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7HN-42
NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 SHB-88
NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8HB-111
NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8-
NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)-
NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 SHB-89
NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2-
NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE)Aftermarket
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 SHB-94
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 SHB-90
NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8HN-41
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NoctHN-38
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 SHB-106
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 SHB-91
NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR SHB-99
NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S PlenaHB-108
NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR SHK-42
NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR SHB-105
NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR SHK-43
NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR SHB-105A
NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR SHB-104

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Full-Frame (FX/SLR) – Zoom Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are the filter sizes for Nikon’s auto focus zoom lenses designed for full-frame (digital and film) DSLRs and SLRs using the F-mount system.

Lens ModelLens Hood Part Number
AF-S NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5ED FisheyeHB-80
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G EDFixed lens hood
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VRHB-23
AF-S NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-EDHB-23
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G EDHB-66
AF-D NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-EDHB-23
AF-D NIKKOR 20-35mm f/2.8D IFHB-8
AF-D NIKKOR 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5DHB-3
AF NIKKOR 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5HB-3
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G EDHB-40
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRHB-74
AF-D Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IFHB-25
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VRHB-63
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-EDHB-28
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VRHB-53
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G VR IF-EDHB-25
AF-D NIKKOR 24-120mm ƒ/3.5-5.6D IFHB-11
AF-S NIKKOR 28-70mm ƒ/2.8DHB-19
AF-D NIKKOR 28-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.5DHB-6
AF NIKKOR 28-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-6
AF-D NIKKOR 28-80mm ƒ/3.3-5.6GHB-20
AF-D NIKKOR 28-80mm ƒ/3.3-5.6DHB-20
AF NIKKOR 28-85mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-1
AF-N NIKKOR 28-85mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-1
AF-D NIKKOR 28-100mm ƒ/3.5-5.6GHB-27
AF-D NIKKOR 28-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5D IFHB-18
AF-D NIKKOR 28-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G EDHB-30 or HB-50
AF-D NIKKOR 28-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6D IFHB-12
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRHB-50
AF-D NIKKOR 35-70mm f/2.8DHB-1
AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/2.8HB-1
AF NIKKOR 35-70mm ƒ/3.3-4.5HN-2
AF-N NIKKOR 35-70mm ƒ/3.3-4.5HN-2
AF-D NIKKOR 35-80mm ƒ/4-5.6DHN-3
AF-D NIKKOR 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5D IFHB-5
AF-N NIKKOR 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-7
AF NIKKOR 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-2
AF NIKKOR 35-135mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-1
AF-N NIKKOR 35-135mm ƒ/3.5-4.5HB-1
AF Micro-NIKKOR 70-180mm ƒ/4.5-5.6D EDHB-14
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR IIHB-48
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRHB-78
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G IF-EDHB-29
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VRHB-60
AF-D NIKKOR 70-210mm f/4-5.6DHN-24
AF NIKKOR 70-210mm f/4-5.6HN-24
AF NIKKOR 70-210mm f/4HN-24
AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VRHB-82
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-EDHB-36
AF-G NIKKOR 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6GHB-26
AF-D NIKKOR 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6DHB-15
AF NIKKOR 75-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6HN-24
AF-S NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D IF-EDHB-17
AF-D NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D EDHB-7
AF-D NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D N EDHB-7
AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8 EDHB-28
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRHB-65
AF-D NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VRHB-24
AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D EDHB-24
AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VRHK-41
AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VRHK-41
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR IIHK-30
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VRHK-30
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRHB-71

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Full-Frame (FX/SLR) – Prime Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are the filter sizes for Nikon’s auto focus prime lenses designed for full-frame (digital and film) DSLRs and SLRs using the F-mount system.

Lens ModelLens Hood Part Number
AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D EDBuilt-in
AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8DBuilt-in
AF Nikkor 18mm f/2.8DHB-8
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E EDN/A
AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G EDHB-72
AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8HB-4
AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8DHB-4
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G EDHB-51
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8DHN-1
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8HN-1
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8HN-1
AF-N NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8HN-1
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E EDHB-83
AF-D NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4DHK-7
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8GHB-64
AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8DHN-2
AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8HN-2
AF-N NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8HN-2
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4GHB-59
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4HN-3
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2DHN-3
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2HN-3
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D EDHB-43
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4GHB-47
AF-D NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4DHR-2 / HR-1 (rubber screw-on) HR-2 (rubber screw-on) / HS-9 (snap-on)
AF-N NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4NHR-2 / HR-1 (rubber screw-on) HR-2 (rubber screw-on) / HS-9 (snap-on)
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4HR-2 / HR-1 (rubber) / HS-9 (snap-on)
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8GHB-47
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special EditionHB-47
AF-D NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8DHR-2
AF-N NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8NHR-2
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8HR-2
AF Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8HN-22
AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4GHB-68
AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8DHN-22
AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8DHN-22 or HN-23
AF NIKKOR 80mm f/2.8HS-7
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4GHB-55
AF-D NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4DHN-31
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8GHB-62
AF-D NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8DHN-23
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8HN-23
PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8DHB-22
PC Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8DHS-7
AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E EDHB-79
AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-EDHB-38
AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8DHS-7
AF Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8HS-7
AF-D DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2DBuilt-in
AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2Built-in
AF-D DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2DBuilt-in
AF-D NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-EDBuilt-in
AF-N NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8NBuilt-in
AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8Built-in
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR IIHK-31
AF NIKKOR 200mm f/3.5 IF-EDBuilt-in
AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm IF-EDHN-30
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR IIHK-30
AF NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 IF-EDBuilt-in + HE-6
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-EDNB. There are two versions of this lens that are almost identical, but they use different focusing motors, have minutely different dimensions, slightly different weights, and use different lens hoods. The earlier model, with Type I SWM AF, uses lens hood HK-22. The later model, with Type II SWM, uses lens hood HK-26.
AF-I NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-EDHK-19
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VRHB-73
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-EDBuilt-in
AF NIKKOR 300mm f/4 IF-EDBuilt-in
AF NIKKOR 300mm f/4Built-in
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VRHK-38
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-EDHK-25
AF-I NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-EDHK-20
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VRHK-34
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-EDHK-24
AF-I NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-EDHK-21
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VRHB-84
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VRHK-40
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4D IF-EDHK-23
AF-I NIKKOR 600m f/4D IF-EDHK-18
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VRHK-38

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Cropped (DX) – Zoom Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are the filter sizes and lens hoods for Nikon’s zoom lenses designed specifically for DX DSLRs with a cropped sensor using the F-mount system.

Model NumberLens Hood Part Number
AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VRHB-81
AF-S DX NIKKOR 10–24mm f/3.5-4.5G EDHB-23
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-EDHB-23
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VRHB-75
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16–85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRHB-39
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-EDHB-31
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRHB-N106
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR IIHB-69
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRHB-N106
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR ED 18-55mm F3.5-5.6GHB-45
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.5G IF-EDHB-32
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VRHB-32
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRHB-32
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR IIHB-35
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRHB-58
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VRHB-39
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR ED 55-200mm F4-5.6G VRHB-37
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G EDHB-34
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRHB-57
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VRHB-77
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
HB-77

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Cropped (DX) – Prime Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are the filter sizes and lens hoods for Nikon’s prime lenses designed specifically for DX DSLRs with a cropped sensor using the F-mount system.

Lens Model
Lens Hood Part Number
AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G EDBuilt-in
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm ƒ/1.8GHB-46
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8GHB-61
AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VRHB-37

Nikon F-mount Manual Focus – Zoom Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are for Nikon’s older manual focus lenses, including Ai-S lenses. 

Lens ModelLens Hood Part Number
25-50mm f/4HK-7
25-50mm f/4HK-7
28-45mm f/4.5HK-1
28-50mm f/3.5HK-12
28-85mm f/3.5-4.5HK-16
35-70mm f/3.5HK-4
35-70mm f/3.5HN-22
36-72mm f/3.5EHK-8
35-70mm f/3.3-4.5HN-2
35-105mm f/3.5-4.5HK-11
35-135mm f/3.5-4.5HN-22
35-200mm f/3.5-4.5HK-15
43-86mm f/3.5HN-3
43-86mm f/3.5HN-3
50-135mm f/3.5HK-10
50-300mm f/4.5HN-11
50-300mm f/4.5HN-11
50-300mm f/4.5HK-5
50-300mm f/4.5HK-5
70-210mm f/4 EHN-24
70-210mm f/4.5-5.6HR-1
75-150mm f/3.5 EHN-21
80-200mm f/4.5HN-7
80-200mm f/4.5HN-7
80-200mm f/4.5HN-7
80-200mm f/4HN-23
80-200mm f/2.8 EDHN-25
85-250mm f/4-4.5Yes
85-250mm f/4-4.5Yes
85-250mm f/4Yes
100-300mm f/5.6HN-24
180-600mm f/8 EDHN-16
180-600mm f/8 EDHN-16
200-400mm f/4 EDHE-2
200-600mm f/9.5-10.5HN-10
200-600mm f/9.5HN-10
200-600mm f/9.5HN-10
200-600mm f/9.5HN-10
360-1200mm f/11 EDHN-17
360-1200mm f/11 EDHN-17
1200-1700mm f/5.5-8 P IF-EDBuilt-in

Nikon F-mount Manual Focus – Prime Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

These are for Nikon’s older manual focus lenses, including Ai-S lenses. 

Lens ModelLens Hood Part Number
6mm f/5.6N/A
6mm f/2.8N/A
6mm f/2.8N/A
7.5mm f/5.6N/A
8mm f/8N/A
8mm f/2.8N/A
8mm f/2.8N/A
10mm f/5.6N/A
13mm f/5.6Built-in
13mm f/5.6Built-in
15mm f/5.6Built-in
15mm f/5.6Built-in
15mm f/3.5Built-in
15mm f/3.5Built-in
16mm f/3.5Built-in
16mm f/3.5Built-in
16mm f/2.8Built-in
16mm f/2.8Built-in
18mm f/4HN-15
18mm f/3.5HK-9
20mm f/3.5HN-9
20mm f/4HN-14
20mm f/3.5HK-6
20mm f/3.5HK-6
20mm f/2.8HK-14
21mm f/4HK-14
24mm f/f2HK-2
24mm f/f2HK-2
24mm f/2.8HN-1
24mm f/2.8HN-1
24mm f/2.8HN-1
24mm f/2.8HN-1
28mm f/4 PCHN-9
28mm f/3.5 PCHN-9
28mm f/3.5HN-2
28mm f/3.5HN-2
28mm f/3.5HN-2
28mm f/3.5HN-2
28mm f/3.5HN-2
28mm f/2.8HN-2
28mm f/2.8HN-2
28mm f/2.8EHR-6
28mm f/2HN-1
28mm f/2HN-1
28mm f/2HN-1
35mm f/3.5 PCHN-1
35mm f/2.8 PCHN-1
35mm f/2.8 PCHN-1
35mm f/2.8 PCHN-1
35mm f/2.8
35mm f/2.8HN-3
35mm f/2.8HN-3
35mm f/2.8HN-3
35mm f/2.5EHN-3
35mm f/2HN-3
35mm f/2HN-3
35mm f/2HN-3
35mm f/2HN-3
35mm f/1.4HN-3
35mm f/1.4HN-3
35mm f/1.4HN-3
45mm f/2.8 GNHN-4
45mm f/2.8PHN-35
50mm f/2HN-5
50mm f/2HS-2
50mm f/2HS-6
50mm f/1.8HS-6
50mm f/1.8HS-11
50mm f/1.8 NHR-4
50mm f/1.8 EHR-4
50mm f/1.4HS-1
50mm f/1.4HN-5
50mm f/1.4HN-5
50mm f/1.4HR-1
50mm f/1.4HS-9
50mm f/1.2HS-12
50mm f/1.2HR-2
55mm f/3.5 MicroHN-3
55mm f/3.5 MicroHN-3
55mm f/3.5 MicroHN-3
55mm f/2.8 MicroHN-3
55mm f/1.2HR-2
55mm f/1.2HS-7
58mm f/1.2 NoctHS-7 or HR-2
58mm f/1.2 NoctHS-7 or HR-2
58mm f/1.4HS-7
85mm f/2HS-10
85mm f/2HS-10
85mm f/1.8HN-7
85mm f/1.8HN-7
85mm f/1.4HN-20
85mm f/2.8D PC-MienHB-22
100mm f/2.8EHR-5
105mm f/4.5 UVBuilt-in
105mm f/4HN-8
105mm f/4 MicroBuilt-in
105mm f/4 MicroBuilt-in
105mm f/2.8 MicroHS-10
105mm f/2.5HS-4
105mm f/2.5HS-8
105mm f/2.5HS-8
105mm f/2.5Built-in
105mm f/1.8Built-in
120mm f/4 MedicalN/A
135mm f/4N/A
135mm f/3.5HS-4
135mm f/3.5HS-8
135mm f/3.5Built-in
135mm f/3.5Built-in
135mm f/3.5Built-in
135mm f/2.8Built-in
135mm f/2.8Built-in
135mm f/2.8Built-in
135mm f/2.8Built-in
135mm f/2.8EBuilt-in
135mm f/2Built-in
135mm f/2Built-in
180mm f/2.8Built-in
180mm f/2.8Built-in
180mm f/2.8 EDBuilt-in
200mm f/5.6 MedicalN/A
200mm f/5.6 MedicalN/A
200mm f/4 MicroBuilt-in
200mm f/4 MicroBuilt-in
200mm f/4Built-in
200mm f/4Built-in
200mm f/4Built-in
200mm f/4Built-in
200mm f/2 IF-EDBuilt-in
200mm f/2 IF-EDBuilt-in
200mm f/2 N IF-EDBuilt-in + HE-4
300mm f/4.5Built-in
300mm f/4.5Built-in
300mm f/4.5Built-in
300mm f/4.5 EDBuilt-in
300mm f/4.5 IF-EDBuilt-in
300mm f/4.5 IF-EDBuilt-in
300mm f/2.8Built-in
300mm f/2.8 IF-EDBuilt-in
300mm f/2.8 IF-EDBuilt-in
300mm f/2.8 N IF-EDBuilt-in + HE-4
300mm f/2 IF-EDHE-1
400mm f/5.6Built-in
400mm f/5.6 EDBuilt-in
400mm f/5.6 IF-EDBuilt-in
400mm f/5.6 IF-EDBuilt-in
400mm f/4.5Built-in
400mm f/3.5 IF-EDBuilt-in
400mm f/3.5 IF-EDBuilt-in
400mm f/2.8 IF-EDBuilt-in + HE-3
500mm f/8 Reflex
500mm f/8 N ReflexHN-27
500mm f/5 Reflex
500mm f/4 P IF-EDHK-17
600mm f/5.6Built-in
600mm f/5.6 EDBuilt-in
600mm f/5.6 IF-EDBuilt-in
600mm f/5.6 IF-EDBuilt-in
600mm f/5.6 N IF-EDBuilt-in + HE-4
600mm f/4 IF-EDBuilt-in
600mm f/4 IF-EDBuilt-in
600mm f/4 N IF-EDHE-5
800mm f/8Built-in
800mm f/8 EDBuilt-in
800mm f/8 IF-EDBuilt-in
800mm f/8 IF-EDBuilt-in
800mm f/5.6 IF-EDBuilt-in + HE-3
1000mm f/6.3 ReflexN/A
1000mm f/11 Reflex
1000mm f/11 ReflexBuilt-in
1200mm f/11Built-in
1200mm f/11 EDBuilt-in
1200mm f/11 IF-EDBuilt-in
1200mm f/11 IF-EDBuilt-in
2000mm f/11 ReflexBuilt-in

Dedicated Lens Hoods vs Generic Lens Hoods

Many Nikon lenses come with a dedicated lens hood included. If you need a replacement or a spare, in most cases, Nikon makes it available as an accessory that you can buy separately.

The official lens hoods tend to have a large markup, ending up much more expensive than they should be for what they are. In some rare cases, it can get out of hand with lens hoods costing hundreds or even over a thousand dollars (yes, really).

The good news, though, is that you can often find aftermarket alternatives that are significantly less expensive. They often work just as well. They’re usually listed under the same model number as the original.

And in some cases, a generic non-dedicated lens hood might also work, but that usually requires some trial and error to check for lens vignetting and effectiveness on that specific lens.Nikon

Nikon Lens Hood Codes

In addition to the myriad codes used in naming and describing the features of the lenses (more on those below), Nikon also has some codes that apply specifically in the naming of lens hoods. As you might notice in the tables above, there are versions starting with things like HK and HN.

Here’s what they mean. 

  • HB = Bayonet type lens hood. 
  • HE = Extension lens hood.
  • HK = Slip-on lens hood.
  • HN = Screw-in metal lens hood.
  • HR = Screw-in rubber lens hood.
  • HS = Snap-on lens hood.

Confusingly, though, Nikon doesn’t reserve these exclusively for lens hoods. For instance, model HN-14 is a metal lens hood for the 20mm ƒ/4 lens. But model HN-13 is a 72mm polarizing filter. 

Nikon Lens Codes

Like most lens manufacturers, Nikon includes codes in the names of their lenses to help identify key features of their lenses. Over their history, there have been many, and I’ve posted a more comprehensive explanation of Nikon lens codes separately. But here are some of the more recent ones that you’re likely to come across when shopping for lenses.

  • DX = Nikon’s designation for their cropped APS-C sensor cameras and lenses.
  • FX = Nikon’s designation for their full-frame digital cameras and lenses.
  • D = A D-type lens, which conveys the distance from the focal plane to the subject back to the camera to support various kinds of 3D exposure metering and i-TTL fill flash. Many, but not all, D-type lenses have a manual aperture ring.
  • E = An E-type lens, which uses an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism for aperture blade control. This is designed to improve the accuracy of exposures with continuous shooting, especially at high frame rates. This is a distinction from their more common G and D-type lenses, where the diaphragm blades are operated mechanically. Limited compatibility–older DSLRs and SLRs aren’t compatible with it.
  • G = A G-type lens. This is an update to the D-type lenses and incorporates the same kind of distance information. But a defining feature is that they don’t have an aperture ring, with the aperture controlled through the camera’s dials and menu.
  • FL = Some lens elements are made of fluorite rather than the more typical glass. This reduces weight while maintaining optical quality.
  • ED = Extra-Low Dispersion Glass, a specialized type of lens glass designed to reduce chromatic aberration.
  • AF-S = One of several Nikon codes referring to the type of Auto Focus. AF-S signals compatibility with Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocusing system.
  • AF-D = Lens CPU relays distance information to the camera.
  • AF-I = Lens with internal autofocus motor.
  • AF-P = Lenses where particular settings are controlled from the camera’s menu and controls rather than switches on the lens itself (eg. AF/MF or vibration reduction). Limited compatibility–mainly for newer cameras (or, in some cases, updated firmware).
  • VR = Vibration Reduction. This refers to in-lens vibration reduction. You might also come across VR II, which is an updated and improved version.
  • Micro = Nikon’s terminology for macro.

Nikon DSLR Lens Compatibility

You can find Nikon’s official lens compatibility chart here [PDF].

  1. In compiling this data, I’m drawing from a range of sources. For the newest lenses, I’m using Nikon’s official website. For older lenses, I’m primarily drawing from: The New Nikon Compendium: Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Since 1917 (by Simon Stafford, Rudi Hillebrand, and Jans-Joachim Hauschild), Nikon Lenses (2nd ed, by B. Moose Peterson), and Eyes of Nikon: A Comprehensive Guide to Nikkor and Nikon Series E Lenses. Some lenses have required further research, in which case I’ve drawn from other sources as well.[]
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