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A table of lens names and abbreviations used by the manufacturers:

Manufacturer
/
Type

Canon

Nikon / Nikkor

Sigma

Tamron

Tokina

Sony / Minolta

Samyang / Pro-Optic / Rokinon / Bower / Walimex

Pentax

Sensor size

Cropped sensor (APS-C or smaller)

EF-S: Electronic Focus - Short Back / for SLR

EF-M: Electronic Focus - Mirrorless / for mirrorless camera
DX DC: Digital Compact

DN: Digital Neo (for mirrorless camera)
Di-II: APS-C

DI-III: For mirrorless camera
DX DT: Digital Technology (for SLR / SLT)

E: APS-C size, for mirrorless camera

CS: APS-C

MFT: Micro Four Third
DA / DA-L / DA*: APS-C

Q: Micro Four Third

Full frame

EF: Electronic Focus

MP-E: Macro Photography, Electronic aperture control (special macrolens)

TS: Tilt-Shift (manual aperture control)

TS-E: Tilt-Shift Electronic aperture control
FX DG: Digital Grade DI FX Minolta AF: for SLR

A / α / Alpha: for full frame SLR / SLT

FE: for mirrorless camera
  K / KF / KA / KAF / KAF2 / KA2 / R-K
Focus

Autofocus with motor in the camera body

  AF: AutoFocus          
KAF / KAF2

Autofocus with motor in the lens

  AF-I: AutoFocus Internal

AF-S: AutoFocus Silent (Ultrasonic motor)

SWM: Silent Wave Motor
AF: AutoFocus AF: AutoFocus AF: AutoFocus

SD-M: Silent-Drive Module
SAM: Smooth Autofocus Motor   DA / DA-L / DA*
KF / KA2

Ultrasonic AF motor

USM: UltraSonic Motor AF-S: AutoFocus-Silent

SWM: Silent Wave Motor
HSM: HyperSonic Motor USD: Ultrasonic Silent Drive

PZD: PieZo Drive
VCM-S SSM: SuperSonic Motor   SDM: Supersonic Drive Motor

Macro

Macro

MP-E: Macro Photography, Electronic aperture control (special macrolens)
Micro Macro Macro Macro Macro   Macro

Tilt-shift lens

TS: Tilt-Shift (manual aperture control)

TS-E: Tilt-Shift Electronic aperture control
PC: Perspective Control         T-S: Tilt-Shift  

Inner focusing

  IF: Internal Focusing IF: Inner Focusing IF: Inner Focusing system IF: Internal Focus system

IRF: Internal Rear Focus system
  IF: Internal Focusing IF: Internal Focusing

Rear focusing

  RF: Rear Focusing RF: Rear Focusing   IRF: Internal Rear Focus system      

Softfocus

Softfocus     Soft-Focus   SF: Soft Focus    

Focus distance info to the body

  D: Distance

G: focus distance info (and no aperture control ring)
      D: Distance    
Other features

High quality

L: Luxury   EX: EXcellence SP: Super Performance AT-X PRO G: Gold   Limited / * (for example: DA*)

Image stabilizer

IS: Image Stabilization VR: Vibration Reduction OS: Optical Stabilizer VC: Vibration Compenastion VCM-S OSS: Optical Steady Shot (only for E-system)    

Aspherical lens element

  ASP: ASPherical ASP: ASPherical ASL / Aspherical: ASpherical Lens

LAH: Low dispersion + Asperical Hybrid lens

ADH: Anomalious Dispersion + asherical Hybdrid lens element
AS: ASpherical

F&R: advanced aspherical
  AS / Aspherical: ASpherical AL: AspehericaL elements

Low dispersion lens element

UD: Ultra low Dispersion

Super UD: Super Ultra low Dispersion
ED: Extra-low Dispersion FLD: 'F' Low Dispersion LD: Low Dispersion

XLD: eXtra Low Dispersion

LAH: Low dispersion + Asperical Hybrid Lens
SD: Super low Dispersion   ED: Extra-low Dispersion ED: Extra-low Dispersion

Apochromatic lens element

    APO: APOchromatic     APO: APOchromatic    

Anomalious dispersion

      AD: Anomaouls Dispersion

ADH: Anomalious Dispersion + asherical Hybdrid lens element
  AD: Anomaouls Dispersion    

Lens coatings

  N: Nano-crystal

NIC: Nikon Integrated Coating

SIC: Super Integrated Coating
  eBAND: Extended Bandwidth and ANgular Dependency MC: Multi Coating

WR: Water Repellent (on front lens)
  MC: Multi Coating

UMC: Ultra Multi Coating
SMC: Super Multi Coating

Mirror lens

  Reflex     Mirror

Reflex
Reflex Mirror  

Full time manual
(Manual focusing in AF mode)

FTM: Full Time Manual

(The STM lenses are FTM also.)
    FTM
(Full Time Manual)
      Quick Shift

Fisheye

Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye   Fisheye   Fish-eye Fish-eye

Rounded aperture blades

  RD: Rounded Diaphragm   RD: Rounded Diaphragm        

Zooming from the body

          xi   Power Zoom

Weatherproof

      MR: Moisture Resistant       WR: Weather Resistant

AW: All Weather

Compact size

    UC: Ultra Compact         XS: eXtra Slim

Bokeh control

  DC: Defocus Control       STF: Smooth Trans Focus    

AF / MF switching modes

      A/M: Autofocus - Manualfocus switch FC: Focus Clutch mechanism

One Touch FC: One Touch Focus Clutch
     

Other abbreviations

PF: Power Focus (manual focusing from the body)

STM: STepping Motor (silent focusing, and FTM)

DO: Diffractive Optics
G: focus distance info (and no aperture control ring)

E: Electronic diaphragm control

FL: FLuorite
A: Art (prime, fast lens)
C: Contemporary (compact size and good quality)
S: Sport (tele lenses)

DF: Dual Focus (non-moving focus ring during AF, non-FTM)

HF: Helical Focusing (non-moving front lens element)
XR: Extra Refractive index

HID: High Index high Dispersion

ZL: Zoom Lock

FEC: Filter Effect Control
HLD: High Refraction Low Dispersion

FE: Floating Element system


ZA: Zeiss Alpha
(made by Sony under Zeiss name)

RS: ReStyled (new look)

HS: High Speed (faster AF)


AE: has chip for supporting automatic exposure mode and iTTL on Nikon camera bodies

Preset: aperture setting for switching between the widest (for focusing) and an another aperture setting (for taking photos)

 

 

 

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