Canon Vs. Nikon's Lens Lineups

Please note that this list is not, and is not intended to be current at the time of this comment, or whenever you’re reading this page. I’m not going to update this page for every new addition, the manufacturers do that on their own sites.

While trying to decide what camera to buy after selling Sony A200 (for various reasons, don’t worry it’s not a bad camera!), I narrowed it down to the Canon 50D or the Nikon D90. When asking for advice it often came up that Canon had a larger selection of lenses. However nobody ever quantified it. So I’m going to. Canon has 91 lens like devices to Nikons 66; at-least as far as I can tell from their USA websites at this time. I say “lens like” because I included converters. That’s 38% more. There is a possible problem here, it seems some lenses have multiple versions which get counted as multiple lenses sometimes and not others, if you’d care to sort that out for me, let me know how I should do it. But for now, here are lists.

Canon Lens Lineup

  1. EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
  2. EF 100-300mm f/5.6 L
  3. EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  4. EF 100mm f/2 USM
  5. EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro / Macro USM
  6. EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM
  7. EF 135mm f/2.8 w/ Softfocus
  8. EF 135mm f/2L USM
  9. EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
  10. EF 14mm f/2.8L USM
  11. EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
  12. EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  13. EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
  14. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
  15. EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  16. EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  17. EF 20-35mm f/2.8 USM
  18. EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  19. EF 200mm f/1.8L USM
  20. EF 200mm f/2.8L II USMUSM
  21. EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
  22. EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
  23. EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
  24. EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  25. EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  26. EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  27. EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
  28. EF 24mm f/2.8
  29. EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USMUSM
  30. EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM
  31. EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  32. EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
  33. EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
  34. EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM
  35. EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
  36. EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
  37. EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 IIIII
  38. EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 IV USM/ V USM
  39. EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III / II USM
  40. EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 USM
  41. EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
  42. EF 28mm f/2.8
  43. EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USMUSM
  44. EF 300mm f/4L IS USMUSM
  45. EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM
  46. EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
  47. EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III/ IIUSM
  48. EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
  49. EF 35mm f/2
  50. EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM/II USM†/USM
  51. EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM
  52. EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
  53. EF 500mm f/4.5L USM
  54. EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
  55. EF 50mm f/1.0L USM
  56. EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  57. EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  58. EF 50mm f/1.8
  59. EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  60. EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
  61. EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USMUSM
  62. EF 600mm f/4L IS USMUSM
  63. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USMUSM
  64. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  65. EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
  66. EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
  67. EF 70-300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM
  68. EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM/III/II USM
  69. EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM
  70. EF 75-300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM
  71. EF 80-200mm f/2.8L
  72. EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 IIUSM
  73. EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  74. EF 85mm f/1.2L II USMUSM
  75. EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  76. EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  77. EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
  78. EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
  79. EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  80. EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  81. EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
  82. EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
  83. EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  84. Extender EF 1.4x II
  85. Extender EF 2x II
  86. Extenders
  87. LifeSizeConverterEF***Tilt-Shift
  88. MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
  89. TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
  90. TS-E 45mm f/2.8
  91. TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Nikon Lens Lineup

  1. AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D
  2. AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D
  3. AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
  4. AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D
  5. AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED
  6. AF Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D
  7. AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
  8. AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  9. AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D
  10. AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D
  11. AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D
  12. AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D
  13. AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D
  14. AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D
  15. AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
  16. AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D
  17. AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
  18. AF Zoom-NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
  19. AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
  20. AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
  21. AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
  22. AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
  23. AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  24. AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  25. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  26. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
  27. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  28. AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
  29. AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  30. AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
  31. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
  32. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  33. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
  34. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  35. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
  36. AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
  37. AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  38. AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  39. AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED
  40. AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
  41. AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
  42. AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
  43. AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
  44. AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  45. AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
  46. AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
  47. AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II
  48. AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  49. AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
  50. AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  51. AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED
  52. AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  53. AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  54. AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
  55. AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  56. Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8
  57. Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8
  58. NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8
  59. NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8
  60. NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8
  61. NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4
  62. NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2
  63. NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4
  64. PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED
  65. PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D
  66. PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED

And yet I still picked the Nikon.

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