If you’ve just gotten your first Nikon DSLR or you’ve just upgraded the body – congratulations! Now you’ll need some great lenses to enjoy the camera. Between normal lenses, wide-angles, primes, zooms, shifts, telephotos and tilt, there are so many lenses to choose from.
We have done the research for you so that you so that you don’t have to do research again. We’ve picked the best lenses you need for your Nikon DSLR for you. The lenses we have selected for you will produce pixel-perfect photos and will be unique.
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED
One of the delightful parts of photography is the wide-angle lenses. Whether it is the ability to capture the entire room in a single shot or it is the bowling quality of the fisheye lens, wide-angle lenses offer you a chance to capture the world in such a way the other lens can’t. With that in mind, this 20mm f1.8G ED is by far the best wide-angle lens you need to mount to your Nikon DSLR.
Nikon 50mm f1.4G
This 50mm nifty-fifty lens is expensive, but its image quality is excellently improved as is the bokeh. From amateur portraiture to sightseeing, this lens can do everything, and because of its small size, it is the most likely lens to be on your camera at any given time.
Nikon 35mm F1.8G
Wide-angle lenses are delightful and everything, but if you are looking for the affordable everyday walk around lens, Nikon 35mm F1.8G is your best bet. It is one of the cheapest lenses from Nikon but packs a lot of image sharpness, quality and vibrant color reproduction into its compact barrel.
Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art
If you want to get into the act of taking portraits, you are going to need the best lens, and the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art will do the job quite well. It produces tack sharp pictures with vibrant colors and a much higher contrast than even Nikon’s official 85mm lenses.
Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED
If you are looking for a unique lens, Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED is one of the Nikon’s most unique lenses. This is a telephoto lens with a focal length of 105mm and 1.4 aperture. The combination of specs provides images that are greatly sharp and also offer bodacious bokeh. It is definitely expensive, and its long reach is useful only on a few occasions, but you should at least keep this lens on your wish list.
Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM
While wide-angle zoom lens is not a vital as the above lenses, this lens is just fantastic like the 20mm we talked about previously. It gives you the ability to shoot with multiple wide-angle focal lengths while offering incredibly large aperture for shooting landscapes at night. Also, the wider-aperture allows you to capture a thinner depth of field and provides more bokeh. Those who use full frame can also enjoy Sigma 8-35mm f2 DG HSM.
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR
Every photographer needs a good, solid lens and Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR is the best you can get. It has 24-70mm focal length that covers everything that separates normal, wide-angle and slight telephoto lenses. It is also built though and its weatherproof for extra ruggedness.
Nikon 300mm f4E PF ED VR
This telephoto lens is 300mm f4E PF ED VR was mainly designed for sport and wildlife shooting and its f4 aperture offers a beautifully velvety bokeh.
Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport
This lens might look like a bazooka, but it’s really one of the best sport shooting lenses. Aside from being able to shoot far away objects, it has great autofocus motors that work in sync with the camera sensors and also has great controls when you want to go manual.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC G2
Even if you are looking for more telephoto action, Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC G2 is your best bet. Some people might not like the fact that we are going with a third-party here, but this lens is affordable and offers better image quality. This lens is perfect for shooting far-off landscapes and to wet your toes in wildlife and sports photography.