The Top 20 Best Nikon Zoom Lenses for DSLR Cameras


We had a look at some of the most popular Canon Zoom lenses the other day so it’s only right we do the same for Nikkon DSLR cameras. In this post we’re going to be looking at the top 20 most popular models as ranked by users on

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Compact 5.5x DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element. ED glass and VR II image stabilization is Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more.


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Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR

This versatile and compact 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens brings the action to the photographer. Ideal for portraiture, family, sports, nature and wildlife.


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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

Fast-aperture, high performance wide-angle zoom optimized for FX and DX-format sensors and features Nikon’s ED Glass and Nano Crystal Coat


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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S

This fast f/2.8 Zoom-Nikkor lens is perfect for sports, photojournalism and wildlife photography.


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Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II AF-S

An ideal one-lens solution for FX-format D-SLRs, featuring a broad 10.7x zoom range, close focus to 18 inches at every focal length and VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture.


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Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX

If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm—enough reach to bring the most distant action up close.


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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Ultra-compact 3x zoom lens designed exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models


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Nikon 70-200 f/4G ED VR AF-S

Compact high-performance 2.9x FX-format telephoto zoom lens with an f/4 fixed aperture and Nikon’s third-generation Vibration Reduction (VR). Capture high performance stills and HD videos with a classic 70-200mm angle of view (105-300mm on DX-format cameras). An essential lens for low light or fast action sequences.


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Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II

The Nikon 18-200mm VR II lens is remarkable one-lens solution–adept in a wide variety of situations. It delivers 11x zoom versatility, for a picture angle equivalent of a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format.


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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

Fast aperture, high-performance, ultra-wide-angle zoom optimized for FX- and DX-format sensors featuring Nikon’s exclusive ED Glass and Nano Crystal Coat


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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR

This high-power, high-performance 4.3x telephoto zoom with VR image stabilization lens allows better hand-held telephoto shooting ED glass.


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Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED

This 5.8x zoom, designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, features Nikon’s VR image stabilization and is perfect for portraits and action. The wide-ratio 5.8x zoomCompact, versatile and ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, ranging from interiors and landscapes to beautiful portraits–a perfect everyday zoom.


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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR

The Nikon Total Digital SLR Imaging System includes world-renowned optical quality from Nikkor lenses. Ongoing research and development of Nikkor lenses allows Nikon to continuously provide Nikon digital SLR photographers with additional choices and even greater optical performance.


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Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Offering a dramatic, ultra-wide 110-degree picture angle, the 2.4x AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens is ideal for landscapes, interiors, architecture and more. With two ED glass and three hybrid aspherical lens elements, Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and the exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens delivers the exceptional image quality and fast handling that defines NIKKOR optics.


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Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX ED VR

The compact and highly versatile Nikon 16-85mm wide-angle-to-medium telephoto zoom lens is ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, from interiors and landscapes to portraits. The lens is equipped with Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology, which minimizes the effects of camera shake.


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Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM

Nikon’s versatile 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Zoom lens is perfect for travel, land and cityscapes, and general photography.


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Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S

This upgraded standard zoom lens for FX-format D-SLR cameras is perfect for landscapes, portraits, weddings and distant subjects offering a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range, VR II image stabilization for shooting stills in low light and recording video clips and Nano Crystal Coat.


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Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF

This high-power 4.3x telephoto zoom is a versatile and lightweight answer to bringing family action closer. Lightweight 4.3X Telephoto zoom lens for SLR cameras that set aperture from command dial on camera body. Ideal lens for candids, travel and sports photography.


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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Lens-making is an art–Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world’s finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens-making in their effort to provide the “glass” that makes the world’s greatest pictures.


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Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S

Covering a versatile wide angle to medium telephoto zoom range, the new AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR delivers noticeably sharper photos and HD videos thanks to Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction technology (VR II).


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