The Top 25 Nikkon Lenses


Used on Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses from the introduction of the Nikon F in 1959 to current models, the bayonet-type F-Mount is the communication link between Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses.

Noted for its rugged construction and outstanding reliability, the F-Mount is distinctive also for its degree of compatibility with NIKKOR lenses and a design that can accommodate future system advances. Nikon has maintained the basic structure of the mount for the 50 years of its use, and currently some 400 different NIKKOR lenses are compatible with the system.

In today’s post we will be taking a look at the top current top 25 Nikon lenses. The list was compiled by comparing the top ratings and user reviews on the website.

Featured image is Some Lenses by hddod

1. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

With a compact, lightweight design, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G provides the high reproduction capability and picture quality for which Nikkor lenses are renowned at an affordable price.

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

New ultra-high ratio zoom lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II for use expressly with Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras.

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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.

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7. 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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8. 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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9. Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 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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10. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime

Ideal for travel, event, environmental and general photography in a wide variety of conditions, with superb optical formula and an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture.

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11. 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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12. Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

This medium telephoto Micro lens is ideal for extreme close-up and portrait work with greater working distances and AF from infinity to life-size (1:1)

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13. Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens is an ultra compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens with a 3.6x and 55- to 200-millimeter focal range that offers a remarkable cost-to-performance ratio. Optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs, this lens is ideally suited for the Nikon D50 digital SLR camera.

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14. 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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15. 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.

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

This compact, DX-format Micro NIKKOR close-up lens is an ideal choice for close-up, nature, portrait and general photography.

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17. 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.

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18. 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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19. Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF

An ideal first lens; perfect for full-length portraits, travel photography or any type of available-light shooting. Accepts 52mm filters.

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20. 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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21. Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF

The Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D ED AF is a superb 2.5x telephoto zoom for sports, portraits, and nature photography. With a fast and constant f2.8 maximum aperture through the entire focal range, ED glass elements provide high-resolution and high-contrast image even at maximum aperture. The rotating zoom ring provides precise zoom operation.

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22. Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S

This updated classic mid-range telephoto lens delivers incredibly sharp images and its fast f/1.4 aperture ensures a bright viewfinder image as well as beautiful background blur. Well suited for portraits, general purpose and low light work.

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23. 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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24. Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S FX SWM

The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G is an update of one of Nikon’s most respected and popular NIKKOR lenses and combines a natural yet versatile 35mm perspective with an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture.  The f/1.4 maximum aperture allows photographers to shoot handheld in low light and provides dramatic separation between subject and a softened background – particularly useful when shooting environmental portraits, weddings, architecture, travel and photo journalism.

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25. Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF

The Nikon 85mm f1.8D AF Nikkor is a compact and portable medium telephoto lens ideal for indoor or outdoor portraits. An excellent choice for your first telephoto lens, it features subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits, Rear Focusing system for fast and smooth optical performance, and weighs 13.2 ounces.

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