The 10 Best Prime Lenses For Nikon Cameras

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in March of 2018, we've made 10 edits to this page. At first glance, primes might seem less capable than zooms, which can cover a range of focal lengths with the flick of a wrist. But since manufacturers only have to optimize a fixed lens for one length, that allows them to create sharper images than any other lens type. We've ranked the best models for Nikon cameras here by their sharpness, low light performance, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best prime lenss for nikon camera on Amazon.

10. Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art DG

9. Nikkor 24mm f/1.4

8. Nikkor 58mm f/1.4

7. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art DG

6. Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G

5. Nikkor 200mm f/2G

4. Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

3. Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E

2. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG

1. Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 04, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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