The 10 Best Wide Angle Lenses For Nikon Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in March of 2018. When you want to get up close and personal with your subjects or capture nighttime skies and large events in all their glorious detail, there's no substitute for a high-quality wide-angle lens. These models are specifically made for Nikon cameras and will all mount comfortably on the company's DSLRs or mirrorless bodies to provide the sharpest images you could ask for. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 ED

2. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art DG

3. Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G

Editor's Notes

October 04, 2019:

A pair of lenses on this list took minor dips in their placement due to the simple fact that they aren't as useful as some of their counterparts. Specifically, I'm referring to the 19mm PC lens that slipped from number three to number four and the 8-15mm Fisheye that dropped from number seven to number eight. The PC is an incredible lens, but very few photographers are familiar enough with what it offers to realize that they might want it, and many who eventually get it will still use it less than they should. Its sharpness and potential for greatness in the hands of a trained pro kept it high on the list. And the fisheye is a fisheye. Their usefulness comes and goes with trends in photography, as their results are always clearly identifiable by the tremendous amount of barrel distortion they create.

Two newcomers include the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art, which performs a lot like the Nikkor 14-24mm, but without the zoom potential. The other newbie comes from Nikon to go along with their new Z-mount series of lenses designed to fit their Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. At 14-30mm, it moves toward the tight side of wide angle, making it a great all-around choice for indoor photography, but it's hardly the best piece of glass in the Z-mount lineup.

4. Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E

5. Nikkor 28mm AF-S f/1.4E

6. Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S

7. Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8

8. Nikkor Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5

9. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG

10. Sigma 24mm f/1.4

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