Best Nikon Lenses for Wildlife Photography. Searching for the best lenses for wildlife photography with your Nikon cameras? Here are the top recommended Nikon wildlife lenses.
For wildlife photography, two factors are paramount: reach and speed. A lens that gets up close yet allows you to keep your distance, and lenses that focus quickly and transmit enough light to allow for very fast shutter speeds. So you need your lens to be fast and long.
As you know, the cost of going beyond 400mm (with good image quality) is high, but a longer-than-400mm lens is usually desired for wildlife photography. So, in wildlife photography, it is important to invest in nice lenses, especially with telephoto. Lenses hold their value extremely well.
In addition, the lens performance in low light condition, cold weather (weather-sealed) are also very important for wildlife photography.
I try to include both Ultimate Nikon Wildlife Lenses (high end) and affordable / smaller Nikon wildlife lenses (the most bang for your buck) at a variety of focal lengths. The Ultimate Nikon Wildlife Lenses are the best of the best. If you are a professional shooter, or you really care about the image quality of your wildlife photos, these lenses will meet your need. If you are full of enthusiasm, but can not afford the cost, you can choose the affordable Nikon wildlife lenses with great image quality.
See all my friendly recommendations below.
The Ultimate Nikon Wildlife Lenses (High End)
1. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens Amazon
2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Amazon
3. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens Amazon
4. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Amazon
5. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR Lens Amazon
6. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens Amazon
7. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Amazon
Affordable (Smaller) Nikon Wildlife Lenses
1. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Amazon
2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens Amazon
3. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens Amazon
Or you can buy Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens (No VR) Amazon
4. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens Amazon
5. Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro Nikkor Lens Amazon
6. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens Amazon
7. Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III (1.4x) Amazon
8. Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II (1.7x) Amazon
9. Kenko DG Auto Extension Tube Set Amazon