Best Wide Angle Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Best Wide Angle Lenses for Nikon DSLR Cameras. Looking for recommended Wide-Angle lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras? Here are the top rated wide angle lenses for Nikon DSLRs.

You know, A wide-angle lens is a lens whose focal length is smaller than the focal length of a standard lens. And Wide-angle lenses allow more of the scene to be included in the photograph, which is useful in architectural, interior and landscape photography.

Today, we’ll concentrate on wide angle prime lenses (including super wide angle prime lenses) and wide angle zoom lenses to find out the best wide angle lenses for Nikon Full Frame DSLR Cameras and DX DSLR Cameras.

Below are the best wide angle lenses for Nikon DSLRs. All the lists are based on the test results from DxOMark. You can choose the one you need.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D5, D4S, D850, D810, D750, D610 Full Frame DSLRs

Below are the recommended wide-angle prime lenses for Nikon full frame DSLRs. It’s clear that Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lens is the best performing lens, even better than AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED and Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2. The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens is another cheap lens with great performing. You can see the list below and choose the one you need.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 39 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 34 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 34 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 34 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 34 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 33 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 33 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G 33 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 29 Amazon
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D 26 Amazon
Super Wide-angle Prime
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 27 Amazon
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF 26 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 25 Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 25 Amazon
AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D 25 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 22 Amazon
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM 20

 

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5, D4S, D850, D810, D750, D610 Full Frame DSLRs

Below are the recommended wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon full frame DSLRs. AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the best one but it is very expensive. Of course you can buy one if you can afford it. If you want to find a cheap one, AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX and AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR are great choices. All of the three can offer great image quality.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 28 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 26 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX 24 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 23 Amazon
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 21 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 17 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG 16

 

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D3500, D3400 DX DSLRs

Below are the recommended wide-angle prime lenses for Nikon DX DSLRs. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lens is the best performing one according to the DxoMark test results. You can choose AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G or Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC instead if you want to find a cheap one with great performing. If you love Zeiss, you can choose Zeiss lens as you like.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 32 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 27 Amazon
AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G 26 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 26 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G 25 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 25 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 25 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 24 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 24 Amazon
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF 22 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 21 Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 21 Amazon

 

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D3500, D3400 DX DSLRs

As we all know, Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is the best lens for architectural, interior and landscape photography. Also, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II offer great image quality. See the recommended wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D3500, D3400 DX DSLRs and choose the one you like best.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM 28 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 20 Amazon
AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF 19 Amazon
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX 18 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX 18 Amazon
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II 18 Amazon
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 17 Amazon
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 16 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 16 Amazon
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II 15 Amazon
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 13 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 12 Amazon

I am 49 years old, born and raised in Los Angeles, and currently living in Las Vegas. I studied fine art and photography in college, eventually graduating from Cal State University in Fullerton with a degree in Art. Thought my emphasis was in Drawing and Painting, I took many photography classes which turned my art towards a more gritty, realistic direction.

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