Best Lenses for Nikon D800

(C) DXOMark

(C) DXOMark

DxOMark tested & scored 61 different lenses on the 36MP Nikon D800 camera and listed the best lens choices for Nikon D800 based on their DxOMark test result. Here are the lists

Best 50mm lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM32Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D32Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G32Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/231Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D31Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G29Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.426Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best 85/105mm lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G40Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G40Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/236Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF36Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM35Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF233Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D IF32Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G VR32Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D29Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro29Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro28Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro28Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED28Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM23Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di23Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR22Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED18Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best Ultra-wide Prime lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 27Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF 26
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 25
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Asp 25
Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8D 25Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 22
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Asp HSM 20

 

Best Wide-angle Prime lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM 39Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED 34Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 34
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 34
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G 33Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 33
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G 33Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 29
Nikon AF 28mm f/2.8D 26Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best Wide Angle Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 28 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX 24 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 23 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 21 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED 20 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 17
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG  16

 

Best 70-200mm Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 29 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR 28 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED 26
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD IF 26 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM  25 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX DG APO HSM II 25
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM 23

 

Best 70-300mm Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Nikon AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF ED VR 20 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED 20
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS 19 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tamron SP 70-300F4-5.6 Di VC USD 19 Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best Super Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

ModelScoreAvailable at
Sigma 120-400 F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM 19 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 17 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 17 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tamron 28-300 F3.5-6.3 XR I A 16 Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Read more about best performing lenses for Nikon D800E here

Source: DXO Mark

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