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

 

Model Score Available at
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM 32 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D 32 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G 32 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 31 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D 31 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 29 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 26 Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best 85/105mm lenses for Nikon D800

 

Model Score Available at
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G 40 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G 40 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 36 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 36 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM 35 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 33 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D IF 32 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G VR 32 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D 29 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro 29 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro 28 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro 28 Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

Model Score Available at
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 28 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM 23 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di 23 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR 22 Amazon | Adorama | B&H
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED 18 Amazon | Adorama | B&H

 

Best Ultra-wide Prime lenses for Nikon D800

 

Model Score Available at
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2  27 Amazon | 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  25 Amazon | 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

 

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

 

Best Wide Angle Zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 

Model Score Available 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

 

Model Score Available 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

 

Model Score Available 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

 

Model Score Available 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