Best Lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR Camera

Here are the best lenses for the Nikon D810 camera which is the latest mid-range full frame professional DSLR announced in 2014.

Recommended Nikon D810 lenses are categorized below as standard prime lenses such as 50mm, 85mm, 90mm, 105mm portrait, standard zoom lenses, wide-angle prime lenses, wide-angle zoom lenses, telephoto zoom lenses and macro lenses.

You can also find some recommendations for the wedding photography, landscape photography, sports photography sections. Here are the best Nikon D810 lenses to choose for.

Best Lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR Camera

Additionally, the Nikon D810 features a brand new 36.3 megapixel sensor with no optical low pass filter, Expeed 4 image processing engine, 51-point auto-focus system and 5fps burst shooting at full resolution. See Nikon D810 Official Announcement | Sample Images | Additional Videos | Canon 5D Mark III vs D800 / E Comparison | Nikon D810 vs D610 coverage.

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Where to Buy Nikon D810, Price and Availability

The Nikon D810 DSLR Camera body only price is $3,296.95. The high-end FX-format D810 is available from the camera stores below.

Buy D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera
Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body Only $3,296.95 Amazon | Adorama
Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera 3 Lens Filmmakers Kit $4,996.95 Amazon | Adorama

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – 50mm Standard Prime

The 50mm is a very popular focal length as a standart portrait lens. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lenses are the best ones to use on D810 for portrait shooting.

Nikon and Sigma also produce affordable price standard prime lenses for full frame DSLRs. The three best lenses with better scores are from Nikon and Sigma. They are the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM. If you are looking for a cheap lens, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is a great choice, price only for $399.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $949 Amazon
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 $3,990 Amazon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $399 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D $334 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G $384 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G $196 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D $125 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G $1,697 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 $725 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – 85mm -135mm Standard Prime

The best lenses at 85mm, 105mm focal lengths are shown below for the Nikon D810. The best performing prime is sure the latest Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 in the world with a higher price tag.

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G are the best choices. Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is also a good choice as this lens is half the price of Nikon’s equivalent and performs closer to the 85mm f/1.4. Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF is another good one if you prefer cheaper lens. It lacks of autofocus ability but if you manual control the lens then you will have such a low priced lens.

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* $4,499 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,649 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G $497 Amazon
Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 $2,122 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,843 Amazon
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF $329 Amazon
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $894 Amazon
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF $1,199 Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $799 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $749 Amazon
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D $460 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 Amazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – 24-70mm Standard Zoom

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED will be the best choice for a standard zoom lens. It is a very expensive lens. For a cheaper solution the new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD performs better than AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm. For a standart zoom lens Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens is another good choice as a third party solution. Good performance with a great price.

Lens Price Buy Now
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD $1,299 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,887 Amazon
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM $824 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] $474 Amazon
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED $997 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom

The best performing 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens on Nikon D810 is the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 is much cheaper than AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G and provides great image quality.

The latest Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is also a great lens compared to the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G II. This lens costs only $1399. Below are top rated 70-200mm telephoto zoom lenses for Nikon D810 camera.

Lens Price Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 Amazon
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD $1,499 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR $1,397 Amazon
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED $1,850 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO $769 Amazon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM $1,249 Amazon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II $949
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX D $880

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom

The 70-300mm telephoto zoom lenses as we call them “kit lenses” are generally cheap lenses that offer a decent focal length. but generally the compromises made in achieving the large focal range mean image quality suffers. AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens is the best choice as both price and performance on Nikon D810.

Lens Price Buy Now
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 Amazon
AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED $196
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 Amazon
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD $349 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Telephoto Prime

Best performing telephoto prime lens for Nikon D810 is definitely the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II. This lens is another DxOMark king and they say its the sharpest lens ever. Good price with great performance.

Lens Price Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II $5,819 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR $11,999 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II $5,799 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR $9,799 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR II $8,399 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF $1,369 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR $17,897 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Super Telephoto Zoom

Best performing super telephoto lens for D810 is the newly released Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens with a valuable price. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is another great lens and comes with a better price solution. Other soluiton with cheaper prices also listed below but the first two lenses will fit for D810 well.

Lens Price Buy Now
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD $1,069 Amazon
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM $3,599 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II $6,749 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $2,297 Amazon
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM $949 Amazon
AF Zoom Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED $300 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $897 Amazon
Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR I A $629 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Ultra-Wide Lenses

The Carl Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 lens is the best ultra-wide angle lens for Nikon D810. This lens provides highest sharpness levels with the best image quality. We have to underline that this lens doesn’t offer any AF and it is a manual lens. If you are looking for a cheaper solution then the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP will be a good choice.

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 $2,950 Amazon
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF $629 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 $1,843 Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical $419 Amazon
AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D $557 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 $1,395 Amazon
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM $749

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Wide-angle Prime

According to DxOMark and web reviews, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best for wide-angle prime. And for a cheaper soluiton AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G fits very well with the FX-format D810. The Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 is a manual model and comes with no AF. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED is another good wide-angle prime lens but with an expensive price.

See Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Lens Price Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 $1,699 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC $484 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,843 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $597 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 $1,117 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,619 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D $269 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Wide-angle Zoom

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the best wide-angle zoom lens for D810 with an expensive price. For a cheaper lens recommendation new released AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED , Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lenses are sharp enough to use with D810.

For value your money Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon will be the best choice for Nikon D810. As this lens is $500 cheap to the Nikon’s 16-35mm and performs 2 points better. Nikon 16-35mm has a vibration reduction system included, but for wide-angle photography this is usually less useful.

Lens Price Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $747 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX $749 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR $957 Amazon
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED $1,769 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II $849 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG $840

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Macro Lenses

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G will be the best choice as a macro lens for Nikon D810. This lens has a better price with outdoor macro length and performs great on D810. Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 is also a best performer but it is an expensive lens.

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,843 Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $899 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $649 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro $449 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 Amazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Wedding Photography

See the best Nikon D810 lenses for wedding photography.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $949 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,649 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 Amazon
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,887 Amazont

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Landscape Photography

See the best Nikon D810 lenses for landscape photography.

Lens Price Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,887 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 Amazon

Best Nikon D810 Lenses – Sports Photography

See the best Nikon D810 lenses for sports photography.

Lens Price Buy Now
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD $1,069 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR $11,999 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II $6,749 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $2,297 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 Amazon
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM $3,599 Amazon