Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

A wide-angle zoom lens provides a range of focal length allowing more of the scene to be included in the photograph, which is useful in architectural, interior and landscape photography.

Looking for best wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras? Here are some recommendations according to DxOMark ratings and to our suggestions.

You can see two tables seperated below, listing the best wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon, both full frame (Fx) and APS-C (DX) sensored DSLR cameras.

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon Full-Frame FX-format DSLRs

Below you can see the best wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon D4S, D810, D750, D800, Df, D610, D600, D4, D3S Full Frame digital SLR cameras.

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the best wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon full frame DSLR. For a cheaper lens recommendation, the new 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 Nikon FX-format cameras. All of the three can offer great image quality.

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

Lens Price DxOMark Score Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 28 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $747 26 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX $749 24 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR $957 23 Amazon
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED $1,769 21 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II $849 17 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG $840 16 Amazon

Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon APS-C sensor DX-format DSLRs

Below you can see the best wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon D7100, D7000, D5300, D5200, D5100, D3300, D3200, D300S, D300 DX-format digital SLR cameras.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is the best wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon DX-format DSLRs, especially for architectural, interior and landscape photography. You can also choose the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED with an expensive price.

For value your money Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX and 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II Nikon models will be the best choice. As both lenses are around $500 price range.  See the recommended wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon DX-format cameras and choose the one you like best.

Lens Price DxOMark Score Buy Now
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM $799 28 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 20 Amazon
AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF $1,399 19 Amazon
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX $599 18 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX $749 18 Amazon
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II $449 18 Amazon
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM $599 17 Amazon
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $809 16 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR $1,257 16 Amazon
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II $119 15 Amazon
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED $1,769 13 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II $849 12 Amazon