Best Lenses for Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera

Here are the best lenses for the Nikon D5500 camera which is the latest entry-level APS-c sized sensor DSLR announced back in early 2015.

Recommended Nikon D5500 lenses are categorized below. You can find prime, standard zoom, wide-angle prime, wide-angle zoom, telephoto zoom and macro models.

You can also find some recommendations for several photography genres. Here are the best Nikon D5500 lenses to choose for.

Best Nikon D5500 Lenses For Recommendation

Additionally, Nikon D5500 features a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. The DSLR comes with a full articulated touch screen and powered by an EXPEED 4 image processor. D5500 specs list also includes Full HD 1080p video with ISO sensitivity up to 25600 and up to 5 fps. See how we’ve covered the D5500 after its officially announced | Additional Video Coverage | Sample Images | D5500 vs D5300 vs D7100 | Reviews Roundup.

Buy Nikon D5500 DSLR camera
Nikon D5500 Body Only $899.95 Amazon | Adorama
Nikon D5500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II $999.95 Amazon | Adorama
Nikon D5500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $1,199.95 Amazon | Adorama

Recommended Nikon D5500 Lenses

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Nikon D5500 Lenses – Standard Prime

The 50mm is a very popular focal length as a portrait standard lens. Nikon and Sigma produce affordable price standard prime lenses. A cheaper soluiton AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G fits very well with the DX-format D5500.

See below for the best D5500 primes under $500 with DxOMark scores.

Best Nikon D5500 Lenses – Primes
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G $449 30 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G $197 26 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $449 24 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D $334 24 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G $460 23 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G $197 22 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D $125 20 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 $725 20 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

Nikon D5500 Lenses – Standard Zoom

Below are the recommended standart zoom lenses for Nikon D5500.

Best Nikon D5500 Lenses – Standart Zoom
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $629 16 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR $597 16 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $397 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $597 16 Amazon | Adorama
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 15 Amazon/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 15 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $997 15 Amazon
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II $847 13 Amazon
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD $349 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 Amazon/ebay
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED $247 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $397 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $809 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II $99 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

Nikon D5500 Lenses – Wide-angle

Below are the recommended wide-angle prime and zoom lenses for Nikon D5500.

Best Nikon D5500 Lenses – Wide-Angle
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM $799 28 Amazon / Adorama
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF $629 22 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $747 20 Amazon | Adorama
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX $599 18 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II $449 18 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM $599 17 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $809 16 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II $119 15 Amazon

Nikon D5500 Lenses – Macro

Below are the recommended macro lenses for Nikon D5500.

Best Nikon D5500 Lenses – Macro
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $649 24 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $899 23 Amazon
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro $769 22 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro $489 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED $499 21 Amazon/Adorama/ebay