Best Lenses for Nikon D610 DSLR Camera

Here are the best Nikon D610 lenses for the digital SLR camera with full-frame image sensor announced back in late, 2014.

The lens models are categorized below as standard prime, standard zoom, wide-angle prime, wide-angle zoom, telephoto zoom and macro.

You can find some recommendations according to DxOMark ratings and our selections listed as separate columns and tables. Now let’s take a closer look to the entry-level D610 camera.

Nikon D610 features a 24.3-megapixel FX sensor, an EXPEED 3 processor, ISO 100-6400, dual SD card slot, 39-point autofocus and a 921k-dot 3.2-inch LCD. We’ve covered several useful articles about the full-frame camera. Please check out the User’s Manual | Sample Images | D610 vs D810 Comparison | D610 vs D750 | Reviews Roundup.

The Nikon D610 is available body-only for $1,296.95, or with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens for $1,696.95.

Recommended Nikon D610 Lenses

Best Nikon D610 Lenses

Nikon D610 Lenses – Standard Prime

Below are the best 50mm Standard Prime Lenses for Nikon D610. The top 4 lenses in our recommendation are the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G.

Best Prime Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G $196 31 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D $334 32 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G $384 32 Amazon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $399 32 Amazon
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $949 Amazon
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 $3,990 45 Adorama
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 31 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D $125 29 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G $1,697 28 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 $725 26 Amazon

Best Nikon D610 Lenses – 85mm – 135mm Standard Prime

The best lenses at 85mm, 105mm focal lengths are shown below for the Nikon D610. 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.

Best 85mm – 135mm Prime Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G $397 40 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,649 40 Amazon
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* $4,499 44 Adorama
Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 $2,122 40 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,843 36 Amazon
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF $329 36 Amazon
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $894 35 Amazon
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF $1,199 33 Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $799 32 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $749 32 Amazon
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D $460 32 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,283 29 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 29 Amazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 28 Amazon

Nikon D610 Lenses – Standart Zoom

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED is the best choice for a standard zoom lens in Nikon’s FX lineup. The lens is sharp across its zoom range, focuses quickly and accurately, and has a sturdy build but it is a very expensive lens. The newly released Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens performs better than AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm has great performance too and it is cheaper.

Best Standart Zoom Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,687 28 Amazon
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD $1,299 29 Amazon
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM $824 23 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] $474 23 Amazon
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED $997 22 Amazon

70-200mm Telephoto Zoom

The best performing 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens on Nikon D610 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. Below are top rated 70-200mm telephoto zoom lenses for Nikon D610 camera.

See also : Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 29 Amazon
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD $1,499 31 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR $1,397 28 Amazon
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED $1,850 26 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO $769 26 Amazon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM $1,249 25 Amazon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II $949 25
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX D $880 23

70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses

The 70-300mm telephoto zoom lenses as we call them “kit lenses” are generally cheap lenses that offer a decent focal length.  Below are the recommended kit leses for Nikon D610.

Best Nikon D610 Lenses – Telephoto Zoom
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 20 Amazon
AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED $196 20 Amazon
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 19 Amazon
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD $349 19 Amazon

Telephoto Prime Lenses

Below are the recommended telephoto prime lenses for Nikon D610.

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II $5,819 39 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR $8,999 35 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II $5,799 34 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR $9,799 26 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR II $8,399 25 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

Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses

The new Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM, AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II and new released Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR are great lenses.

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM $1,999 Amazon
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 30 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II $6,749 25 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $2,297 22 Amazon
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM $949 19 Amazon
AF Zoom Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED $300 17
AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $897 17 Amazon
Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR I A $629 16 Amazon

Ultra-Wide Angle Lenses

The Carl Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 lens is the best ultra-wide angle lens for Nikon D610. 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.

Best Wide-Angle Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 $2,950 27 Amazon
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF $629 26 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 $1,843 25 Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical $419 25 Amazon
AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D $557 25 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 $1,395 22 Amazon
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM $749 20

Wide-angle Prime Lenses

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 D610. 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

Best Wide-Angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 39 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 34 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 $1,699 34 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC $484 34 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,843 34 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $597 33 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 $1,117 33 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,619 33 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 29 Amazon
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D $269 26 Amazon

Wide-angle Zoom Lenses

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is the king of Nikon’s wide-angle zoom for full frame cameras and a lens you’ll see in the bag of many professional photographers.

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 D610.

For value your money Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon will be the best choice for Nikon D610. 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.

Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark 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

Macro Lenses

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G will be the best choice as a macro lens for Nikon D610. This lens has a better price with outdoor macro length and performs great on D610. Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 is also a best performer but it is an expensive lens.

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D610
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,843 36 Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $899 32 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $649 32 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 31 Amazon
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro $449 30 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 29 Amazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 28 Amazon