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Best Macro Lenses for Nikon DSLR Cameras

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Best macro lenses for Nikon digital SLR cameras published by DxOMark. The best maco lenses listed below are tested by using the high-end Nikon D800 camera.

The Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE lens scored 32 and is the best macro lens for Nikon, which is currently has expensive price for $1,843. With the same focal length AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G lens scored 32 and priced for $899 from DxOMark test results.

Macro lenses are usually expensive lenses. If you own a Nikon DSLR camera and want to buy a Nikon branded lens than the ideal solution is AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G with a price for $899.

If you care about the price than you may prefer Sigma or Tamron brands. Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro and Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro are both priced around $450 and good lenses. Best choice for APS-C cameras is AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G, only $277.

Macro Photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. A lens capable of extreme close-up photography in which the captured image (on the film or image sensor) is typically from half life-size (1:2 reproduction ratio) to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio) called a macro lens.

best macro lenses for Nikon cameras

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Here you can find the best macro lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras. The cameras you can use to mount these lenses are Nikon D4, D800, D700, D600, D300S, D300, D7100, D7000, D5200, D5100, D3200.

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon DSLR Cameras Price DxOMarkScore Buy Now
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,843 36 Amazon/Adorama
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $899 32 Amazon/Adorama
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $649 32 Amazon/Adorama
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 31 Amazon/Adorama
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro $449 30 Amazon/Adorama
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 29 Amazon/Adorama
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 28 Amazon/Adorama
AF Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF $1,649 27 Amazon/Adorama
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro $549 Amazon/Adorama
AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G $277 18 Amazon/Adorama
Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 AF Macro $524 17 Amazon/Adorama
Tokina 35mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX Macro $500 17 Amazon
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR $527 15 Amazon/Adorama