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Best Lenses for Nikon D3300

Best Lenses for Nikon D3300 DSLR camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Nikon D3300? Here are the top rated Nikon D3300 lenses.

Nikon D3300 DSLR camera, the successor of Nikon D3200, announced at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. It features a 24.2MP CMOS DX-format sensor, new EXPEED 4 image processor, full HD 1080p video, 5fps burst mode, 11 AF points with 3D tracking. Nikon D3300 is a great entry-level DSLR camera (see best entry-level DSLR cameras) and it is easy-to-use for family and vacation photographers. Nikon has more than 70 lenses, so we pick the top rated lenses for you to fulfill your 100% needs.

Below are the top recommended lenses for Nikon D3300 DSLR camera. You can choose the one you need.

Best Lenses for Nikon D3300 DSLR camera

Full List of Recommended Nikon D3300 Lenses

All-In-One Lenses | Prime (Portrait) lenses | Zoom Lenses | Wide-Angle Lenses | Macro Lenses

All-In-One Lenses for Nikon D3300

Below are the recommended all in one lenses for Nikon D3300. Choose the one you like best.

  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II: The Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 is extremely popular and all-purpose lens for everything, thanks to a combination of great image quality and big zoom range (18mm enough for landscape, 200mm great for sports). The lens features excellent sharpness at tele and wide end and it is fully compatible with DX cameras. The biggest shortcoming of the 18-200mm VR II is that it doesn’t quite have the reach for certain types of telephoto photography. But for travel and use as all-in-one walk-around lens, Nikon 18-200mm is really a nice choice.
  • Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G: The new released Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G is the leader in all-in-one lens for the Nikon D3300. It cover virtually the entire spectrum of focal lengths without changing lenses. A little expensive than the Nikon 18-200mm.
Lens Price Buy Now
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G $597 Amazon
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G $897 Amazon

Best Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Nikon D3300

Below are the recommended standard prime (portrait) lenses for Nikon D3300. Choose the one you like best.

  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8G: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G is the best standard portrait lens. If you want to shoot portraits or daily stuff with the Nikon D3300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8G shoule be in your bags. It’s one of the sharpest lenses, and with such a low price tag.
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8G: Similar to the Nikon 35mm above, the popular Nikon 50mm f/1.8 is a great prime lens at a low price. Nikon 50mm f/1.8G is sharp, performs well in low light, has a fast and accurate autofocus. Due to the longer focal length you get slightly better bokeh and more background blur. The 50mm f/1.8 is an FX lens but is fully compatible with DX cameras like the Nikon D3300.
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.8G: High image quality and a good investment for DX and FX.
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.
Lens Price Buy Now
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G $197 Amazon
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G $197 Amazon
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G $497 Amazon
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $949 Amazon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $449 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G $384 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D $334 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D $125 Amazon

Best Zoom lenses for Nikon D3300

Best Telephoto Zoom lenses for Nikon D3300

  • Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 VR: For those who are more into wildlife and sports the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G will be a nice choice. The aperture goes from f/4 (at 55mm) to f/5.6 (200mm), so if you have the 18-55mm VR II kit lens Nikon 55-200mm can fill out the things you want. It’s cheap and good enough for most portrait and urban telephoto photos.
  • Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G: The Nikon 55-300mm is the top telephoto zoom for DX-format cameras and it is perfect for wildlife and sports photographers on a budget who want excellent images with vibrant colors. It will work wonderfully in daylight, but you will have to raise the ISO speed inside (when natural light is low) in order to get well exposed shots.
  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G: Excellent zoom Lens for Nikon D3300.
  • Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS: Perfect zoom Lens for Nikon D3300.
  • Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD.

Best Kit Lenses for Nikon D3300: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II, Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6.

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II qualifies as a superb value lens for DX owners, considering the zoom range and the VR. Nikon 18-55mm is Nikon’s best kit lens. It’s not a bad idea to get the 18-55mm even if you you’re going to buy an all-in-one lens or combination of other lenses.

See the best zoom lenses for Nikon D3300 and choose the one you need.

Lens Price Buy Now
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED $247 Amazon
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $397 Amazon
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 Amazon
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 Amazon
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD $172 Amazon
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II $99 Amazon
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $397 Amazon
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G $497 Amazon
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM $799 Amazon
Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $629 Amazon
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $809 Amazon

Best Wide-angle Lenses for Nikon D3300

High quality wide angle prime lenses tend to be quite expensive, and it’s usually better to buy a zoom if you’re still uncertain what focal length you want. Below are the recommended wide-angle lenses for Nikon D3300. Choose the one you need.

  • Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX: Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G is Nikon’s best DX format wide-angle lens—it’s wider and sharper than any other comparable lens and excellent for landscape photography and architecture. The lens images are sharp and it captures excellent color and contrast. And the lens zoom range is equivalent to 15-36mm on a 35mm camera and covers virtually all of the useful focal lengths from ultra-wide to a normal field of view. Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX offers close focusing to 0.8 feet and Internal Focus (IF) with Nikon SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast and pin-point focusing.
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 is much cheaper than Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G, it features a useful focal length range equivalent of 15-30mm and it is also excellent for landscape, clubs and architecture. Sigma 10-20mm is cheaper because the maximum aperture range of f/4-5.6 is workable but not optimal, and it has more softness in the corners.
Lens Price Buy Now
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $809 Amazon
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM $809 Amazon
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM $799 Amazon
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX $599 Amazon
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II $449 Amazon
AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D $360 Amazon

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D3300

Below are the recommended macro lenses for Nikon D3300.

  • Nikon 40mm f/2.8G: Nikon 40mm f/2.8G is a great macro lens for Nikon D3300, and it can be also used for portrait and low-light photography.
  • Nikon 105mm f/2.8G: Fantastic as a macro, super sharp as a short telephoto lens.
Lens Price Buy Now
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G $277 Amazon
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G $899 Amazon
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED $499 Amazon
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro $269 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $749 Amazon
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro $769 Amazon
Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm Lens $496.95 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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