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Best Lenses for Nikon D810

Best lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR camera. Looking for the best lenses for your Nikon D810? Here are the recommended Nikon D810 lenses.

Nikon D810, the successor of Nikon D800/E, is the latest mid-range Fx-format digital SLR “offers the highest image quality in Nikon’s history”. It is featured with a new 36.3 megapixel sensor with no optical low pass filter that delivers image quality that rivals medium format cameras.

DxOMark tested the optical quality of over 100 different lenses on the Nikon D810 to see how well the sensor performs. You can see their test results and top recommended Nikon D810 lenses.

Best lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR camera

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Full List of Recommended Nikon D810 Lenses

50mm Standard Prime Portrait | 85mm, 90mm, 105mm Portrait | 24-70mm Standard Zoom | 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom | 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom | 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm Super Telephoto Prime | Super Telephoto Zoom | 14mm, 15mm, 20mm Ultra-Wide | 24mm, 25mm, 28mm, 35mm Wide-Angle Prime | Wide-Angle Zoom | Macro | Wedding Photography | Landscape Photography | Sports Photography

Best 50mm Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Nikon D810

50mm standard prime lenses are one of most popular lenses for Nikon D810. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and the new Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lenses are the best ones to use on D810 for portrait shooting. If you are looking for a cheap 50mm prime lens, the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D and Sigma old 50mm f/1.4 lens is your best choice.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $949 - Amazon
Zeiss OTUS 55mm F/1.4 Apo Distagon T* Zf.2 $3,990 48 Adorama
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D $334 36 Amazon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $399 35 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G $384 35 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G $196 33 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 32 Amazon
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D $125 31 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G $1,697 30 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 $725 27 Amazon

Best 85mm – 135mm prime portrait lenses for Nikon D810

Below are the recommended 85-135mm lenses for Nikon D810. Zeiss has just released the new Otus 1.4/85 lens, the leader of 85mm lens in the world, with a DxOMark score at 48. Besides this lens, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a very cheap lens. The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is another cheap and great lens for Nikon D810.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* $4,490 48 Adorama
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G $497 43 Amazon
Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 $2,122 43 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,649 42 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,843 39 Amazon
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF $329 38 Amazon
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $894 37 Amazon
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF $1,199 35 Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $799 34 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $749 34 Amazon
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D $460 34 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,283 31 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 31 Amazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 30 Amazon

Best 24-70mm Standard Zoom Lenses for Nikon D810

If you are choosing a standard zoom lens for your Nikon D810, the new released Tamron 24-70mm lens is the best choice, even two point better than AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G lens. Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens is another good choice as a third party solution. Good performance with a great price.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD $1,299 31 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,887 29 Amazon
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM $824 25 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] $474 24 Amazon
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED $997 19 Amazon

Best 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D810

Below are top recommended 70-200mm telephoto zoom lenses for Nikon D810 camera. The best performing 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens on Nikon D810 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.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD $1,499 33 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 31 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR $1,397 30 Amazon
AF-S VR II Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED $2,397 27 Adorama/Amazon
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO $769 27 Amazon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM $1,199 27 Amazon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II $949 26 -
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX D $880 25 -

Best 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D810

Offering more reach than the 70-200mm with cheaper price, the 70-300mm telephoto zoom Lenses are becoming increasingly popular with enthusiasts and professionals alike. Below are top rated 70-300mm lenses for Nikon D810.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 22 Amazon
AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED $196 22 -
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 21 Amazon
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD $349 21 Amazon

Best Telephoto Prime lenses for Nikon D810

Offering the best imaging performance, the prime telephoto lenses are intended for sports and action photographers with ‘fast’ maximum apertures. And the price, you know, very expensive. See the test results below and find the one suits you best.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II $5,819 43 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR $11,999 - Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II $5,799 36 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR $9,799 27 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR II $8,399 27 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

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D810

Best performing super telephoto lens for D810 is the newly released Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens with a valuable price. Below are the top recoommended super telephoto zoom lenses for your Nikon D810

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 28 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II $6,749 27 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $2,297 24 Amazon
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM $949 20 Amazon
AF Zoom Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED $300 19 -
AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $897 18 Amazon
Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR I A $629 17 Amazon

Best Ultra-Wide Lenses for Nikon D810

The Carl Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 lens is the best ultra-wide angle lens for Nikon D810. The one thing to remember with this lens though, is that it does not offer any AF as 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.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 $2,950 28 Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical $419 27 Amazon
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF $629 27 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 $1,843 26 Amazon
AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D $557 26 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 $1,395 23 Amazon
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM $749 21 -

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D810

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best wide-angle prime lens for Nikon D810. The second lens is the Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 but as with the previous Carl Zeiss lens, this is a manual model 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.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 42 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 $1,699 37 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 36 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC $484 36 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,843 36 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $597 35 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 $1,117 35 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,619 35 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 31 Amazon
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D $269 28 Amazon

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D810

Below are best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR camera. AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the best wide-angle zoom lens for D810 with an expensive price. 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 D810. And both the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lenses are sharpness lenses.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 30 Amazon
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $747 28 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX $749 25 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR $957 25 Amazon
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED $1,769 22 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II $849 19 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG $840 18 -

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D810

the best Macro lens for Nikon D810 is from Zeiss: The Zeiss Makro Planar T 100mm f/2 lens is the best Macro lens for Nikon D810 except the price. The Nikon 105mm f/.8G Macro lens is also one of the best choice for Nikon D810 with a cheap price.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,843 39 Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $899 34 Amazon
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $649 34 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 32 Amazon
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro $449 32 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 31 Amazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 30 Amazon

Best Wedding Photography Lenses for Nikon D810

Below are top recommended Wedding Photography lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR camera.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $949 - Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,649 42 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 31 Amazon
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 42 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,887 29 Amazon

Best Landscape Photography Lenses for Nikon D810

Below are best landscape lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR camera.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 30 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,887 29 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 31 Amazon

Best Sports Photography Lenses for Nikon D810

Below are the best Nikon D810 lenses for sports photography. Choose the one you like best!

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 - Adorama
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR $11,999 - Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II $6,749 27 Amazon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $2,297 24 Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 31 Amazon
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM $3,599 28 Amazon

DxOMark Test Result: Best lenses for Nikon D810 DSLR camera

Best Prime Lenses on the Nikon D810

Lens Price DxOMark score Sharpness P-Mpix
Carl Zeiss Apo Planar T* Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 $4,490 48 35
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZF.2 $3,990 48 33
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 $2,122 43 35
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II $5,996 43 33
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G $496 43 26
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,599 42 30
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A $899 42 30
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,805 39 23
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR $8,699 38 33
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Asph IF $295 38 22
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,664 37 29
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM $969 37 23
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II $5,779 36 32
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED $597 36 27
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,929 36 23
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,671 36 23
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D $334 36 22
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC $410 36 20
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $699 35 28
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM $399 35 23
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 $1,093 35 23
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF $1,199 35 22
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,619 35 22
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G $425 35 21
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $699 34 26
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC $600 34 25
Nikon AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D $1,079 34 23
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D $460 34 22
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED $899 34 21
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G $216 33 22

Best Zoom Lenses on the Nikon D810

Lens Price DxOMark score Sharpness P-Mpix
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD $1,499 33 28
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S $3,599 31 29
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,396 31 27
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD $1,299 31 22
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR $1,399 30 29
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,996 30 23
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,886 29 21
Sigma APO 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM $3,599 28 26
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $750 28 23
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II $6,749 27 22
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED $1,850 27 20
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO $769 27 20
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM $1,699 27 19
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II $949 26 17
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM $799 25 21
Tokina AT-X 16-28 f/2.8 PRO FX $699 25 19
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR $1,260 25 19
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM $880 25 18
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF $670 25 15
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR $2,700 24 18
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR $586 24 17
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] $499 24 16
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED $1,300 24 15
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED $405 23 17
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $577 22 15
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED $600 22 15
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED $1,760 22 14
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED $150 22 13
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM $1,509 21 17
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II $144 21 15

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  • tedtedsen

    maney lenses that i newer wil Mount on my d810 on this recomandation like seiss 85mm planar soft on 1.4 and onley resolves 19mg pix out of 36.3 and the same on tamron 150-600mm dosent belong on the 810 its not Sharp enuf for the 810 sensor losing half of the pixels what a Waste onley the best teleprimes recemendations holds water i dont understand why People is purchasin crapy lenses for high end sensors i ust dont understand it ?

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