Best Lenses for Nikon D500

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Nikon D500 is a new flagship DX format DSLR camera released in early 2016. D500 is the successor of Nikon D300S. The price of Nikon D500 starts at $1,996.95 in US. It features a 20.9MP sensor which the company calls its ‘best enthusiast DX offering.’ It features the same 153-point AF system and EXPEED 5 processor as the D5. It can shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images. It can also capture 4K/UHD video and also features ‘SnapBridge’.

Today, we are showing you recommended lenses for Nikon D500 DSLR camera.

Standard Prime | Portrait Prime | Standard Zoom | Wide-angle Prime | Wide-angle Zoom | Telephoto Prime | Telephoto Zoom | All-in-One Lenses | Macro Lenses

Best 35mm, 50mm Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Nikon D500

35mm, 50mm lenses are the most popular prime lenses for Nikon D500. There are a lot of great prime lenses for Nikon D500. The new released Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens are of course the best prime lenses for Nikon D500, but the price is not cheap. The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D and AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G are great lenses at a very cheap price. Other recommended lenses are Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens and AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 G lens.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best 85mm -135mm prime portrait lenses for Nikon D500

85mm, 90mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm prime lenses are very good lenses for portrait photography, of course the best one should be the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4, but the price is very expensive. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is another great lens. If you are looking for a cheap lens, you can try AF-S 85mm f/1.8G and new released Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC.

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AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Rokinon/Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Amazon/B&H/ebay/Rent
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best 24-70mm, 24-120mm, 18-140mm Standard Zoom Lenses for Nikon D500

There are a lot of good standard zoom lenses for Nikon D500 DSLR camera. The best 24-70mm lens is Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens, this lens is cheaper than AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens, but image quality is better. If you looking for a cheap lens, there also some good choices: AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D500

If you are looking for a wide-angle prime lenses, the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best chocie. For cheap lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G are both good wide-angle prime lenses for Nikon D500.

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM ebay/Rent

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D500

From the list, it is clear that the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is the best wide-angle lens, even better than AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF lens. The Tokina 11-20mm and 12-28mm wide-angle zoom lenses are cheap and great lenses for Nikon D500.

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best Telephoto Prime lenses for D500

For the Telephoto Prime lenses, the best one is the new released AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens.

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AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best 70-200mm, 70-300mm, 150-600mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D500

Below are top rated 70-200mm telephoto zoom lenses for Nikon D500 camera, the best ones are also from Nikon and Tamron, Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 is much cheaper than AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G, but also has great image quality. If you are looking for a cheap telephoto zoom lens, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED is your best choice. The Sigma 150-600mm and Tamron 150-600mm are both super telephoto zoom lens for Nikon D500.

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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best All-in-One Zoom Lenses for Nikon D500

If you are looking for an all-in-one zoom lens for your Nikon D500, the AF-S DX 18-300mm is the best. The Sigma 18-300mm and Tamron 16-300mm are also both good lens with a cheaper price.

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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D500

If you are looking for a Macro lens for Nikon D500. Below are top choices for you. Of course the best one is AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G lens. If you are looking for a cheap lens, the AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED and AF-S 40mm f/2.8G are both great macro lenses for Nikon D500.

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AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
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