Best Lenses for Nikon D5100

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Nikon D5100 is a mid-range APS-C DX DSLR camera released in 2011. D5100 is still one of the best APS-C Nikon DSLRs in the world. Many photographer choose Nikon D5100. Nikon D5100 was replaced by Nikon D5200 in 2012, and replaced by Nikon D5300 in 2013. Here are recommended lenses for Nikon D5100.

50mm, 85mm Portrait Lenses | Zoom Lenses | Wide-Angle Lenses | Macro Lenses

Best 50mm, 85mm Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Nikon D5100

For portrait photography, the best lenses for Nikon D5100 are listed below. The AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a cheap lens with great image quality. Also, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is one of the best third part lens for Nikon D5100.

Lens Check Price at
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D Amazon/B&H/Adorama

Best Zoom lenses for Nikon D5100

If you are looking for a zoom lens. The best choice for Nikon D5100 should be Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8, and other lenses such as AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm and 55-200mm are also great lenses for Nikon D5100.

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama

Best Wide-angle Lenses for Nikon D5100

There are several wide-angle lenses for Nikon D5100. It is clear the best choice is Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens. The AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is another good lens for Nikon D5100.

Lens Check Price at
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Amazon/B&H/Adorama

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D5100

Here are some recommended Macro lenses for Nikon D5100, the AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G, Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro are cheap and good macro lenses, more macro lenses listed below.

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AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Amazon/B&H/Adorama
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama