Best Lenses for Nikon Df

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Nikon Df is one of the most popular retro style full frame Nikon DSLR. It was announced on November 5, 2013. The price for Nikon Df is not cheap, it is $2,746.95 for body only, and $2,996.95 for 50mm f/1.8G lens kit.

DxOMark has tested over 100 lenses for Nikon Df. Today, we are showing you recommended lenses for Nikon Df cameras. See below:

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 | Under $500 Lenses | $500 – $1,000 lenses | $1,000 – $1,500 lenses | $1,500 – $2,000 lenses | Over $2,000 lenses

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

The 50mm portrait standard lenses are very popular. The Nikon Df with the new released Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lens is a great kit, but this lens costs you $4,000, very expensive. Other than this lens, three best lenses are from Nikon and Zeiss – the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G and Sigma 50mm f/1.4. The new announced Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens is another great lens you may consider.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 38 B&H/Adorama
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 85mm -135mm prime lenses for Nikon Df

At 85-135mm lenses, the Zeiss Otus 1.4/85, Zeiss 135mm f/2 Sonnar T* lens, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G are your best choices. The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF is a cheap lens with good image quality.

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* 38 B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF.2 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 32 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 24-70mm Standard Zoom Lenses for Nikon Df

If you are choosing a standard zoom lens, of course the best ones are Tamron 24-70mm lens and AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens.

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon Df

Here are a list of best telephoto zoom lenses for Nikon Df cameras. Two of the top rated lenses are Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens.

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Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED 23 ebay/UK/DE
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II 22 ebay
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX D 21 ebay

Best 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon Df

Here are recommended 70-300mm lenses for Nikon Df.

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AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED 19 ebay
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Telephoto Prime lenses for Df

For the Telephoto Prime lenses, there are several great choice for Nikon Df, see the list below.

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AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR II 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon Df

Here are some recommended telephoto zoom lenses for Nikon Df. The new announced Tamron SP 150-600mm lens is a great telephoto zoon lens for Nikon Df.

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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Zoom Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 16 ebay
AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR I A 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Ultra-Wide Lenses for Nikon Df

The best ultra-wide prime lens for Nikon Df is Zeiss 15mm f/2.8, the cheap Sigma 20mm f1.8 lens is also a good choice for Nikon Df.

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Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM 17 ebay

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon Df

The best Wide-angle lens for Nikon Df is Sigma 35mm f/1.4 art lens, even better than Zeiss 25mm f/2 lens and AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 30 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon Df

Of course the best wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon Df is AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. The cheap AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G is also a good lens for Nikon Df.

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AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG 16 ebay

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon Df

The best macro lens for Nikon Df is Zeiss macro 100mm f/2, another good choice macro lens for Nikon Df is AF-S 105mm f/2.8G macro lens.

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Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Lenses Price under $500 for Nikon Df

 

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Prime Lenses
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 32 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 30 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zoom Lenses
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Zoom Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 16 ebay

Best Lenses Price from $500 – $1,000 for Nikon Df

 

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Prime Lenses
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zoom Lenses
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Lenses Price from $1,000 – $1,500 for Nikon Df

 

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Prime Lenses
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zoom Lenses
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Lenses Price from $1,500 – $2,000 for Nikon Df

 

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Prime Lenses
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zoom Lenses
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED ebay/UK/DE
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Lenses Price Over $2,000 for Nikon Df

 

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Prime Lenses
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 38 B&H/Adorama
Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zoom Lenses
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
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