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Nikon Lens Buying Guides (Mount Types, Models, Use Cases & Focal Ranges)

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Rajib Mukherjee
10 April, 2023 • Updated 26 days ago
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Welcome to our Nikon buying guides page! If you’re in the market for a new camera, you’ve come to the right place.

Nikon has been a leading brand in the photography industry for decades, offering a wide range of cameras and lenses to suit every need and budget.

Whether you’re a professional photographer or an enthusiastic hobbyist, choosing the right Nikon gear can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve created these buying guides to help you navigate through the options and find the perfect camera or lens for your needs. Let’s dive in!

Nikon Lenses by Mount Type

The format of a DSLR camera refers to the size of its image sensor, with Nikon producing two different formats: DX and FX. The DX-format sensor is smaller, measuring 24x16mm, while the FX-format sensor is larger at 36x24mm.

  • Nikon DX
  • Nikon FX

Nikon Lenses by Model

Z Series

Nikon Z lenses are a line of lenses designed for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras. These lenses have a larger mount diameter and a shorter flange distance than traditional Nikon lenses, which allows for faster and more accurate autofocus performance, as well as better optical performance.

D Series

D-type lenses are designed to provide subject-to-camera-distance information to Nikon DSLRs equipped with 3D Color Matrix Metering, 3D Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, and i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash features. These lenses can be used on Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras.

Nikon Lenses for Different Use Cases

Nikon lenses come in a wide variety of focal lengths and designs, each suited to different use cases. From portrait to landscape, sports to macro, there is a lens for every need. Choosing the right lens for the intended use case is key to achieving great results.

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Rajib is an avid travel photographer and an overall shutterbug. The first time he ever clicked an image was with an Agfa Click IV back in 1984. A medium format film camera. From that auspicious introduction to photography, he has remained hooked to this art form. He loves to test and review new photography gear. Rajib travels quite a lot, loves driving on Indian roads, playing fetch with his Labrador retriever, and loves photography. And yes, he still proudly owns that Agfa Click IV!