The Best Nikon DX Lenses

In my most recent video I’m at Wyming Brook in the Peak District, running through my favourite four lenses for Nikon DX cameras.

Here are the four lenses I picked out, along with full technical specifications.

1. AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

This is a pro-spec DX standard zoom lens. It’s sharp, focuses quickly and has a maximum aperture of 2.8. For a crop sensor lens, it’s very heavy, but it is built to last with an all metal construction that is weather sealed.


2: Tokina AT-X 11-16 f/2.8 PRO (IF) DX

Although it suffers from a little chromatic aberration, this wide-angle bargain is sharp, well built and features a constant maximum aperture of 2.8.


3. AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

Don’t let the cheap price fool you, this is a fantastic lens. It’s very small and light, it’s super sharp and it has a maximum aperture of 1.8. Great in low light, and for times when you need a shallow depth of field.


4. AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR

Telephoto lenses don’t come much lighter or smaller than this. Although it’s fairly slow in the aperture department, it more than makes up for it with fast, accurate focussing, sharp optics and an extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass element to help minimise chromatic aberration.


Check out the video to find out more about the DX format and to see the shots I got with each lens.


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