The best Nikon lenses in 2024: time to expand your camera system!

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Choosing the best Nikon lenses means answering one easy question and one slightly harder one! First, which Nikon do you have – is it a Nikon Z mirrorless model or a Nikon DSLR. They use two different lens mounts and, on top of that, come in two sensor sizes – full frame (FX) and APS-C (DX) – which affects the lenses available. The second question is... what do you want to shoot?

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at