The best Nikon portrait lenses in 2024 for Nikon Z cameras and Nikon DSLRs

Best Nikon portrait lenses
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We're here to help you find the best Nikon portrait lens, no matter which type of camera you use. Whether you're wielding a good old-fashioned DSLR or a cutting-edge Nikon Z mirrorless camera, and whether you've gone for a full-frame (FX) or APS-C (DX) sensor, we've got the best lenses that will help you snap perfect portraits. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.