Got the New Nikon D850? Here Are Nikon’s Recommended Lenses

 

Nikon’s D850 has been out for a little while now and if you were interested in one you have likely had a chance to check out all of the first looks and reviews to help make up your mind. If you are leaning into the yes category, you may be wondering if your current Nikon lenses will be up to the task with that new high-resolution sensor, and who better to ask than Nikon themselves?

But luckily you don’t need to ask, because Nikon publishes a list of recommended lenses for their cameras, and while this list for the [amazon_textlink asin=’B07524LHMT’ text=’D850′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’aa03c1fc-a945-11e7-bf15-292c0e93b3bb’] isn’t exactly new, it may not be something you have seen before – so strap in, and let’s take a look at Nikon’s recommended lenses for the D850.

Best Lenses For Nikon’s D850 (According To Nikon)

It goes without saying here, this is an official Nikon list, so the only lenses tested and listed are Nikon brand lenses. Third party lenses from brands like Zeiss, Sigma and Tamron all offer great performance as well, but if you want the best OEM lenses for the D850, these are what Nikon recommends…

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00005LE73′ text=’AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’23b76342-aeee-11e7-bdf9-4b8ac93d7ac9′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00005LEOS’ text=’AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’27f36008-aeee-11e7-af18-91903aa26bd9′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00NI6WH1S’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2ca7e744-aeee-11e7-b1fb-9bc78de86598′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0037KM0X0′ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3337bddf-aeee-11e7-9e05-8d9d320ed332′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B013D1BBBY’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3885ed64-aeee-11e7-b17f-2dacf94bf97c’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B007VGGIRK’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3fb58744-aeee-11e7-94c0-4dd2383feca3′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0042X9LB0′ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’430bb748-aeee-11e7-8809-97df0968ce9d’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00FY3T9DW’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4914356e-aeee-11e7-b419-9b9f717e918e’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B003ZSHNE0′ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4d04f78c-aeee-11e7-b155-ababb17e9b85′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01J4S9YRI’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5171041b-aeee-11e7-b6f9-e394fe809e16′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000EOSHGQ’ text=’AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’588f38a6-aeee-11e7-8394-677e025ae290′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0042X9LBK’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5cbfe9f0-aeee-11e7-bd84-07e6b29f076f’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00W3T87DS’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’61f2c8e0-aeee-11e7-ba3b-dfdd787abbeb’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00005LEOM’ text=’AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’662db390-aeee-11e7-90ee-b7ecc7517676′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00RUBKAS4′ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6a5febc9-aeee-11e7-95fb-f3dd6b1083dc’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00KBC1Y9S’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6e660a5c-aeee-11e7-b9d4-6d4bfc8fcb64′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B010RAB7TK’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’71e768d2-aeee-11e7-858b-672ef17e9f60′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B010RABJ5C’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’75d2110a-aeee-11e7-bb45-b5b49a8837d1′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00B7O31B8′ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7a64df41-aeee-11e7-8011-03ee4ed82353′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B010RAAOIK’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8a7740e9-aeee-11e7-81bf-d5416aa4ac1d’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000VDCTCI’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8e7597d7-aeee-11e7-a169-89c68810dd4e’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0037KM0XA’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’92f21f32-aeee-11e7-8710-ab3695532b92′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B003ZSHNEK’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9c68c29c-aeee-11e7-b440-378011039711′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B013D1BMFE’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a04e3a57-aeee-11e7-9251-add15ba9ebf4′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01M4L36RJ’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a7d8c51e-aeee-11e7-8497-2d2b96e789b9′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B009VZOK0Q’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’acb657a0-aeee-11e7-9b85-393fbcb58584′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00BOZ1Y46′ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b05d190a-aeee-11e7-a6ab-4b09301b7d24′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B003JBHSHK’ text=’AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b3a6ece3-aeee-11e7-a518-2561357d018d’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01M3RVGVX’ text=’PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b72dc8f9-aeee-11e7-9430-9fbbe2ac8aa8′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0013BEEUW’ text=’PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ba4d8024-aeee-11e7-bb07-7974de6fd022′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B001BTG3NW’ text=’PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’bda9a391-aeee-11e7-8394-677e025ae290′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B001BTAZHM’ text=’PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c3dbc9ab-aeee-11e7-b823-f78f880a6266′]

So, there you have it, the 11 lenses Nikon says will perform the best with the new D850 and its high-resolution sensor. You will notice that most of these are at least somewhat recent (in lens years) releases, so if you have an older Nikon kit right now you may not be able to take full advantage of the D850’s resolution (your images will still look great though) – just something to note/consider. You will also notice if you investigate the pricing, the cheapest lens on that list right now (by a lot) is in the $700-$800 range. So be prepared to spend a lot on lenses if you want the absolute best camera/lens combos.

Looking to buy a [amazon_textlink asin=’B07524LHMT’ text=’D850′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a3bbf072-a945-11e7-86fe-958086301645′]? For just the body right now you are looking at about [amazon_textlink asin=’B07524LHMT’ text=’Nikon D850′ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8e2f6e7c-a945-11e7-abe5-2d731dc5298e’].

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.