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If you're a Nikon shooter, there are plenty of lens options for you whether you enjoy portraits or landscapes, wildlife or macro.
Naturally, some lenses are better than others, so you want to be sure to invest in glass that gives you the most bang for your buck.
In the video above, TheTechMag offers up a list of five of the best Nikon lenses money can buy.
Some of the lenses are prohibitively expensive for most photographers, but some of the lenses on their list are surprisingly affordable - especially if you can find them used.
So, have a look at the video to learn what Nikon lenses to buy, and for a quick overview of the lenses from the video, check the article below!
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
This compact super telephoto lens is ideal for wildlife photography, bird photography, sports, events, and more.
The 500mm of zoom on full frame cameras and 750mm of effective focal length on APS-C cameras makes this one of the longest lenses consumers can buy for Nikon cameras.
The constant f/5.6 aperture isn't especially large, but under normal lighting conditions, it performs beautifully.
Even better, this lens has vibration reduction technology, which gives you an additional 4.5 stops of shutter speed when shooting handheld.
New Pricing: $1,396.95 on Amazon
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
If you're a macro photographer, it's tough to beat this versatile lens.
Not only does this lens have an internal focusing mechanism that provides fast and quiet autofocusing so as not to disturb insects and other up-close subjects, but it also weighs just 279 ounces, so it's easy to hand hold.
With Nikon's VR II vibration reduction technology, you can take hand-held photos with greater confidence that camera shake won't be a problem, either.
It's got nano-crystal coating and ED glass elements as well, which help enhance image quality by minimizing chromatic aberrations and lens flare.
New Pricing: $896.95 on Amazon
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
One of the most versatile zoom lenses money can buy, Nikon's 70-200mm f/2.8 has all sorts of features that make it well worth its big price tag.
For starters, having a zoom range of 70-200mm allows you to do everything from portraiture to wildlife photography to sports photography, and many other pursuits in between.
Having a wide, constant aperture of f/2.8 is also helpful as that allows you to take photos in dim lighting without using a higher ISO and introducing noise as a result.
Like the previous lenses on this list, this one also has vibration reduction technology so you can shoot more confidently without a tripod.
New Pricing: $2,796.95 on Amazon
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Nikon AF-S FX Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Everyone should have a fast prime lens in their bag, and one of the first ones you should buy is the 50mm f/1.8G.
At f/1.8, this lens (and the next one on the list) are the fastest of the bunch.
That's helpful for low-light shooting, getting nice, blurry backgrounds in portraits, and for freezing movement when a faster shutter speed is needed.
This lens is also small and lightweight, yet incredibly durable. Its versatility is a bonus, too, as it can be used for just about any type of photography, making it a perfect "daily driver" or travel photography lens.
New Pricing: $216.95 on Amazon
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Like the 50mm lens described above, this 35mm lens sports a large f/1.8 aperture, a small form factor, and lightweight construction.
At 35mm, it's a wider angle lens than the 50mm, but it's still as equally as versatile.
In fact, 35mm is an ideal focal length for all kinds of photographic pursuits, from portraits to landscapes to architecture.
With one aspherical element, it minimizes distortion as well as aberrations, resulting in images that look normal and have minimal optical distractions.
Again, with a fast prime like this, you have endless options in what you photograph, making it perfect for day-to-day use.
New Pricing: $196.95 on Amazon