The Nikon D5 is an outstanding DSLR used by professionals all over the world. Although the megapixel count is just 20.8 which seems a bit lower than the industry flagship standard, it has an amazing boosted ISO range of 3,280,000 that has never been seen before in a camera. It can burst shoot at the rate of 12 frames per second and has a total of 173 focus points out of which 99 are cross-types. It can record videos in 4K resolution and is a great camera overall. A bundle of lenses could be used with the Nikon D5 and the finest of them are as follows.

Best All-In-One Lens for Nikon D5

1. Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Versatile 107x zoom lens with ED glass and VR II image stabilization
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format
  • Covers a wide range of focal lengths to get the best out of every subject. Minimum Focus Distance- 1.6 ft. (0.5m) throughout entire zoom range

A lens with almost all features compatible with FX-format DSLR. This lens has swift and accurate autofocus that helps deliver sharp images. Even at a wide aperture the chromatic aberrations and colors are corrected to deliver high-quality images. The lens uses an ED glass and VRII IS can to offer a wide range of focal length. It offers a 10.7x zoom. The lens can be used for portraiture, landscape and travel photography.

Best Travel and Portrait Lenses for Nikon D5

2. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast f/2.8 constant aperture with an electromagnetic diaphragm
  • Sensational image quality and sharpness with virtually no distortion, Focal Length Range : 24 -70 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 35-50 mm focal length - 1.2 ft. (0.38 m) from focal plane. 24, 28, 70 mm focal lengths - 1.3 ft. (0.41 m) from focal plane; Dimensions - Approx. 88.0 mm maximum diameter x...

This multifaceted lens is fast, consistent and durable. It delivers sharp high-quality images due to its vibration reduction and stabilization technologies. This easy to use lens can be used for a variety of purposes including studio photography, event, and environmental photography. This lens can also be used to record HD videos.

3. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
  • 35mm focal length, 52.5mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 56mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum, This model is compatible with all current Nikon cameras (both DX and FX)
  • Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing

With a large aperture of 1.4, this professional lens is best suited for portraiture, landscape, studio and street photography. It delivers ultra sharp images with high quality.

4. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
  • 50mm focal length, Lens not zoomable
  • 75mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum

Compatible with Nikon DX formats DSLRs this lens is the best choice for capturing portraits. The swift f/1.4 maximum aperture and the unique optical formula makes it the best choice for travel, event, environment, and everyday photography.

5. Nikon 85mm f/1.8G

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Nikon AF S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast aperture medium telephoto lens
  • Internal Focus, Focal Length: 85 mm, Minimum Focus Range: 0.80 m
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM). Number of diaphragm blades:7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

This lens is known for its ultra sharp images.  It delivers high-quality images with an alluring bokeh. The lens uses Nikon’s signature Internal focus system to provide swift autofocusing abilities. This ensures crisp and clear images across the entire aperture range of the lens. The lens can be used for both photography and videography. Because of its swift maximum aperture, you can record HD videos under appropriate light conditions. It can be best used for portraiture and wedding photography

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5

6. Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD

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Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Nikon Mount (Model A007N)
  • 24-70mm focal length, Minimum focus distance : 0.38m/14.96 inch
  • 36-105mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 38.4-112mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum, Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing

Covers the focal length ranging from 24-70mm and has an aperture of F/2.8 this lens delivers high quality and high-resolution images with little to none aberrations. It is known for its mesmerizing soft blur effects and the signature rounded diaphragm. The lens is made so as to prevent moisture penetration making it resistant to damage. It can be used for portraiture, landscape and studio photography.

7. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast f/2.8 constant aperture with an electromagnetic diaphragm
  • Sensational image quality and sharpness with virtually no distortion, Focal Length Range : 24 -70 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 35-50 mm focal length - 1.2 ft. (0.38 m) from focal plane. 24, 28, 70 mm focal lengths - 1.3 ft. (0.41 m) from focal plane; Dimensions - Approx. 88.0 mm maximum diameter x...

This multifaceted lens is fast, consistent and durable. It delivers sharp high-quality images due to its vibration reduction and stabilization technologies. This easy to use lens can be used for a variety of purposes including studio photography, event, and environmental photography. This lens can also be used to record HD videos.

8. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Focal Length Range : 24 -70 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.2 ft.( 0.38 m)
  • Exceptional low-light performance

This lens offers an f/2.8G maximum aperture that makes it suitable for use in dim light. The 9 blade diaphragm ensures shallow depth of field and enhanced highlights. This zoom lens delivers ultra sharp and crisp images across its zoom range. It can work best at both telephoto and wide angles making it the best choice for everyday use.

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for D5

9. Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Focal Length Range : 14 -24 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 ft.( 0.28 m), minimum f/stop 22
  • Lens construction 14/11 (2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and 1 Nano Crystal Coat)

With a constant f/2.8 aperture, this wide angle-zoom lens delivers razor-sharp images with high levels of contrast. This lens uses an Internal Focus system that provides swift and silent autofocus without altering the length of the lens. It employs a Super Integrated Coating and Nano Crystal technology to deliver flare fewer images with minimum ghosting. It has a total of 5 elements; 2 Extra Dispersion elements and 3 aspherical lenses to correct the chromatic and spherical aberrations. Even at a wide aperture, this lens delivers ultra sharp and high-quality images.

10. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
  • Covering a common prime lens lineup, the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM was designed for prime performance with the versatility of a zoom lens.
  • A large diameter aspherical lens, a complicated element to manufacture, allows for a stunning level of brightness
  • The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art is the worlds first full frame F2 zoom lens

This lens covers the focal lengths 24mm,28mm, and 35mm. It offers a maximum aperture of f/2 that makes the lens suitable for shooting in dim light. When using a shallow depth of field this lens also provides a controlled focus. This high performing optical lens delivers great image quality across the entire range of focal lengths.

11. Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

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Tamron AFA012N700 SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Wide-Angle Lens for Nikon F(FX) Cameras
  • Vibration Compensation for sharper images
  • Maximum diameter: 98.4mm.Minimum Focus Distance : 11 in(028m), Focal Length : 15-30 mm
  • USD Ultrasonic Silent Motor for quick and quiet focusing

This lens is known to deliver high image quality at all focal lengths it can cover and it can be used to capture a variety of scenes. This lens offers a shallow depth of field and can work in dim light conditions due to the f/2.8 maximum aperture.

12. Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Versatile FX-format wide-angle (18mm) to standard (35mm) zoom lens
  • Focal Length : 18-35 mm, Focus as close as 0.92 ft. from your subject
  • Excellent choice for travel and architecture, landscape and everyday photography as well as HD-Video applications

This multifaceted lens provides an 18mm wide-angle perspective that makes it best suited for capturing landscapes as well as for shooting in closed spaces. This lens is easy to carry hence a good choice for travel.

13. Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro

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Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens for Nikon
  • This version is intended for sale within the USA, 3 Year Limited Tokina Warranty
  • Fits Nikon DX Cameras 18-42mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • AF/MF Clutch Mechanism Molded Glass Aspherical Lens Elements

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D5

14. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 20mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
  • Optical designs is highly resistant to strong incidental light sources such as backlight
  • Minimized Chromatic aberration, distortion, and ghosting
  • This lens delivers excellent brightness and bokeh and is ideal high speed lens for snapshots.

This wide-angle zoom lens employs an optimized lens power distribution that corrects the possible aberrations including chromatic, spherical and axial. This highly recommended lens delivers high-quality images with great levels of brightness and brilliant bokeh. It can be used for landscape photography, astrophotography, low light photography and event videography.

15. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens w/ Built-in AE Chip for Nikon
  • Lens not Zoomable
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 10.8 inches
  • Focal Length -14 mm

The lens employs a total of 14 elements arranged in groups of 12. The lens also has 2 ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical lens, and one glass aspherical lens element. These together with correct the chromatic aberrations and delivers sharp and clear distortion of fewer images.

16. Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast f/1.8 aperture for beautifully blurred backgrounds and great low-light performance
  • Draws peak performance from high-resolution DSLRs
  • Great for landscapes, skyscrapers, environmental portraits, food, action, hobbies and much more

This lens is known for the ability to deliver detailed images as it creates a prominent distinction between the subject and its background. It has a swift maximum aperture that makes the lens best suited for shooting in dim light conditions. The lens produces brilliant bokeh. It can be used to capture landscapes, architecture, and portraits.

17. Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens for Nikon with Automatic AE Chip for Auto Aperture, Auto Exposure and Focus Confirmation RK24MAF-N
  • Aperture range of f/1.4 ~22; Manual Focus. Lens Hood: Removable Petal Shaped
  • Includes removeable hood, front and rear lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
  • Constructed of 13 elements in 12 groups (2 apspherical lenses)

This lens offers manual focus and a wide f1.4 aperture. It employs 13 elements arranged in 12 groups. It delivers high-quality images even while shooting at wide angles. It is best suited for landscape, street, and indoor photography. The lens also gives great results in dim light conditions.

18. Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED Wide-Angle Prime Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Compelling wide-angle perspective combined with an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture serves the needs of demanding professionals in exacting conditions
  • Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings
  • Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture

Compatible with both DX and FX format DSLRs this lens delivers high-quality images even at the maximum aperture of f/1.4. This wide aperture makes this lens suitable for shooting in dim light conditions. The lens offers a wide-angle perspective with a picture angle of 84 degrees. The images delivered by this lens are razor sharp and there is a prominent distinction between the subject in focus and its background. The color correction is endowed with the ability to correct the chromatic aberrations.

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5

19. Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon (FX) Cameras
  • The most compact lens in its class
  • Minimum focus distance: 51.2 in (1.3m); Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 8 (at f=200mm: MFD 51.2), Focal Length 70-200 mm
  • Fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens

This lens has a Vibration Compensation system to minimize the effects of vibration and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive that allows swift and smooth autofocus. With the image stabilization feature, this lens delivers high-quality images that are razor sharp. It is known to be the best zoom lens for this model.

20. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens For Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (New, White box)
  • Type of lens: G-type AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR lens with built-in CPU and Nikon bayonet mount
  • Focal Length Range : 70 -200 mm, Minimum Focus Distance- 4.6 ft.(1.4 m)
  • Dimensions: Approx. 87 mm dia. x 205.5 mm extension from the camera's lens-mount flange

It is a lens that can be used by both amateurs and professionals. The lens has swift autofocus and color correction ability that helps deliver sharp high-quality images. The lens uses a constant maximum aperture which helps while shooting in low light conditions. It can be used for portraiture, photojournalism, sports and wildlife photography.

21. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 Sports DG APO OS HSM Lens for Nikon
  • Offers OS (Optical Stabilization
  • Two FLD Glass Elements
  • Fast Focus

This lens is best suited for capturing fast moving objects such as aviation, racing, and even wildlife. It employs a Hyper Sonic AF motor that ensures swift and silent autofocus for improved performance. It can also be used for videography. The design is dust and splash proof so it can be used in outdoor challenging situations.

22. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF VR

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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
  • 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture for Nikon digital SLR cameras
  • Internal Focus (IF) system provides fast and quiet autofocusing; 4.9-feet Minimum focus range, Focal Length Range : 70 -300 mm.Two focus modes are available - M/A and M
  • Vibration Reduction (VRII) minimizes effects of camera shake to produce sharper images

This lens offers focal lengths ranging from 70-300mm. It is the best choice for wildlife, sports and travel photography. It can deliver great results in low light conditions. It best suited for photographers that are not experts in telephoto photography.

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5

23. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports

Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Sports DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3
  • One SLD and Four FLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating

A lens that is known to deliver high performance and razor sharp images across its entire zoom range. It is best used to capture sports action but it can also be used to capture wildlife. The lens uses an optical stabilizer along with an accelerometer that ensures good quality images while panning in any direction. It is a standard telephoto zoom lens that uses 2 FLD and 3SLD glass elements to enhance image quality. The design is dust and splash proof making the lens durable.

24. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Zoom Lens for Nikon SLR / DSLR Mount - Includes Tamron Original Tap-In Console, Sandisk 64gb Class 10 SD Card and More
  • AUTHORIZED USA DEALER: Tamron Authorized Dealer. INCLUDES 6-Year Warranty
  • Introducing the pinnacle of ultra-telephoto zoom with advanced features for improved optical performance, functionality and usability - The SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) | Tamron SP series lenses...
  • Featuring better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK and teleconverter compatibility.

This telephoto lens is known to have a great optical performance so you can capture moving objects even when shooting without a camera stand. The distinctive features of this lens include Euori1e Coal and Flex Zoom Lock. The lens also has a teleconverter and better vibration control. The swift autofocus allows quick yet accurate focus that helps capturing subjects in motion.

25. Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Compact super telephoto zoom lens for birding, wildlife, motorsports, events and more
  • 500mm of zoom power on FX format DSLRs; 750mm equivalent on DX format DSLRS, Minimum Focus Distance: 7.2 ft.( 2.2 m), Focal Length Range:200 500 mm
  • Fast f/5.6 constant aperture for beautiful out of focus backgrounds and low light performance

This lens is best known for its amazing telephoto zoom. It can be used with both FX and DX-format DSLRs. It allows you to shoot close-ups of subjects present at a distance without compromising the quality of the image. It delivers razor-sharp images across its entire zoom range.

26. Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • 200-400mm f/4G AF-S super-telephoto zoom lens is perfect for sports and wildlife shooting; offers constant maximum aperture
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible
  • Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths

This lens has the VR II Image stabilization technology that helps deliver sharp and high-quality images.. The chromatic aberrations are corrected so as to provide color correction. It offers a fixed maximum aperture making it best suited for capturing a wide variety of scenes including sports and wildlife.

27. Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 80-400mm f.4.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • FX-format compatible. Mount Type-Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focuses as close as 5.7 feet during AF operation
  • Vibration Reduction

This lens can be used for a variety of shots including wildlife and action photography. This telephoto zoom lens can also be used for portraiture. It offers a wide range of focal lengths and uses Vibration Reduction technology to deliver distortion of fewer photographs. The VR technology also helps deliver high-quality images when shooting handheld. It can also be used to record HD videos in any given light condition.

Best Telephoto Prime lenses for Nikon D5

28. Nikon 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED Vibration Reduction II DSLR Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast, Prime Telephoto Lens
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • Automatic Tripod Detection Mode

This swift telephoto lens has an f/2 aperture. It delivers images with brilliant background bokeh using its shallow depth of field. The lens offers a fast shutter speed that allows the photographer to capture moving subjects like wildlife or sports action. The lens can also deliver great results in dim light conditions.

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D5

29. Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro

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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
  • Designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile enough for virtually any photographic situation
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 23°20'.Features new VR II vibration reduction technology, Focal Length : 105 mm, Minimum Focus Distance : 10 ft( 0314 m)
  • Nano-Crystal coat and ED glass elements that enhance overall image quality by further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations

This lens is known for delivering ultra sharp images at lower shutter speeds as it offers 3 shutter speed stops. The lens employs the signature Silent Wave Motor and Vibration reduction technology that helps in macro photography. The 1:1 magnification endows a wide range of working distances (from infinity to regular life-size). The lens provides great levels of image stabilization and autofocus to deliver high-quality close-up images.

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