Best Prime Lenses for Nikon D5 (DxOMark)


Nikon D5 is the latest flagship FX-mount, full-frame DSLR. DxOMark has just tested more than seventy prime lenses on the Nikon D5 from ultra wide 14mm to super telephoto 600mm. See the result below.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses | Best Standard Prime Lenses Best telephoto Prime lenses

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D5

From the list, you can see the Sigma 20mm F1.4 and AF-S Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED are the best lenses for Nikon D5. You can also choose the Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm F2 and 28mm F2, but they are more expensive than the sigma and Nikon.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A 37 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED 37 Amazon|Adorama|B&H|eBay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Prime Lenses for Nikon D5

Without doubt, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 is the best standard prime lens for Nikon D5, only if you are rich enough.  Zeiss’s new Milvus range continues to offer first-class performance, but they are manual-focus only. Of cource, you can buy Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG art, Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 at an affordable price.

Lens  DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 44 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG Art 41 Amazon/B&H/Adorma/eBay
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro 37 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 36 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best telephoto Prime Lenses for Nikon D5

85mm Portrait lenses offer a short- to mid-telephoto focal length.  With the total score of 43 points, Carl Zeiss Apo Planar T* Otus 85mm f/1.4 is the best telephoto lens for Nikon D5. If you do not have so much money, you can choose Nikon 85mm F1.8G and F1.4G. It is strange why DxOMark doesn’t test the new announced Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama/ eBay).

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Carl Zeiss  Otus 85mm F1.4 43 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Zeiss Milvus 85mm F1.4 42 Amazon|B&H|Adorama|eBay
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 40 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G 39 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 39 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II 39 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Source: DxOMark

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