Best Prime Lenses for Nikon D5600 (DxOMark) for Beginners

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600 is a midrange DX-format that sports a 24MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filte and the EXPEED 4 processor. DxOMark tested 149 lenses on this new camera to find “Best lenses for the Nikon D5600”. Here are some affordable prime lenses for beginners. Read the result below.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses | Best Standard Prime Lenses | Best Prime 50mm lenses | Best telephoto Prime lenses

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D5600

From the list, you can see the Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG A lens is the best prime lens for Nikon D5600, followed by Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F1.8 G ED lens. You can also choose a little cheaper Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED lens, which is no more than $300.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A 27 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED 22 Amazon|Adorama|B&H|eBay
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Prime Lenses for Nikon D5600

In this range, Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC A lens is the best standard prime lens for Nikon D5600. Nikon AF-S DX 35mm F1.8 G got the same overall score as the Sigma.

Lens  DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorma/eBay
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Prime 50mm Lenses for Nikon D5600

DxOMark tested three affordable 50mm primes on Nikon D5600, including the AF FX NIKKOR 50mm F/1.4D, the AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G and the AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. The Nikon 50mm f/1.4D wins the best with the light transmission and low-light results giving it the edge over the newer f/1.4G and f/1.8G equivalents, however, it is manual-focus only on Nikon D5600.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
AF FX NIKKOR 50mm F/1.4D 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G 22 Amazon|B&H|Adorama|eBay
AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Nikon D5600

From the list , you can see Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC  and Nikkor 85mm F1.8G win the best overall score of 29 points, 4 points better than the budget Rokinon 85mm f1.4 AS IF UMC lens. Although being a wider f/1.4 maximum aperture, the Samyang is manual-focus only and doesn’t have image stabilization..

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
AF-S FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G 29 Amazon|B&H|Adorama|eBay
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Source: DxOMark

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