Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S
If you’re looking for a fixed-length option for your mirrorless body that can work for landscape, event, and street photography, the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S is probably it. It accepts 62mm filters, but its light collecting area is, unfortunately, much smaller.
Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S
The Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S is made lighter and smaller by not including any internal vibration reduction, as all the image stabilization comes from the camera body instead. That makes for a less expensive piece of glass, as well.
Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G
The Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G features rounded aperture blades that give your bokeh an attractive spherical quality. It’s great for candid portraits outside the studio, where natural light sources can be found in the background of your shots.
Nikkor 200mm f/2
If you want a bit of extra telephoto reach, but you also want to get sharper results than you’d see with a zoom, the Nikkor 200mm f/2 is probably your best bet. Its fast constant aperture gives you a lot of depth of field control and top-tier low-light performance.
Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E
Admired for its ability to take incredible portraits, the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E creates a razor-thin focal plane that accentuates whatever you’ve placed in focus. Its color reproduction makes it a great choice for product photographers.
Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
The Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct boasts specs you might expect to see on something from Leica, with an absurdly fast aperture that makes for exceptional low-light performance, and a depth of field so shallow it can be tough to nail the focus on both of a subject’s eyes.
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4
Wedding and event photographers reach for the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 because its focal length allows them to capture an incredible amount of detail without necessarily obscuring the context of the shot. It has an uncanny ability to make people look a little more beautiful.
Nikkor 24mm f/1.4
Real estate photographers will find the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 is just wide enough to capture the size and detail of most rooms, making the images much more enticing to potential buyers. It’s also the ideal combination of focal length and aperture speed for astrophotography.
Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G
The Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G is a smart option for shooters who spend a lot of time capturing their images indoors, as it’s a short enough focal length to cover most interiors without you having to worry about any wide-angle distortion.
Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E
The Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E combines two extra-low-dispersion and three aspherical glass elements to create stunningly sharp images with soft, almost dreamlike bokeh. Its design renders distortions and aberrations nearly nonexistent.