Sigma 24mm f/1.4
Don’t let the brand name fool you; the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 can easily render professional images when mounted on a high-caliber camera body, and its build quality is outstanding, so it should remain a part of your shooting kit for years to come.
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG
The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG suffers from far less barrel distortion than you might expect for an option at its focal length. Its focusing is fast and accurate, and it comes with a large, protective case for safe transportation.
Nikkor Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5
If you need to capture as much of the action in front of you as possible, you’ll want to get your hands on the Nikkor Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 . It will warp the corners of your frame with its perspective, but your images will be very sharp.
Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8
The silent wave motor on the Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8 allows it to autofocus quickly and precisely while making next to no noise, which is ideal if you’re shooting wildlife or in a private or somber setting and you want to remain unobtrusive.
Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S
Designed for the company’s lineup of full-frame mirrorless bodies, the Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S is intended as an all-day indoor shooter that gets tight enough for some street photography. It comes with a detachable flower petal hood.
Nikkor 28mm AF-S f/1.4E
The Nikkor 28mm AF-S f/1.4E is a tighter option than others, to be sure, and if you’re shooting with an APS-C sensor it’ll probably be too tight. On a full-frame body, however, it’s a great length for capturing a roomful of people with excellent detail.
Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E
Sometimes shooting at these focal lengths can create distortions in your images that you’d rather avoid, and the Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E is designed specifically to help you work around them by shifting the angle of its internal elements.
Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G
The widest member of the company’s sought-after holy trinity of glass, the Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G boasts a fast, constant aperture all the way through its zoom range, and its built-in lens hood does a great job of preventing flares.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art DG
One of the finest third party options to hit the market in recent years, the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art DG is designed to fit on full-frame bodies, and renders skin tones with a color and smoothness that rival models twice its price.
Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 ED
If you practice astrophotography, there is no better option on the market than the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 ED . Its combination of focal length and aperture speed is ideal for capturing stars and other celestial objects in motion.