Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6
The Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 may not be the fastest model out there, but if the majority of your shooting takes place in well-lit environments, you might not notice. Its extended telephoto reach is great for capturing sports.
Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3
The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 offers up to four stops of image stabilization, which is vital in a model with this kind of reach. Its nine-blade diaphragm can produce soft, circular bokeh to make the background of your shots look very nice.
Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4
A capable wide-angle model for full-frame mirrorless bodies, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 could very well serve as an all-day shooter to someone who prefers the wider end of the spectrum. It’s a good option for videographers looking for some versatility.
Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E
The Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E is a great selection for use in bright, fast-moving environments, like wildlife preserves or even racetracks. Given its maximum aperture, anything darker than that may start to present a problem with its performance.
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8
The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 is a good choice for those shooters who spend most of their time working indoors. It can capture wide angles with very little barrel distortion, and its hood will protect the front element from damage.
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 is the telephoto representative of the company’s sought-after holy trinity of glass, and it’s one of the few models in its class that can boast near-instant autofocusing and a sharp image from one corner of the frame to the next.
Nikkor 180-400 f/4E
A great choice for sports coverage, no matter your distance from the action, the Nikkor 180-400 f/4E boasts eight extra-low-dispersion glass elements, as well as a useful memory recall function to keep your settings consistent.
Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S
The Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S could very well be the best piece of glass for the company’s new full-frame mirrorless lineup. It mimics just about everything there is to love on the DSLR version, with the addition of some great modern features.
Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG
Shooters who spend most of their time at the telephoto and super-telephoto ends of the focal spectrum will get a lot of miles out of the Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG , which is an ideal choice for anyone headed out on safari.
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
In addition to being one of the most finely crafted pieces of glass in the company’s lineup, the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 also happens to fall into an incredibly useful focal length range, giving you the ability to shoot wide or tight at a constant aperture.