10 must have lenses for the Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 is a beast. With 45.7 megapixels sensor it is one of the best recommended camera body for professional photographers. After the real world test, it is clear that this camera can perform the best at the lowest ISO (64). Also this performs the best at highest native ISO which is 25,600. As the resolution is huge, the RAW files that you will get from the Nikon D850 will be around 100 MB each. Nikon has several FX lenses that you can use with this camera as per your type of work. If you are looking for the best lens recommendation for the Nikon D850, you are at the right place. We have done a detailed research and these are the Nikon D850 top 10 lenses to get the best out of the 45.7 megapixel sensor of the Nikon D850.

  1. 14-24mm AF-S f/2.8 G ED

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It’s an wide angle zoom lens which is a perfect lens to get wide group photos at events, weddings. You can also use it for group shorts at sports and also it is a perfect wide angle lens for landscape photography and architecture photography. It costs $1899.95(₹123070.28).

2. 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

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24-70mm range is one of the best range for various types of photography. You can find this lens in the arsenal of every professional photographer. It’s perfect for wedding, landscape, medium group photos, events, street and landscape. It costs $2399.95(₹155457.96).

3. 70-200 f/2.8E FL ED VR

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This is a perfect lens for portraits, fashion photography. It is a must have lens for wedding. This lens is a perfect recommendation for the Nikon D850. You may also consider the previous versions of 70-200 f/2.8. It costs $2799.95(₹181368.16).

4. 20mm f/1.8G ED

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It’s a low aperture ultra wide lens from Nikon that goes perfect for landscape. Also you can go creative with this lens and use it for several other work like weddings and group shots if the work space does not allow you to use a 24-70mm. It has a 77mm filter thread and the lens is quite light weight comparing to the 14-24mm lens. It’s definitely a recommended wide angle prime for the Nikon D850. It will provide 94° angle of view with the Nikon D850. It costs $799.95(₹51817.16).

5. 28mm f/1.4E ED

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It also has a 77mm filter thread. Edge to edge sharpness is best. Its weather shield and weighs around 625gm. It’s a perfect lens for architecture, couple photos in wedding or pre wedding, street style portraits. The focus ring is much smooth so you can also use it for video. It costs $1999.95 (₹129547.76).

6. 85mm f/1.4G

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Its one of the favorite lens of all time for portraits. The sharpness is better than the 85mm f/1.8. For medium portrait and head shots it is a highly recommended lens. It performs very well at extremely low light. The focusing, sharpness and colors are just amazing. It costs $1599.95(₹103637.56).

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7. 105mm f/1.4E ED

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Nikon says its world’s first full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4 maximum aperture. This is also an amazing portrait lens. The price is really high. It costs $2199.95 (₹142502.86). If you are getting highly paid for a wedding or portrait shoot, you must give it a try.

All these lenses listed above are highly priced lenses and these are only recommended if your profession needs that extra sharpness, color, compression and quality. We have also researched and found 3 affordable lenses for the Nikon D850 and these are –

  1. 85mm f/1.8G $497.95 (₹32254.96)
  2. 24-120mm f/4G ED VR $1099.95 (₹71249.81)
  3. 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR $749.95(₹48578.39)

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Note: 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is an FX lens but you can use it with both DX and FX bodies.

So these are the top 10 lenses for the Nikon D850. If you have used one of these lenses with the Nikon D850 let us know about your experience and test results in the comment. Also if you have used any other lens which is not listed here, please let us know so that we can test them as well. If you have any question/suggestion, feel free to comment below and you may also email us at info@360techlife.com. Also follow us on twitter and Instagram for more behind the scene contents. 

Image source: Nikon official website

  • Stefano Parrini

    Hi happy D850 owners! I came from D750 and I already own some lens you choose for the D850, as the 14-24mm AF-S f/2.8 G ED, 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and 20mm f/1.8G ED. In particular, 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, when mounted on D750, was very soft with poor sharpness. Now, on D850, it has become an awesome lens, with perfect colors and sharpness. Maybe this is for the lack of the antialiasing filter (present on the D750’s sensor), or probably for the calibration between lens and body. Please let me know if someone else noticed this. For the Editor: what about 70-200 f/4 VR? MTF charts by Nikon show even better resolution than its sibling f/2.8, is this lens right for D850? Thank you!