DxOMark: best lenses for the Nikon D800 camera


DxOMark listed the best lenses for the Nikon D800 DSLR camera in several different categories based on their DxOMark test score (see also part 2 and part 3):

Best 50mm lenses for Nikon D800

Lens Price ($) DxOMark Score
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon 499 32
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D 329 32
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G 448 32
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon 1280 31
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G 219 31
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D 134 29
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon 725 26

Best 85mm – 105mm lenses for Nikon D800

Lens Price ($) DxOMark Score
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 2199 40
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G 690 40
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon 1840 36
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Nikon 328 36
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon 969 35
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF 1230 33
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G 890 32
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D 460 32
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon 1280 29
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Nikon 460 29
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon 640 28
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon 969 28

Best zoom lenses for Nikon D800

 Lens  Price ($) DxOMark Score
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon 1299 29
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 1800 28
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF 700 23
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Asph [IF] Nikon 499 23
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Nikon 899 23
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR 599 22
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED 1300 22
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED 299 21
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 600 18
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