Best lenses for Nikon D600

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After the best lenses for D800 series, DxOMark published several new articles covering the best lenses for the Nikon D600 DSLR camera:

Best ultra-wide angle prime lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model  DxOMark Score
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 25
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 25
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP RF 25
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 25
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D 24
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 22
Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical HSM 19

Best wide angle prime lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model  DxOMark Score
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A 37
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC 34
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 34
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 33
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 33
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G 33
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 33
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 32
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 29
Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D 26
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D 25
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2.8 ZF2 22

Best 50mm lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model  DxOMark Score
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM 32
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G 32
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D 32
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 31
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 31
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D 28
Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 25

Best moderate telephoto lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model  DxOMark Score
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 40
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G 40
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 36
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 36
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM 34
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF 32
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED 32
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D 31
Nikon AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D 31
Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 29
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro 29
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM 28
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO 28
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro 28

Wide angle zoom lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model  DxOMark Score
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 28
Tokina AT-X 16-28 f/2.8 PRO FX 24
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 23
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 21
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED 20
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 17
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG 17

Best standard zoom lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model  DxOMark Score
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 27
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 27
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF 23
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM 23
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED 22
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] 22
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR 22
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED 21
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 18

The listed lens test scores were measured with a D600, but the results are still very close to the list of best lenses for the D800.

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