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Nikon Lenses for less than $500

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

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"This lens has quickly become my default lens. It's very versatile, and the system allows focus to be tweaked manually after auto-focusing. For the price you can't beat it." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 35 mm
#2

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 53 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
#3

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

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"This is a MUST OWN lens in the Nikon AF line. Not only sharp and fast, but my favorite perspective and CHEAP to buy! It's the best way to learn how ALL of the photojournalists in the 40s-70s shot EVERYTHING they printed." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 38 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

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"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent and fast
 
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f/1.4
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 53 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
#5

Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D

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"Great build quality, super fast autofocus. -perfect lens for landscapes, and some general photography." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 46 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 24 mm
#6

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 74 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 85 mm
#7

Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D

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"I love this little baby! I purchased it specifically for group shots which it has done amazingly well at." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Diameter 66 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 28 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 46 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 28 mm
#8

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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7.8x
 
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 78 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Length 97 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Min focal length 18 mm
#9

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D

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"For portrait and (evening) street photography it is a very nice lightweight compact lens with almost no flare or ghosting." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Length 43 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Min focal length 35 mm
#10

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

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Nikon VR
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Zoom range 3.5x
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Length 81 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Min focal length 24 mm