With highly advanced and innovated settings and features, Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera is compact, rugged and totally comfortable to use. Many of its users agree that it is generally lightweight and versatile to use with many different high-end and superior quality lenses and take your photography experience to the next level.

Having the right lens that will suit your needs is essential for any professional- level DSLR cameras like your Nikon D5300 so you can improve the quality of your pictures, define limitations, and help you achieve the desired result and image output. Understanding how these lenses work and its specific features will dramatically change the effects on the photograph and enhance your performance.

It allows you to capture every moment vividly in different settings regardless of the conditions, restriction, and parameters. And whether you are shooting for landscape, cityscape or portraits, it will be easy and convenient to get the exact temperament and mood of the pictures using these Best lenses for Nikon D5300 in 2019.

Best Lenses for Nikon D5300 in 2019

Best All-in-one Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300

1. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

With an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/22 and focus distance of 1.6 ft., this all-in-one zoom lens allows you to take pictures of wide, close-up scenes and anything in between. Basically, the sky is the limit as it features some of the best optics available for a high-end and premium quality lenses.

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From capturing still images of varying subjects to high definition videos, it is easy to capture every little moments and life’s great pleasures around you with the help of its top notched feature making it as one of the leading multifunctional lenses for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera.

Landscapes, wildlife, interiors, and portraits are just samples of the many things you can capture vividly using this Nikon D5300 18-300mm Zoom Lens. The massive zoom lens which can go from wide-angle to super-telephoto can easily catch sharp, clear and portrait-worthy close-ups of concert performers and even athletes.

2. Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II NIKKOR

This one-lens solution is effectively adept and proficient in a variety of situations and settings. Developed from all the integrated unique Nikon innovative features and technology, this lens for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera includes a high zoom magnification feature of 11.1x and a wide range of focal lengths that provides outstanding flexibility when shooting for a different subject such as human and nature portraits, landscapes and other environmental views.

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Nikon 18-200 Telephoto Zoom Lens is engineered to be complete with two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and three aspherical lens elements, which works in fundamentally eliminating coma and other chromatic aberration even at a given wide aperture setting.

This can result in optimal color correction and excellent sharpness of the image. It has a fast autofocus feature as well up to 20 inches for increased versatility. And while the subject is in focus, it’s rounded 7- diaphragm makes a more natural appearance of those background out-of-focus elements.

Best Standard Prime Lenses for Nikon D5300

3. Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens

The new optical design of Sigma 35mm Lens, which is the result of the company’s thorough research and development, is made to meet the growing and varying needs of the consumers in continuously aiming to provide high caliber images and pictures. In fact, this paved way for more updated and advanced models that is truly unique and one of a kind in the market.

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Using this Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera compatible lens operates with a fast, accurate and quiet autofocus when capturing a wide range of subject under varying conditions. Many users praise this lens for impressive sharpness even on the largest aperture.

This lens features a large and smooth focus ring, which allows you easy maneuver as you use it for manual focusing. A change from manual to autofocus is made conveniently possible by the switch placed on the side of the lens that is pretty much the same with those found in Nikon Lenses.

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300

4. Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens

Since 1961, Sigma has been known in the world of photography to be one of the leading companies to offer the highest standards of design and innovated features when it comes to camera lenses. In fact, it has introduced many of the unique and state of the art products that are first in the market.

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One of this is the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 ART Lens, which holds the title as the world’s first fast aperture DSLR zoom lens. Combined with APS-C sensor, this zoom lens will offer the same outstanding image quality when shooting with a different subject in varying situations even with low light conditions.

This Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera compatible lens employs an ultrasonic autofocus for a quick and silent focus capability and is compatible with Sigma’s USB dock for an increased fine-tune autofocus performance. Other than that, it comes equipped with other great feature for added effects such as AF switch and Hyper Sonic Motor.

5. Nikon AF- S FX NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Sharp and high-performance compact zoom lens, Nikon AF-S FX 18-35mm has a wide-angle to standard view FX format, which allows it versatility and increased functionality where you can shoot vast architectural shots, landscapes, group portraits among other things.

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The built-in Silent Wave Motor powers this zoom lens and provides the ultra-fast and ultra-quiet autofocusing feature. This allows this lens for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera to be used when taking videos as well.

An excellent choice for everyday photography and travel, it is designed with Extra Low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical (AS) glass elements, which both works to ensure optimal sharpness, color correction and chromatic aberration in every image.

It is typically lightweight, thus perfect to bring and add to your photography essentials when doing destination and travel photography. Other features that make it a standout choice includes Internal focusing, rounded 7- blade diaphragm, and M/A enabled focus ring.

Best Wide-Angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D5300

6. Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens

This high-speed lens does not only have a wide angle feature that allows it to produce a quality clear image, but it is also engineered with an outstanding brightness and bokeh, which makes it resistant to any strong light and ideal when taking snapshots.

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This prime lens for Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera is a great companion when taking landscape, architectural photography, and videography. And since it is equipped with the excellent light-resistance feature, it works well when taking pictures of subject and settings where light is scarce and restricted.

Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART Lens is the culmination of the F1.4 Art series, which is designed and made with superb build quality and superior perception. With its internal focusing, the physical length remains constant and compact. Its rubberized focus ring is broad and smooth when operated. The petal-shaped lens hood is one of its distinct design is built in and non-detachable.

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300

7. Nikon AF- S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

With a close focusing to 0.8 feet and focal length of 10-24mm, this wide-angle zoom lens that can be used in your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera is mostly the preferred choice of landscape, architecture and cityscape photographers as well as those that takes interior photography because this lens is known to deliver exceptional image quality and fast handling that is standard and classic to all NIKKOR optics.

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This is due to its excellent features that are combined to produce images that are clear, vivid and sharp and captures the mood that you want to convey to those who will be looking at your pictures.

Fast and smooth autofocus is one thing you will expect, no less, in this caliber of lens. Aside from light efficiency and color consistency, its quick response during the transition of focus modes from manual to autofocus and vice versa is made to be easy and hassle-free.

8. Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX Lens

Suited for a variety of working conditions and situations, this zoom lens ensures superior sharpness and clarity through its 21-30mm range of focal length at the f/2 maximum aperture. And with this, Tokina AT-X 14-20mm lens that is compatible with your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera and other Nikon F- Mount DX-format DSLR offers a consistent performance as you take pictures even in low light settings.

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At the same time, a layered anti-reflective coating is designed on the individual elements to eliminate ghosting and improve contrast and color fidelity on every image captured when working in strong and harsh lighting conditions.

Thus, this lens can adapt well enough and assured you of quality of output in regards to a variety of lighting circumstances, which is a huge factor in the shooting. The nine diaphragm blade of this lens provides a natural view of the background and out of focus parts of your picture.

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D5300

9. Nikon AF-S VR Micro- NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF- ED VR

This fixed lens has a focus distance of 1.0 ft., features the new and improved Vibration Reduction Technology with handheld shooting to 4 shutter speeds that are specifically designed for each of the NIKKOR lenses to ensure dramatic and sharper still photos and video presentation. The anti-vibration feature controls and maintains the stability of the shots despite any possible shake and movements at the middle of its operation.

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Can be attached to your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera, this lens feature the internal focusing system, which allows quick and accurate autofocus even with the subject at a distance, without modifying the length of the lens through the focus range.

And by reducing the flare and chromatic aberration, image quality is enhanced. The Nano Crystal Coat and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) also contribute to a high optical performance by working to improve the clarity, color, and contrast of every picture taken using this Nikon AF- S VR Micro 105mm lens.

Best Portrait Lenses for Nikon D5300

10. Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens

Focal length is one of the things you have to take a closer look and consideration when taking portrait shots. With a 50mm focal length or equivalent to 75mm on DX cameras, this prime lens provides a classic, normal view when used with Nikon FX-format digital SLR or 35mm film camera, thus, ideal to use when taking portrait shots.

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With the fast f/1.4 maximum and f/16 minimum aperture, this is great for travel and general photography as well, because it can adapt and adjust well to any given lighting conditions and situations.

Furthermore, this lens for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera is designed with Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC), which also works to enhance light transmission, and at the same time helps with color consistency to achieve the clarity, sharpness and premium quality shots.

And like a most high-end lens, Nikon AF-S FX 50mm lens employs a reliable fast, accurate and quiet autofocus for an increased performance and excellent output.

11. Nikon AF-FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens

Engineered to work with both DX and FX Nikon cameras, the large f/1.8 aperture of this Nikon AF- FX NIKKOR 85mm Fixed Lens is recommended to use in low light settings and photography locations.

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Its shallow depth of fields, on the other hand, works on isolating the subject from the background while it makes that out of focus element appear natural and give the image a whole new different dimension. And thus because of that, this lens is great for portrait shots as well.

The Silent Wave Motor feature provides the fast, precise and near-silent autofocus allowing manual focus override and at the same time makes this lens effective and efficient to use with your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera and other entry-level models like the Nikon D3100 series. It incorporates a Super Integrated Coating to minimize ghosting and lens flare for better and increased performance and quality of the result.

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300

12. Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD

This telephoto zoom lens for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera is well equipped with the best of Tamron’s proprietary features that will provide you an excellent performance and wonderful experience when shooting for a different subject in a wide range of settings and situations.

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In order to capture that one quick decisive moment, fast and accurate autofocusing is required. With this Tamron SP 70-200mm Zoom Lens, the Ultra Silent Drive motor is employed to provide you with that prompt and swift autofocus element.

And to ensure that the sharpness and clarity of the shot are not compromised, it is combined with the special Extra Low Dispersion glass with four Low Dispersion components that help reduce chromatic aberrations.

At the same time, it is designed with an image stability feature to avoid shakiness and unsteadiness that can affect the quality of the photos. With a minimum focus distance of 51.2 in and a fast f/2.8 aperture through the entire zoom range, this telephoto zoom lens is a great choice.

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300

13. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

New and improved based on the success of the previous model, this Tamron SP 150-600mm is upgraded with optical features for a higher definition and superior quality pictures. This more advanced version of the lens has AF faster speed, enhanced VC and flouring coating, new Flex Zoom lock and entirely better overall performance.

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This lens that suits well for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera comes with an improved light transmission capability that eliminates any ghosting and flare caused by reflected light including the ones in your camera sensors even when taking backlit pictures.

It also ensures high speed and precise focus even when capturing moving subjects, thus ideal for wildlife photography as you will be able to take good clear shots regardless of any sudden and unpredictable movements. And what is also new about this is the Flex Zoom Lock Mechanism that allows quick maneuver when locking and unlocking the zoom ring at any given position.

Buyer’s Guide

Factors to Consider when Choosing Lens for your Nikon D5300

Choosing lenses for your Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera can actually be daunting and tricky because aside from the many different brands to choose from, there are a lot of things to consider and examine closely to make sure it fits your needs and preference. The following are the key elements to consider before buying:

  • Zoom Lens or Prime Lens

With a zoom lens, you can obviously adjust the lens in order to achieve the desired level of a focal point by zooming it in and out depending on how you want the end result to look like. It allows you versatility and is highly useful when taking shots from afar, hence, it is no wonder why it’s a favorite of many professional and novice photographers.

The prime or fixed lens, though does not give you that same level of flexibility is still used by some because of the quality of the images. Compared to a zoom lens, it has less glass and complicated build, so image appear to be sharper, which is ideal especially for portrait photography.

  • Aperture

Determined by the F-stops, aperture controls the light that gets into your camera. The higher the f-stops, the lesser the light can enter, subsequently, the lower the level, the more amount of light comes in. Therefore, depending on your setting and subject where scarcity or too much exposure to light is a big issue and consideration, choosing the one with the right aperture range capability is paramount.

  • Focal Lengths

This field of view of the camera is essential as it suggests the level and amount of scene the camera will see and capture. It varies according to the different kinds of lens. Wide angle lens allows you a broader view and wider spectrum while the telephoto lenses make far subjects appear near and close to you.

  • Image Stability

To ensure perfect quality shot every time, the lens should be able to keep it steady and fixed and avoid blurriness despite any shake and movement. This is essential as you may surely not want to miss out on every single moment and detail just because of some unexpected movements while taking the shot.


Overall, despite the many features and elements to consider, understanding the specs and knowing exactly what you want can help a great deal in making the whole process easier and more convenient. In the end, it will all rely and be based mainly on your subject and the type of photography you are inclined and interested in.


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