Best lenses for the 24-MPix Nikon D3200: Concise overviewBy Kevin Carter - Wednesday December 11 2013 Lens Recommendations
As we’ve seen with the primes, the high pixel count of the D3200 means it’s capable of extracting a lot detail from high-grade lenses and that’s replicated with some of the better quality zooms.
Third-party maker Sigma continues to do well with their newer upgraded models. Made for APS-C cameras only, the high-speed 18-35mm f1.8 is in first place followed by the 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM with an excellent peak sharpness score of 16P-Mpix.
Narrowly missing second place Nikon’s own 70-200mm f2.8 follows in third place with a good overall DxOMark score and a very good peak sharpness score of 14P-Mpix.
Value options include the stabilized, high-speed Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM at $669 with a very high 12P-Mpix peak sharpness. With a more modest 9P-Mpix peak sharpness score, the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM could be another contender at $499.