Best lenses for the Nikon D5200By Kevin Carter - Thursday October 24 2013 Lens Recommendations
On a full-camera the 35mm is a moderate wide-angle lens but if you’re new to digital photography it’s worth noting that the 35mm lenses have an equivalent field of view as a 50mm on a DX format body like the D5200.
As we noted earlier, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 HSM A is the best performer overall with a convincing DxOMark score of 30 points, and the highest Sharpness score of 13P-Mpix. The $1,797 Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.4G, while very good, isn’t as sharp overall. And, don’t forget on a DX format body all of the full frame 35mm f1.4 lenses are big and heavy (as they project a larger image circle to cover the FX sensor).
Sigma’s revamped DX format 30mm f/1.4 HSM A is a very good performer but Nikon’s DX 35mm f/1.8 is cheaper and lighter, even if it’s not quite as sharp. At $195, it’s accessibly priced and the best value overall.