Best lenses for the Nikon D5300: Part 2 - portrait and landscape

By Kevin Carter - Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lens Recommendations
Introduction | Best Portrait primes (moderate telephoto) | Best Landscape primes (wide-angle) | Best wide-angle zooms
Best lenses for the Nikon D5300: Part 2 - portrait and landscape

Following the lens recommendations for Nikon D7100 and entry-level D3200, we’ve now turned our attention to the new mid-range D5300. We’ve tested the camera with more than 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses have the best image quality when paired with the new camera. 

Best Portrait primes (moderate telephoto)

Best Landscape primes (wide-angle) 

Best wide-angle zooms

See also: Best lenses for the Nikon D5300: Part 1 - concise overview of primes and zooms