Your guide to get the right NIKKOR lenses for nikon d3200

The small entry level DSLR camera from Nikon “Nikon D3200” (see Nikon D3200 review & comparison), can give you a great image quality and high definition Video if you put in it the right photography lens for the right purpose, because this camera have a large sensor and a 24.2 MP, so the right ingredient should give the right and the best taste.
For help you to gather the right ingredients, “Nikon D3200 News” decides to write this article that present a huge list of Nikkor (NIKKOR= lens made by Nikon) lenses for Nikon 3200 that exist in the markets, categorized by their different lengths of focal length “FL”, purpose, prices and also some details as weight and features.
Before you read this article i suggest you to take few minutes from your time and read the previous two lessons about lenses [First contain basic information about Nikon d3200 lenses, while the second cover the arguments/Pros/cons of Zoom VS Prime lenses], so as that you assure that you will understand every line exist here, for you be able to pick the right photography lens, from all the big list of lenses for Nikon D3200.

Please note: all lenses for Nikon D3200 that you found in this post are DX format.
(Again, if you don’t understand the meanings of DX… see the previous two lessons).
Also all links you foud here take to the most Trusted online Amazon.com.
 

Different Lenses for Nikon D3200

all Lenses for nikon d3200

There are 18 lenses for Nikon D3200 made by Nikon (Nikkor) and a lot of Nikon D3200 supported lenses made by Sigma, and Tokina and Tamron [that i will cover them in the Next article] so in this article we separate all of the Nikkor lenses to 2 categories as we see in the past lesson (Nikon D3200 Zoom lenses & Nikon D3200 Prime lenses) using their focal length, then we separate each category to others small categories, for making navigation in the article easy and clear.
I will not cover here what is Prime lens or Zoom lens, and what's mean the focal length, or IF & ED sign, so if you don’t know the meaning please go back and read the two previous lessons then come back and finish this article.
 

How to Select the right Lens from This post?:

Just defined:
  1. The category of Lens that you need (1.Zoom or 2.Prime) [we see in past post the arguments of each one].
  2. The  type of photography because its help you to define the focal length that you want.
  3. And you will get the right lens for Nikon d3200 that fit your needs.

1. List Of Zoom lenses For Nikon D3200

A- Nikon D3200 Kit lens (Standard zoom lenses):

Almost every photographer or owner of DSLR camera have this lens because he/she buy it with the camera body, but if you buy the body alone here 3 beautiful standard lenses for Nikon D3200 that you should own one of them in your bag.

- AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II:

This lens for Nikon D3200 come in 3 model ( NIKKOR 18-55mm ED II around 90$ have the low price, then 18-55mm VR around 190$, and finally 18-55mm VR II 240$ that is little expansive than the others because it have the Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology, this mean you will have a tack-sharp images and videos even if your hand are not stable).
nikon D3200 18-555mm lens
Nikon D3200 18-55mm
  • Focal Length Range: 18-55mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 3.1X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 210g
-Pros: Best Nikon D3200 lens For every day shooting also Affordable and high quality walk around lens.
-Cons: None.
Buy: Nikon 18-55mm VR II [Free shipping]

B- Nikon D3200 Wide angle lens:

image-made-by-wide-angle-lens
Wide Angle lenses are those that their focal length is small than 28mm (short focal length), they are good for close up photography and really important for wedding photography. In general you can’t imagine how much beautiful & unique shoots you miss in same scenario if you don’t own a Wide angle lens, and here is 2 beautiful wide angle lens for Nikon D3200 (all are good, so let your budget defined which one you can buy).

i- AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikon 10-22mm lens
Nikon 10-24mm
  • Focal Length Range: 10-24mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 2.4X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 460g
-Pros: Capture the world with noticeable clarity.
-Cons: price.
-Buy: 10-24mm ED Best Price [FREE shipping 10% OFF mean you SAVE $95.00].

ii- AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED

nikon 12-24mm lens
Nikon 12-24mm
  • Focal Length Range: 12-24mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 2.0X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): YES
  • Approx. Weight: 465g
-Pros: You Get an Incredible wide angle views also High performance & ultra wide angle fixed aperture zoom lens.
-Cons: price.
-Buy: 12-24 mm IF-ED BEST Price [FREE shipping & 8% OFF mean you SAVE $100.95].

C- Nikon D3200 Telephoto lens:

nikon d3200 telephoto lens
you wonder how photographers take photos for Wild animals! and small insects? so today you will get the answer, and it is simple, so They just use Telephoto lenses that allow them to zoom so much, as that they can take images for wild animals from a very far and safety distance, also They could zoom out till take picture for small insects.
one more thing; do you remember when i said that every photographer need to own a standard lens! so here an other reason for own it except it is a good lens, so by owning a standard lens you cover a focal length from 18mm till 55mm and because most of the telephoto lenses begin from 55mm, you complete your collection and range of focal length by buying one of the telephoto lenses.
Most photographer recommend the telephoto lens 55-300mm lens, while i recommend 55-200mm because i always think it is the right one for beginners that would own a telephoto lenses for Nikon D3200.

i- AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon 55-300mm lens
Nikon 55-300mm
  • Focal Length Range: 55-300mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 5.5X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4.5
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 580g
-Pros: you get 300mm super-telephoto with full clarity and sharpness.
-Cons: Autofocus can be slow.
-Buy: 55-300mm ED VR [FREE shipping].

ii-  AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

This lens come in two model, the Non VR ED and the VR IF-ED that it is more expansive, but you need to know that VR (vibration reduce) is very important for Zoom lenses that have big focal length, so if your budget allow you, always buy Nikon D3200 telephoto zoom lenses that have VR feature.
Nikon 55-200mm lens
Nikon 55-200mm
  • Focal Length Range: 55-200mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 3.6X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 255g
-Pros: this lens has a low cost and lightweight near other lenses (Ex: 55-300mm (580g)).
-Cons: Plastic mount.
-Buy: 55-200mm VR  [FREE shipping].

D- All-in-one Zoom Lens for Nikon D3200:

Some photographer prefer to have just one lens in their DSLR bag that cover all the focal length from 18mm (wide angle) till 300mm (telephoto) or more, so the name of lenses from this kind is "All-in-one Lens" or "all in one zoom lens", and here a full list of good lenses for Nikon D3200 from that kind.
Note: Only your budget and the lenses that you already own can define which all in one zoom lens you need to buy, because they are all good and have the VR option.

i- AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR (NEW)

nikon 18-300mm lens
Nikon 18-300mm
  • Focal Length Range: 18-300mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 16.7X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 550g
-Pros: very extremely versatile.
-Cons: Some distortion at the wide end.
-Buy: 18-300mm ED VR [FREE shipping].

ii- AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

nikon 18-200mm lens
Nikon 18-200mm
  • Focal Length Range: 18-200mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 11.1X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 560g
-Pros: Versatility.
-Cons: Some distortion at the wide end.
-Buy: 18-200mm ED VR II  [FREE shipping].

iii- AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

18-140mm lens
nikon 18-140mm
  • Focal Length Range: 18-140mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 7.8X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 490g
-Pros: Good outstanding grab-and-go lens.
-Cons: None.
-Buy: 18-140mm ED VR [FREE shipping].

iiii- AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

nikon 18-105mm lens
Nikon 18-105mm
  • Focal Length Range: 18-105mm.
  • Zoom Ratio: 5.8X
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 420g
-Pros: a perfect Lens for everyday zoom.
-Cons: None.
-Buy: 18-105mm ED VR [FREE shipping].

2. List Of Prime Lenses for Nikon D3200:

Some photographers prefer Zoom lens while others prefer Prime lens, so i guarantee to you that you could never found an answer for the question that said “Prime lens or Zoom lens”, so my suggestion is to see which focal length you work with more, and buy a prime lens that contain this focal length.
As example: i have a 18-200mm zoom lens, but i always put it in focal length of 35mm because i take pictures for street and every day photography, so why i put this big lens (big weight) in my camera? isn’t better to buy one small Prime lens 35mm 1.8? so i hope you understand my meaning.
Note: It is not necessary that Prime lenses for Nikon contain AF-S, because prime lenses have no zoom feature, so there is no need to an in-built focus motor, but it is necessary to pick a DX series lens for Nikon D3200 DSLR camera [ we cover this in the previous lesson].
Read: in this article i cover all arguments about Zoom and Prime lens and which one can be good for you, i suggest you to read it.

A- Nikon D3200 Macro lens:

Macro lens are Great lens for delicate flowers, copy photography, detailed collectables, portraits, landscapes, and more, and here are 2 good Macro lens that i suggest you to go with, and if you ask which one to buy, i tell you to ask your self which focal length you use more.

i- AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

  • Focal Length Range: 40mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Approx. Weight: 235g


-Pros: size of lens, plus high resolution & contrast.
-Cons: None. (Honestly there is nothing bad to say about Prime lenses except price that it is high).
Buy: 40mm Lens [Free shipping].

ii- AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

nikon 85mm lens
Nikon 85mm
  • Focal Length Range: 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • Approx. Weight: 355g
-Pros: a very stunning performance with close-up subject.
-Cons: None.
Buy: 85mm Lens [Free Shipping]

B- Nikon D3200 portrait lens:

Let’s me make something clear for you, portrait is kind of photography so you could make portrait with 85mm Prime lens, but here i mean with it a range of lenses that have focal length close to human eyes, and i list 2 lenses (35mm & 50mm), and i know, I KNOW that always people ask which lens to buy 35mm or 55mm? and i always said that you need buy both of them because each one have his own features.
For i can help you, Buy 35mm 1.8 first because this lens will teach you the basics of photography, because it’s don’t allow you to zooming, so the way it push you to use one focal length and walk to your subject (instead of sitting in one place and zoom) make you have fun while learn photography and shooting, also when you learn how to shoot with one lens and one focal length it will be easy for you to jump to an other lens and an other focal length. So please make this lens your second lens you need to buy after the standard lens, and you can even buy it first if you don’t have already a standard lens.
Note: you can consider this two lenses as macro lens.

i- AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

nikon 35mm lens
Nikon 35mm
  • Focal Length Range: 35mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Approx. Weight: 200g
-Pros: Low price & Outstanding low-light performance.
-Cons: None.
Buy (Recommended): Nikon Prime lens 35mm 1.8G

ii- AF-S NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.8G Compatible for FX and DX

  • Focal Length Range: 50mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Approx. Weight: 200g
-Pros: ideal lens for everyday shooting.
-Cons: None.
Buy: 50mm 1.8

C- Nikon D3200 Fisheye lens:


When we talk about fantastic photo, and about having fun, we talk about Fisheye lenses, so see the image for understand my meaning and here is a 2 lovely fisheye lenss for Nikon D3200 that you could buy and have fun with.

i- AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

  • Focal Length Range: 10.5mm
  • Zoom Ratio: No Zoom feature in Prime lens (or you forget! *-*)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Approx. Weight: 305g
-Pros: Good low-light results.
-Cons: Price.
Buy: 10.5mm Fisheye lens

ii- Lens baby:


Want some More Fun! so Nikon made a very beautiful fisheye lens (NEW, it come in April 2014) that you can’t stop using it, it is: Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 Lens for Nikon

Which lenses for Nikon D3200 you Own and which one you want to Buy in future:

Here we come to the end of our Article that was the 3lessons in series of Nikon D3200 lenses lesson, so i hope you enjoy and learn valuable information, and please tell us what you think about Lenses for Nikon D3200, and which one you own, and which one you prepare to buy also which one to avoid and so one for we can all learn from your experience.
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