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NIKON (NIKKOR) LENS BUYING GUIDE

SAVE INSTANTLY ON OVER 20 NIKKOR LENSES DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH!
Saving on lenses (without bundling the lenses with a camera) is rare. And right now is one of those rare moments in time! If you have been pining for a new lens, now is the time to take the leap! And, for the week of March 27th through April 2nd, we are celebrating portraiture. In addition to saving lots of money, you also get lots of value. With purchase of any new Nikkor lens, you can choose one of the following items: (1) A FREE Travel & Landscape photography class, or (2) a FREE Macro photography class, or (3) receive 20% off our new LumoPro lighting and studio line that is perfect for portraiture!
 
In addition, we have three lenses that we (and Nikon) recommend for portraiture:
 

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

The most reliable f/2.8 fixed aperture telephoto zoom lens. Optimized for FX-format cameras, it delivers stunning detail and contrast across the entire frame when taken at any focus point or aperture. Comes equipped with enhanced AF performance, Vibration Reduction (VR) with an effect equivalent to 3.5 stops and Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare effects, giving photographers added confidence when shooting in difficult situations. Learn more and Buy It Now.


NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

This prime lens achieves impressive scene description with high resolution and smooth, beautiful bokeh. Despite the fast aperture, sharp, high-contrast images of distant subjects can be captured even at the maximum aperture. Point light sources located at infin- ity can be finely reproduced as point images even with the aperture set at the maximum. In addition, elaborately designed bokeh characteristics depict subjects attractively, resulting in images with natural depth. Superior rendering capability that realizes two contradictory factors enables new photographic creativity. With all these advantages, this lens is a very individual addition to the NIKKOR lineup. Learn more and Buy It Now.


VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

This medium telephoto micro has Vibration Reduction (VR) with an effect equivalent to 3.0 stops* for easy hand- held macro shooting. The lens delivers crisp yet natural images in any genre of photography. The longer focal length gives it a great working distance when shooting close-ups of flowers, insects and other small wildlife. It also takes fantastic portraits. Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare effects. Learn more and Buy It Now.


 
IMPORTANT OBSERVATION: You likely noticed that Bokeh was mentioned above, and that these images have wonderful Bokeh. To learn more about Bokeh and how to think about it for your photography, check out our most recent blog post by contributing writer and Nikon Ambassador, Vincent Versace.
 
Every photographer is unique. Whatever your ideas, experience or creative vision, there is a NIKKOR lens to draw out your potential. How do you see the world? Let us help you with our NIKKOR Buying Guide. Learn what each lens was designed for. See example photos that others have captured using them. And ask us all your questions.

Learn more about select Nikkor lenses:

Nikkor Standard Zoom Lenses
Nikkor Wide Zoom Lenses
Nikkor Telephoto Zoom Lenses
Nikkor Fixed-Focal Length Lenses



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