We have seen a number of people reaching out and asking what the best prime lens for Nikon d5300 cameras currently available on the market right now is. After some consideration, we made our short list of lenses and set some time aside to type up and publish this article to help our readers in this same situation.
Both of these prime lenses are very budget friendly and we feel the vast majority if not all of our regular readers will be able to afford them. Both of them outprice many of the competing lenses in their price point as well as having great performance and decent functionality.
The Nikon AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G Lens
Being a prime lens that is based around the 35mm focal length the Nikon 35mm is able to offer you some excellent image quality for various portrait photographs as well as limited wide-angle photography niches. Additionally, its low aperture is very fast while also offering your d5300 some great low light performance too. All of this for its very low price tag has made the Nikon 35mm very popular with the community and many d5300 owners already use it. Over the years they have posted their own third-party reviews (click to read) of their experiences using their d5300 and their Nikon 35mm lens that you may want to read.
The lens also comes with the Nikon Silent Wave Motor that provides you with fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus capabilities for many Nikon cameras. With the 35mm focal length, this can make the lens a great little run and gun lens allowing you to quickly change subjects and snap away to your heart’s content.
On top of this though, the manual focus ring on the lens is great. It is very smooth to turn while also very easy to locate with your fingertips even when you are either wet or cold. This is due to the static location of the ring as well as its unique texture compared to the rest of the lens body making it easy to find without looking.
If you own a Nikon d5300 and are looking to pick up a nice little prime lens that is perfect for portrait photography while still having a limited capability for high-quality landscape photographs then this is the lens for you. It is a great lens that is very cheap for what you are getting and is hugely popular with the community with the reputation to match.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens
Again, the build quality for the lens is excellent, especially for its price while it also comes with solid low light performance with an autofocus technology that pretty much blows the competition out the water at this price level. Although its wide-angle performance is much worse than the 35mm variant, this 50mm version offers solid portrait photographs as well as being useful in other photograph niches too.
Due to all of that, it is no surprise that the photography community quickly woke up to this little bargain and started purchasing it in droves. Just like the 35mm variant of the lens, the 50mm variant also has a number of independent reviews (click to read them) posted online from d5300 owners sharing their thoughts.
The Nikon 50mm lens comes with a 58mm lens filter thread allowing you to easily source a large number of different lens filters to further customize the performance of the lens to what you require from it. If you are looking to pick up some new lens filters for your new lens then we would recommend that you check out the Gobe 58mm lens filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for some cheap yet high-quality filters.
The Nikon 50mm is a very good prime lens considering its price point and it will make a nice little match for your Nikon d5300 allowing you to use it to capture a whole range of images with your camera with great image quality. If you are looking to pick this type of lens up then we would definatley recommend that you seriously consider it.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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