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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for low light nikon lenses.

Whether you're a professional photographer or an amateur enthusiast, the amount of light available to you at any given moment can make or break your shot. Here are some of the best Nikon lenses for low light photography.

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  1. Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens for Select DX-Format Digital Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great compact lens for travel and zoom. Not ideal for low light. ...Great lense!...I like this range of lense and it is great low light lense."

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
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    "Great compact lens for travel and zoom. Not ideal for low light. ...Great lense!...I like this range of lense and it is great low light lense."

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
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  2. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Very impressed with this lens...Great in low light at 2.8f and im using it with a Nikon Z8. ...Great lens...Bought for a travel setup to be small and light paired with the Z6. Cover most of a casual day versus when taking out my Z9. "

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    The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens is a slim, light Z series lens. Less than one inch thick and featherlight, yet capable of delivering lifelike sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view. This is a pancake prime ideal for street photography and video work with any Z series camera.
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    "Very impressed with this lens...Great in low light at 2.8f and im using it with a Nikon Z8. ...Great lens...Bought for a travel setup to be small and light paired with the Z6. Cover most of a casual day versus when taking out my Z9. "

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    The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens is a slim, light Z series lens. Less than one inch thick and featherlight, yet capable of delivering lifelike sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view. This is a pancake prime ideal for street photography and video work with any Z series camera.
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  3. NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great bokeh and low light performance. My first Z lens prime. ...Clear picture and excellent in low light."

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    Start a new lens collection with this f/1.8 50mm Nikon Nikko Z lens. It combines classic wide-aperture versatility with Z series innovative optics for top-quality still and video imaging. This Nikon Nikko Z lens has near-zero aberration out to the far edges of the frame for extremely low distortion photos.
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    "Great bokeh and low light performance. My first Z lens prime. ...Clear picture and excellent in low light."

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    Start a new lens collection with this f/1.8 50mm Nikon Nikko Z lens. It combines classic wide-aperture versatility with Z series innovative optics for top-quality still and video imaging. This Nikon Nikko Z lens has near-zero aberration out to the far edges of the frame for extremely low distortion photos.
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  4. NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great addition to my Z lens lineup!...This lens is a great performer at a great price. It works well in low light siturations and when you want to limit that DOF. ...Great lens...Great lense. I will carry this lens for my day to day photography. "

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    Go next-level with the lightest, most nimble full-frame f/2.8 standard zoom we've ever created. The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 brings brilliant low-light capabilities, vast depth of field control and beautiful bokeh together with a versatile zoom range and compact, rugged design that's as inspiring for stills as it is for videos.
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    "Great addition to my Z lens lineup!...This lens is a great performer at a great price. It works well in low light siturations and when you want to limit that DOF. ...Great lens...Great lense. I will carry this lens for my day to day photography. "

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    Go next-level with the lightest, most nimble full-frame f/2.8 standard zoom we've ever created. The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 brings brilliant low-light capabilities, vast depth of field control and beautiful bokeh together with a versatile zoom range and compact, rugged design that's as inspiring for stills as it is for videos.
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  5. Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great low light prime lens....Great lens for low light photography. Works well with the D500...Excellent lens for low light photography and good for portrait photography"

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
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    "Great low light prime lens....Great lens for low light photography. Works well with the D500...Excellent lens for low light photography and good for portrait photography"

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
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  6. NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4.0 S Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens for a specific need....At F4 it’s really really limited to daytime only shooting, unless you don’t mind noise at low light high iso scenarios. Size is awesome, but I couldn’t get used to the twist to unlock mechanism. ...Nikon Z Mount wide angle...For general landscape or real estate photography,however, this lens is a great choice in the Nikon Z mount system"

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    Capture stunning wide-angle shots with this 14-30mm Nikon NIKKOR ultrawide zoom lens. Aberration correction reduces imaging artifacts, such as flare and chromatic aberration, while the minimum aperture of f/4 provides bright images through the entire zoom range. This Nikon NIKKOR ultrawide zoom lens has a nearly flat surface that can accommodate filters for image enhancement.
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    "Great lens for a specific need....At F4 it’s really really limited to daytime only shooting, unless you don’t mind noise at low light high iso scenarios. Size is awesome, but I couldn’t get used to the twist to unlock mechanism. ...Nikon Z Mount wide angle...For general landscape or real estate photography,however, this lens is a great choice in the Nikon Z mount system"

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    Capture stunning wide-angle shots with this 14-30mm Nikon NIKKOR ultrawide zoom lens. Aberration correction reduces imaging artifacts, such as flare and chromatic aberration, while the minimum aperture of f/4 provides bright images through the entire zoom range. This Nikon NIKKOR ultrawide zoom lens has a nearly flat surface that can accommodate filters for image enhancement.
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  7. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Self explanatory. Perfect for low light situations."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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    "Self explanatory. Perfect for low light situations."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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  8. NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Telephoto Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...Great lens but expensive. I think Nikon should make cheaper lenses...Grate portrait lens...Grate portrait lens. Grate lens in low light photography."

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    Take flattering portrait shots during events with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens. The bokeh effect lets you isolate subjects by blurring the background beautifully for a dreamy, natural look, while Eye-AF ensures sharp focus on the eyes for outstanding headshots. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens features a customizable control ring for quiet aperture control when recording videos.
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    "Great lens...Great lens but expensive. I think Nikon should make cheaper lenses...Grate portrait lens...Grate portrait lens. Grate lens in low light photography."

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    Take flattering portrait shots during events with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens. The bokeh effect lets you isolate subjects by blurring the background beautifully for a dreamy, natural look, while Eye-AF ensures sharp focus on the eyes for outstanding headshots. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens features a customizable control ring for quiet aperture control when recording videos.
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  9. Nikon - AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for APS-C F-mount cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good starter lens...Good lens but lacks low light capabilities which can limit your shooting....Good lens for wide open fill. Not the best in low light"

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    Capture creative photographs with this Nikon NIKKOR 10-22mm wide-angle zoom lens. Its Vibration Reduction image stabilization and nearly silent autofocus make this lens ideal for use in video production, and its high-end optics handle challenging lighting conditions easily. Pack this compact, lightweight Nikon NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens in your kit for travel and outings.
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    "Good starter lens...Good lens but lacks low light capabilities which can limit your shooting....Good lens for wide open fill. Not the best in low light"

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    Capture creative photographs with this Nikon NIKKOR 10-22mm wide-angle zoom lens. Its Vibration Reduction image stabilization and nearly silent autofocus make this lens ideal for use in video production, and its high-end optics handle challenging lighting conditions easily. Pack this compact, lightweight Nikon NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens in your kit for travel and outings.
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  10. NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "My favorite lens...Very sharp and good in low light....Light, sharp, clear...Im very satisfy with this lens. 1.8 great for low light. The size is good too. "

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    Photograph gorgeous landscapes with this versatile Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens. Its nine-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture produces stunning round bokeh and brilliant images in low-light conditions. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens has an improved optical formula to ensure virtually no flare, ghosting or chromatic aberration.
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    "My favorite lens...Very sharp and good in low light....Light, sharp, clear...Im very satisfy with this lens. 1.8 great for low light. The size is good too. "

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    Photograph gorgeous landscapes with this versatile Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens. Its nine-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture produces stunning round bokeh and brilliant images in low-light conditions. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens has an improved optical formula to ensure virtually no flare, ghosting or chromatic aberration.
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