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

In the decades that Nikon has been making lenses, it's developed a reputation for quality. Their lenses can help capture images with crisp details, and when it comes to the sharpest Nikon lenses, there are plenty of options to choose from. Browse the top-ranked list of some of the sharpest Nikon lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The sharpest 35mm nikon has made so far. The z mount version of this at 1.8 performs much like a 1.4 from other companies. ...This is an amazing lens that really boasts some amazing capabilities. ...Nikon z mount wonder!...Nikon Z 35mm"

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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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    "The sharpest 35mm nikon has made so far. The z mount version of this at 1.8 performs much like a 1.4 from other companies. ...This is an amazing lens that really boasts some amazing capabilities. ...Nikon z mount wonder!...Nikon Z 35mm"

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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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  2. 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...I have shot Nikon lens for over 45 years. The Z lens has to be one of the sharpest I’ve ever owned. "

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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...I have shot Nikon lens for over 45 years. The Z lens has to be one of the sharpest I’ve ever owned. "

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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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  3. NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Sharpest lens ever!...Excellent lens! Must have if you own a Z Camera. Super sharp!...This lens is amazing, I put it on my nikon z50 and this thing pinches out some of the sharpest images i have ever taken!!"

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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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    "Sharpest lens ever!...Excellent lens! Must have if you own a Z Camera. Super sharp!...This lens is amazing, I put it on my nikon z50 and this thing pinches out some of the sharpest images i have ever taken!!"

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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. Nikon - NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best macro lens...Sharpest lens that I have ever owned. Light but tough with weather sealing. ...Nikon Lens...Great addition to the Z line of Nikon Lenses. Just cant beat the optical quality !"

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    Your vision. Beyond the ordinary. All around are tiny unseen worlds—textures, shapes, colors...micro details. We need only to look closer. The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S takes us there, and it does so with striking clarity. The first NIKKOR Z lens with a 1:1 reproduction ratio, it fills the frame with the edge-to-edge sharpness and the overwhelming image quality that has become a hallmark of premium S-Line lenses. Whether you’re shooting wedding details, jewelry, food, flowers, products, nature, wildlife or even portraits, it takes your vision into the extraordinary.
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    "Best macro lens...Sharpest lens that I have ever owned. Light but tough with weather sealing. ...Nikon Lens...Great addition to the Z line of Nikon Lenses. Just cant beat the optical quality !"

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    Your vision. Beyond the ordinary. All around are tiny unseen worlds—textures, shapes, colors...micro details. We need only to look closer. The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S takes us there, and it does so with striking clarity. The first NIKKOR Z lens with a 1:1 reproduction ratio, it fills the frame with the edge-to-edge sharpness and the overwhelming image quality that has become a hallmark of premium S-Line lenses. Whether you’re shooting wedding details, jewelry, food, flowers, products, nature, wildlife or even portraits, it takes your vision into the extraordinary.
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  5. NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Optical Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "By far the sharpest 70-200 available...An absolutely incredible lens! Between this and the 24-70 2.8, Nikon is proving that there are clear benefits to the z mount....Lenses...It is better than all my old nikon lens."

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    Take clear closeups with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens. The ultra-quiet stepping motor offers fast, precise autofocusing, and the built-in optical VR image stabilization technology offsets the effects of camera shake. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens has an intuitive control ring and customizable shortcut buttons for easy settings adjustment.
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    "By far the sharpest 70-200 available...An absolutely incredible lens! Between this and the 24-70 2.8, Nikon is proving that there are clear benefits to the z mount....Lenses...It is better than all my old nikon lens."

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    Take clear closeups with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens. The ultra-quiet stepping motor offers fast, precise autofocusing, and the built-in optical VR image stabilization technology offsets the effects of camera shake. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens has an intuitive control ring and customizable shortcut buttons for easy settings adjustment.
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  6. 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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    "Great lense, low price, very sharp...The prime is the sharpest lense, but this wide angle is a close second. ...Great wide angle lens. 10mm is a must when shooting on APS-C. Minimal distortion and probably the sharpest lens in this price range."

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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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    "Great lense, low price, very sharp...The prime is the sharpest lense, but this wide angle is a close second. ...Great wide angle lens. 10mm is a must when shooting on APS-C. Minimal distortion and probably the sharpest lens in this price range."

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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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  7. NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome lens...The lens might not be the sharpest but the range that it offers is so so great. ...Nikon 24-200...Item works as Nikons description Received it in a very damaged box from Best Buy there have been no performance issues"

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    Capture detailed pictures and videos with this Nikon NIKKOR 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR zoom lens. Optical Vibration Reduction helps steady your shots when moving, and the Z-mount design delivers evenly illuminated photos. This lightweight Nikon NIKKOR 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR zoom lens offers near-silent performance for distraction-free video footage, while the dust-resistant and drip-resistant construction withstands the elements.
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    "Awesome lens...The lens might not be the sharpest but the range that it offers is so so great. ...Nikon 24-200...Item works as Nikons description Received it in a very damaged box from Best Buy there have been no performance issues"

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    Capture detailed pictures and videos with this Nikon NIKKOR 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR zoom lens. Optical Vibration Reduction helps steady your shots when moving, and the Z-mount design delivers evenly illuminated photos. This lightweight Nikon NIKKOR 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR zoom lens offers near-silent performance for distraction-free video footage, while the dust-resistant and drip-resistant construction withstands the elements.
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  8. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Stunning Picture Quality Lens...This is without a doubt the sharpest highest quality Nikon lens I have ever owned....Incredibly sharp lens!...One of my favorite concert photography lenses. Nikon has some of the sharpest lenses on the market. "

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    Complete your professional camera setup with this telephoto zoom lens for Nikon F-mount cameras. The Silent Wave Motor powers ultra-fast, near-silent internal focusing with no breathing effect across the entire zoom range, and the Vibration Reduction technology helps to produce crisp images.
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    "Stunning Picture Quality Lens...This is without a doubt the sharpest highest quality Nikon lens I have ever owned....Incredibly sharp lens!...One of my favorite concert photography lenses. Nikon has some of the sharpest lenses on the market. "

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    Complete your professional camera setup with this telephoto zoom lens for Nikon F-mount cameras. The Silent Wave Motor powers ultra-fast, near-silent internal focusing with no breathing effect across the entire zoom range, and the Vibration Reduction technology helps to produce crisp images.
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  9. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Sharpest 85 mm lens for the F mount...This is sharp, the sharpest 85 mm lens made for the F mount by anyone, and fast, both in aperture and AF speed. ...Excellent Lens...This 85mm is just about the sharpest lens I've ever used. Autofocus is extremely quick and image quality is absolutely incredible while attached to my Nikon D600. "

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
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    "Sharpest 85 mm lens for the F mount...This is sharp, the sharpest 85 mm lens made for the F mount by anyone, and fast, both in aperture and AF speed. ...Excellent Lens...This 85mm is just about the sharpest lens I've ever used. Autofocus is extremely quick and image quality is absolutely incredible while attached to my Nikon D600. "

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
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  10. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "What Can I Say?, It's a Nikon!...I have been shooting with Nikon equipment for over 40 years and this is one of the sharpest zooms I have ever had the pleasure of owning. ...Good Lens!...Was not repacked like a new lens. Lens works good. Not my sharpest lens, but acceptable. "

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
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    "What Can I Say?, It's a Nikon!...I have been shooting with Nikon equipment for over 40 years and this is one of the sharpest zooms I have ever had the pleasure of owning. ...Good Lens!...Was not repacked like a new lens. Lens works good. Not my sharpest lens, but acceptable. "

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
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