Revealed! Award-Winning Nikon Lenses For Wedding Photography

Most photographers would agree that investing in quality glass is essential and these lenses will last for many years and can make all the difference in creating truly sharp images. Wedding photography is fun, time consuming and last into the evening. As a photographer, adequate preparation and using the right gear are both essential. Inside the church most times, the lighting is not ideal, suffice to say that having lenses that perform well in low light is the best way to achieve sharper images. For instance, F/4.0 may not be fast enough to capture the fast moving activities during the wedding. Keeping an aperture of F/2.8 will guarantee that you will have fewer blurry images. 
 
What are the best Nikon lenses for wedding photography? We at Scenegraphy Studio have put together award-winning Nikon lenses to help you capture every scene during your clients' weddings. Keep in mind that the following information are based on our personal experience. If you have a favourable glass that is not listed below, feel free to add your comment on the bottom of this page with the names of your lens choices.
 

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Camera Lens
Professional medium telephoto lens with a fast f/1.4 aperture for use with Nikon’s FX-format SLRs. A new incarnation of a legendary NIKKOR, the re-designed optical construction offers outstanding performance.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Camera Lens
Nikon's Nano Crystal coat greatly reduces ghosting and flare, and the 9-blade rounded aperture produces soft and pleasing blur characteristics. An outstanding wedding glass.
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Camera Lens
Fast medium telephoto lens for use with FX- and DX-format SLRs. This glass offers a stellar combination of classic focal length and aperture speed.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Camera Lens
 
The 85mm focal length allows for tight head and shoulder shots with extreme detail. The fast f/1.8 aperture perfectly balances sharpness and bokeh.

 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Camera Lens
50mm wide-aperture standard lens with high-quality optics and Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for whisper-quiet operation. Features a large maximum aperture of f/1.4 that ensures a bright viewfinder image.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Camera Lens
This glass is ideal for low-light shooting situations or when a shallow depth of field is desired.
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Camera Lens
Remarkably lightweight and compact 50mm standard lens. Boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is ideal for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required, and contributes to a bright viewfinder image. The re-designed optical construction features an aspherical lens element for superior image quality and Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) delivers whisper-quiet operation.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Camera Lens
Great value for money, this is a superb additional lens for photographers on a budget.
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Camera Lens
Professional, fast aperture, standard zoom lens with SWM for fast and quiet Autofocus. 
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Camera Lens
Designed for digital, this lens rivals that of fixed focal length lenses for edge to corner sharpness, and features a Nano Crystal coating to minimize ghost and flare.
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Camera Lens
Professional, fast aperture, telephoto zoom lens with Vibration Reduction, and Nano Crystal coat. Boasts superb edge-to-corner sharpness and fast, quiet autofocus that offers outstandingly sharp images under any lighting conditions.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Camera Lens
Weather sealed magnesium body to meet the most challenging professional needs.
 
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Camera Lens
The AF-S VR 105 f/2.8G IF-ED brings the benefits of vibration reduction (VR) to the domain of Macro photography. It offers high-resolution, high-optical performance for both digital and 35mm film format SLR cameras. This lens incorporates Nikon’s second-generation vibration reduction system (VR II) that allows flexible hand-held shooting by stabilizing the image to the equivalent stability of a shutter speed that is 4 stops faster when compared with a conventional lens. The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and IF (Internal Focusing) ensure quiet autofocusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation.
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Camera Lens
Optical performance is enhanced by an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element that minimizes chromatic aberration, and Nano Crystal Coat which drastically reduces flare, enabling finely defined, clear images. For things like wedding rings, this is a great choice of glass to capture the details.
 
What are your best lenses for wedding photography. Share your views now.


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