Best Lenses for Nikon D600

Nikon D600

DxO Labs has rated the best lenses for the Nikon D600 according to their overall scores based on tests in DxOMark. 72 different lenses were tested with the highest score going to the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G and the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lenses both getting a DxOMark score of 40.

It’s interesting to see the dropoff in scores from prime to zoom lenses. The highest rated zoom lens was the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED with a DxOMark score of 28.

Below are the top 10 primes, followed by the top 10 zoom lenses.

Best Prime Lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model DxOMark Score
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 40
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G 40
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon 37
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon 36
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Nikon 36
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon 34
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon 34
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon 34
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED 33
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon 33

Best Zoom Lenses for Nikon D600

Lens Model DxOMark Score
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 28
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 27
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 27
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon 27
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR 26
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED 25
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Nikon 25
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon 24
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Nikon 24
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II Nikon 24
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