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Best Wildlife Lenses for Nikon

Lots of people use the amazing Nikon Brand. Here are the best lenses from Nikon to use for wildlife photography

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Nikon 200-500mm

Nikon 200-500mm

The Nikon 200-500mm is the largest zoom lens that is not prime made by Nikon. On DX format DSLR'S, this lens is equivalent to a whopping 300-750mm zoom. It has a heavy weight of 4.6 pounds, but it is made up in the fact that it has 4 axis image stabilization(vibration reduction). You can focus on something as close as 7.2 feet. It is also compatible with several teleconverters, including 1.4, 1.7, and even 2x. Its aperture is 5.6. To learn more about this beautiful lens, see the Amazon page.

Here are some sample images taken by Ken Rockwell

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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 80-400mm

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 80-400mm

The Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 80-400mm is one of Nikons biggest and best large zoom lenses. If you use DX format body, the lens's reach can be equivalent to a stunning 120-600mm. With the light weight of 3.46 pounds and 4 axis image stabilization(vibration reduction) there will be virtually no camera shake at all. You can auto focus on something as close as 5.7 feet with this lens, allowing for some very in depth and close up shots. For more about this beautiful lens check Amazon.

Here are some sample images.

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Nikon 500mm F4 VR

Nikon 500mm F4 VR

The legendary Nikon 500mm F4 VR is one of Nikon's sharpest and best lenses for wildlife photography. It is so great for wildlife photography due to its impressive reach of 500mm f4. Another reason his lens is very great is that it has the focal length of 500mm at the shocking aperture of F4. This means you can utilize the reach of 500mm in very low light conditions. Another highlight of this lens is the easiness of being able to shoot handheld with this lens, which is crucial for action shots. The F4 aperture allows fast shutter speed, which means easy handheld shooting. To make it better, it has four stops of vibration reduction (image stabilization). With these two factors combined hand holding the lens when shooting is very easy. This lens is one of Nikon' highest quality lenses which produces really sharp images. For more about this lens, see Amazon.

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Nikon 400mm F2.8

Nikon 400mm F2.8

The Nikon 400mm F2.8 is a beautiful piece of glass which produces very sharp images and attracts lot of customers. The reason this lens is so great is because of its long reach and great aperture. The Nikon 400mm F2.8 has a great focal length of 400mm at the shocking aperture of f2.8. The reach allows you to photograph distance subjects that many lenses cannot reach. The F2.8 aperture allows magnificent bokeh, which puts more emphasis on the animal. iT also allows you to be able to shoot in very low light conditions. The lens also has 4 stops of vibration reduction (image stabilization). The great aperture of 2.8 and the 4 stops of vibration reduction make this lens easy to shoot without a monopod or tripod. The Nikon 400mm F2.8 is made with the highest quality Nikon glass, allowing for very sharp images. For more information about this beautiful lens, see Amazon.

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Nikon 600mm F4

Nikon 600mm F4

The Nikon 600mm F4 is one of Nikon's best lenses which produces very sharp images in all scenarios. The lens has an extremely long reach of 600mm allowing you to shoot subjects that are very far and also allows you to get great up close and in deth shots. The shocking aperture of F4 allows for great bokeh and allows you to shoot in extremely low light conditions. Paired with the 4 stops of vibration reduction, this lens can be handheld without isuues about camera shake. The Nikon 600mm F4 produces very sharp images because it is mad by the highest quality Nikon glass. For more about this lens, see Amazon.