To determine the necessary lens, think about what you want to capture. There are several types of photography: landscape, portrait, macro shooting, sequential shooting, etc. Although there are a few universal lenses, my glasses still customized for a specific purpose.

The kit lens is 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 VR

This is the most versatile lens for beginners. Focal length 18-55 mm comes to the trial itself: with the lens it may be a good landscape and a good portrait and even macro. On the other hand, zoom lenses with variable focal length have a big minus – weak intensity, so the picture on the standard all-purpose lens may seem dim and dark.

Portrait lenses Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 G DX, 50mm f/1.8 G and 85 mm f/1.4 G

Portrait photography, particularly wedding photography needs lenses with a large aperture. But, in this case, you lose the advantage of variable focal length, and increase or decrease the distance to the subject the photographer will have to walk. It is not very convenient, but pays off perfectly bright, vivid photos with beautiful bokeh. In terms of quality these three lenses are equivalent, differing only in focal length. As a rule, Nikon 85mm f/1.4 G is more used by professionals.

Shooting nature, landscapes - Nikon 16-35 mm f/4G VR

For landscape photo shoots, and photographs, where necessary, the widest possible viewing angle (for example, where necessary to accommodate the greatest number of people), should take a wide angle lens. The ideal option would be zoom Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR, because the variable focal length will give the opportunity for creativity and will not limit the width of the frame.

Superzoom Nikon 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR for shooting in travel

For shooting trips where not required required for portrait photo shoots aperture, you can use the classic versions superzoom like Nikon 28-300 mm. This lens will give the ability to remove the smallest details, which are far away from you. It can also be used for shooting wildlife, since the focal length allows to get close to the subject.

Macro lens Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 G VR Micro-Nikkor

For lovers of photography there is a macro lens with a fixed focal length lens Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 G VR Micro-Nikkor. There are also other macro lenses, but at the moment Nikon 105 mm is perfect in terms of aperture and focal length. Other Nikon lens, designed for macro photography, can be used only in the Studio, using tripods and artificial lighting.