Nikon calls the D5300 as a Hybrid DSLR or HDSLR. An HDSLR is capable of recording incredible videos with a better voice and video quality. The D5300 is an excellent entry-level DSLR featuring 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor with an amazing 39-point autofocus system including 9 cross-types.
The ISO range varies between 100 to 12800 and is further expandable to 25600. The D5300 offers a better burst shooting range of 5 frames per second which is reasonable considering the fact that the D5300 is an entry-level DSLR and that too under a price range of just $500. A Full-HD video recording of 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p can be recorded through this entry-level DSLR.
Following lenses could be attached with the D5300 to get the most out of this wonderful entry-level DSLR.
Best All-in-one Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR: This lens compatible with DX format DSLRs offers a 16.7x zoom that allows a photographer to capture mesmerizing close-up shots. The lens features Vibration Reduction Technology and a swift and silent autofocus system to ensure sharp, clear and distortion fewer images. The lens can also be used for video recordings. It is best suited for wildlife, landscape, and close-up sports photography.
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II: The lens is recommended to be used with DX format DSLRs. Although not the best choice for telephoto photography this lens can be used to capture a variety of scenes due to its wide zoom, ranging from 18mm to 200mm making this lens ideal for landscape and sports photography. The lens delivers sharp high-quality images across its entire zooming range.
Best Standard Prime Lenses for Nikon D5300
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Even though the lens lacks weather sealing, it is an award-winning lens (DPreview) because of its solid structure and the swift, silent and precise autofocusing abilities that ensure high-quality images. The lens is reasonably priced.
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G: This lens delivers high-quality images even when shooting in dim light conditions because of the f/1.8 max aperture. The lens features one aspherical element to correct the aberrations and ensure distortion fewer images. The lens is reasonably priced and is best suited for travel, street, and general photography.
Best Standard Zoom Lenses for NikonD5300
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art: The lens has a large aperture of 1.8 which makes it distinctive among other wide angle lenses. This lens features a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) which allows swift and precise autofocusing and makes this lens suitable for portraiture, landscape and casual photography in addition to close-up shots which it is known for.
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM: This lens has the ability to deliver high-quality images with great contrast and great levels of brightness in the periphery even when shooting in low light conditions. This ability is endowed by the F2.8 wide aperture. The lens covers a focal length of 17mm-50mm making it suitable for press photography and also for portraiture and landscape photography.
Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED: This lens is known for its ability to capture great images in places not very spacious because of its wide perspective of 18mm. A special quality of this lens is that when zoomed in to the maximum it allows the photographer to capture at a 35mm perspective which corresponds to the field of vision of the human eye. The lens is small and portable hence recommended for travel photography.
Best Wide-Angle Prime Lenses for Nikon D5300
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: This lens is best suited for landscape, seascape and cityscape photography. It offers a focal length of 20mm and an aperture of F1.4 which allows shooting in dim light conditions. This lens captures images at wide angles delivering high levels of brightness and beautiful bokeh effects. The lens features a swift and silent autofocusing technology.
Best Wide Angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED: This lens, when used with a 35mm DSLR, offers a zoom range of 15-36mm and is beast suitable for interior and architectural photography. The 10mm focal length covers a fisheye angle of 109 degrees. The lens delivers razor-sharp images with brilliant levels of color and contrast. The lens can also be used for HD video recording.
Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II: The lens features an internal silent focusing motor that gives the lens the ability to autofocus even when being used with cameras that lack the AF drive and gear. The F2.8 aperture is both fast and constant making the lens fir for use in dim light conditions while delivering razor-sharp images. The lens offers a very wide angle of view (104-84 degrees). It can be used for close-ups since it has the ability to focus up to 11.8”.
Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX: The lens offers a 21-30mm zoom range along with the super swift F2.0 aperture making it one of the fastest lenses. It allows shooting in dim light conditions and delivers sharp images with great levels of brightness.
Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D5300
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro: Recommended for detailed close-up photography, this lens allows photographers to achieve 1:1 magnification. The lens is portable and compatible with DX-format cameras. It is known to deliver high-quality images with great levels of contrast.
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED: Priced a little more than standard lenses, this lens allows full-frame shooting.
Best Portrait Lenses for Nikon D5300
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G: This lens is compatible with DX-format cameras and is best suited for capturing portraits. The lens features an amazing optical formula. Because of its f/1.4 fast maximum aperture, this lens can be used to capture a variety of other scenes too including event and environmental photography.
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G: Compatible with both DX and FX format DSLRs this lens uses Nikon’s signature Internal Focus system to ensures swift and silent autofocus. The lens can be used for shooting in dim light conditions because of its fast max aperture. It delivers crystal clear images across its entire aperture range. It can be used for portraits and wedding photography.
Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF VR: Compatible with the DX format DSLRs this lens offers a focal length of 105-400mm when used with them. Generally, it covers a focal length of 70-300mm and features a 4.3x zoom. The lens delivers razor-sharp images because of the 2.5 shutter speed stops if offers.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: This lens features both the Vibration Reduction and the Ultra Sonic Drive technology to ensure silent and accurate autofocusing. The lens has a constant and swift f/2.8 max aperture. Fit for Semi-Pro Photographers this lens is reliable with a solid built.
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR: It features a 2.9x zoom and a wide focal length range. The lens is known to be fast because of the f/4 speed it offers. It can be used to shoot in low light conditions because of its f/4 max aperture. The exposure is kept constant across its zoom range. It delivers high-quality images and is portable and durable.
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II: This lens is ideal for capturing wildlife, sports action, and general portraiture.
Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5300
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD: This lens comes with a built-in mount for tripod stands. It is ideal for capturing wildlife, sports, and even close-ups because of the 150-600mm zoom range it offers. It features image stabilization and silent autofocusing. To ensure sharp images with high levels of contrast the lens uses various lens coating. It offers a focal length equal to 233-930mm when used with cameras with APC-C sensors.
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD: The lens is known for its swift autofocusing ability, Vibration Control, and the Ultra Sonic Drive. It features a new advanced zoom system called FLEX ZOOM LOCK that ensures better optical performance. The lens also features a teleconverter. It is priced slightly higher than usual but is very user-friendly.