Update: we've discussed this story with Nikon USA, which says it recommends the use of any of its 'Gold Ring' series lenses with the D850, not just the eleven set out in SLR Lounge's original list.

There is also a more comprehensive list of 40 recommended lenses available on the Nikon Japan website.

Prime Lenses

  • AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED*
  • AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
  • AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  • PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
  • PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED
  • PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED
  • PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D

Zoom lenses

  • AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED*
  • AF-S NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

With the exception of the two lenses marked with a green asterisk, all the lenses are modern enough designed to use the company's latest Nano Crystal coating to improve transmission and minimize ghosting and flare.

It's not clear whether the shorter list originated with a different Nikon group or is simply the result of a failure of communication.


Original report:

Nikon has published a list of lens recommendations for D850 owners, highlighting a total of eleven lenses that are suitable for use with its newly-launched, high-res, high-speed DSLR. The list covers prime, zoom, and speciality lenses, all of which are Nikon products (duh).

Here they are for your perusing pleasure below, just in case you want to make sure your glass is up to snuff with your fancy new camera:

Prime Lenses

Zoom Lenses

Specialty Lenses