What lenses are compatible with the Nikon D3400?

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The Nikon D3400 is one of those digital cameras that beginners and experts love. Its small size makes it a fantastic travel camera, and the learning curve isn't too steep for newbies. The affordable D3400 accepts both DX lenses designed for crop sensors and FX lenses made for full-frame, though you may find the latter a bit heavy for your camera. These Nikon D3400 lenses are our top choices for the year.

Picking the right lenses for your kit

Nikon's D3400 is a capable, inexpensive camera that outputs results far above its price class. Coupled with the right lens, your skills as a photographer grow while your images improve. My favorite lens for most environments comes directly from Nikon and is the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm (opens in new tab). This a lightweight lens with an expansive zoom range that works for a wide variety of shots.

An ultra-wide-angle lens is a must in gear bags of budding landscape photographers, and the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm (opens in new tab) is a featherweight option that belongs in your bag. Photos are sharp, even handheld, and you'll save a few bucks by going with this focal range over similar offerings.

If you want a lens that covers a lot of ground, I recommend the Tamron AF 18-200mm (opens in new tab). Autofocus is blazing fast, images are clear, and the whole set up is compact enough to carry all day or pack in a suitcase.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.