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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.

Jodi Owan works behind a keyboard and a camera. She's a freelance writer for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central.