Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Lenses

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If you’re planning to buy the Nikon D3500, you probably want to know if enough lenses work with this DSLR camera. Fortunately, there are just as much as you might need. 

This 24MP entry-level DSLR camera released in 2018 uses the Nikon F lens mount. The F mount is compatible with 309 lenses, 106 of which are equipped with Optical Image Stabilization. Nikon D3500 does not have sensor-based image stabilization, so this makes sense. 

Choosing the right Nikon D3500 lenses

There 309 options of native lenses for the D3500. But you’ll only need a few for most things you’ll want to do.

How do you choose the right lenses for your D3500?

Well, there really is no big secret here. The right type of lens will depend on what you intend to do. Would you be mostly shooting landscape or architecture? You’ll probably want to go for a wide-angle lens with a focal range between 14mm to 35m. This is needed to fit in a wide field of view. 

Nikon D3500 lenses

The same applies when choosing D3500 lenses for other types of photography. 

Besides having to choose from zooms and prime lenses, you’ll also have to decide whether you’ll need one or more of macro lenses, telephoto lenses, standard lenses, wide-angle lenses, or specialty lenses like the tilt-shift and fish-eye lenses. 


Having so many lenses to choose from can make things a little challenging and complicated. However, the bulk of your work is done when you’re able to figure out the type of lenses you need for your type of photography.

The Nikon D3500 is a crowd favorite. It’s going to serve you well, whether you’re a pro looking for a backup DSLR or a beginner looking to take near-professional level shots. With the right Nikon D3500 lenses in your sling, you’re always good to go!