Here are the top 5 best Nikon AF-S Nikkor lenses reviewed by ePHOTOzine in 2014.
This compact wide angle lens from Nikon has a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture and silent internal focusing with full time manual focus override. It is very sharp, compact and lightweight, with low CA and low distortion. With brilliant performance and the features this lens has, it represents good value for money.
This micro lens from Nikon was the first of its kind to include vibration reduction, and it is capable of life size magnification. It features an f/2.8 maximum aperture, and a silent wave focusing motor which allows full-time manual focus override. The lens is coated in Nikon's Nano Crystal anti-reflective lens coatings. This lens features excellent sharpness throughout the range and an effective VR system.
This telephoto lens is an updated version f a Nikon classic, introducing a silent wave autofocus motor and Nano-Crystal coating to help control flare, along with Vibration Reduction technology. It features fast and silent focussing, ideal for capturing fast-moving wildlife. It's weather sealed, making it great for use in the outdoors.
This ultra-wide angle zoom for FX format DSLRs covers an ultra-wide field fo view without the size, weight or cost of a constant aperture lens. Including silent focusing with manual focus override, this lens is resistant to flare, has good build quality and is reasonably lightweight. It is outstandingly sharp in the centre throughout the zoom range.
This flagship 300mm lens provides the very best performance for a premium price tag. It's a super telephoto lens, intended for daily professional use. It features weather sealing and Nikon's VRII technology, promising sharp hand-held images at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would be possible without. This lens has outstanding optical quality and excellent build quality.