Best lenses for Nikon D7000
Nikon D7000 is Nikon’s new APS-C digital SLR featuring a 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, 6 fps continuous shooting and Full 1080p HD Movies with full time autofocus.
The best affordable walk around lens:
The best and value walk around is Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. This lens was rated as very good (3.49/5) in photozone.de’s lens performance survey. Tamron 17-50mm is very sharp with the constant aperture f/2.8. The distortions, CAs and vignetting are about average for lenses in this class. Tamron 17-50mm uses 67mm filters.
The best affordable wide angle lens:
Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 is a very good wide angle lens with good image quality and great building quality. Tokina AF 12-24mm uses 77mm filters.
The budget lenses:
- Value standard lens:
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR is a good value lens at $160. Nikon 18-55mm has good optical quality and effective image stabilization.
- Value telephoto lens:
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens. This is a light, sharp lens with very useful VR (vibration reduction). Both Nikon 18-55mm and Nikon 55-200mm use 52mm filters.
The best of the best lenses:
- Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S $1249
This is a professional grade lens with high building quality and image quality. The only problem is lack of vibration reduction. Please note: this is a DX format lens and only work on APS-C cameras such as D90 and D300, not on D700. Nikkor 17-55mm also uses 77mm filters.
- Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR.
This is an exceptional lens with great building quality and image quality. Highly recommended! Nikkor 70-200mm uses 77mm filters.