What lenses would you recommend for a Nikon D7000?
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13-12-11, 11:04 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
You've just about covered it all.
Yes you will need a wide angle. Nothing less than 10mm because the distortion becomes unmanageable below that. The Sigma 10-20 gets very good reviews, so might be worth considering.
For wildlife you need the other end of the scale and it will depend on the sort of wildlife you're thinking about. If it's a visit to Longleat or your local Zoo then a 150mm will probably be enough, and you can cover that in your walkabout lens. If it's Kenyan safari stuff, you need to be thinking about big lenses, at least 300mm and probably a lot more. To go with that you'll need a camera bracket to fix to the vehicle.
Finally, your walkabout. This will depend on what sort of thing you're looking to photograph but the 18-200mm gives a very good range. It's relatively small, light, inexpensive (for what you get) and fairly fast. It suffers from the most appalling zoom-creep, but that aside it's a pretty good all-rounder. I don't know how the Sigma equivalent stacks up, but might be worth thinking about.
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