What lenses would you recommend for a Nikon D7000?
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13-12-11, 11:18 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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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.
Thank you for your reply. I'm looking at the Sigma or the award winning Tokina w/a lenses but I'm unsure which is best for the money. I'm considering the Tamron 18-270 (latest version) as my walkaround lens and if I need it, either the Sigma 150-500 or a 105mm Macro? What are your thoughts on any of these?
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