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d7100 which lens

jingler 10 18
17 Aug 2013 7:07AM
hi all
iam 99% sure that I will be moving from canon to Nikon (no need to go into the reasons why)
can any one help with the choice of lenses ie wide angle, general purpose and telephoto.
I mainly shoot landscapes, nature and general family photos.

kodachrome 9 736
17 Aug 2013 8:24AM
You could start with the excellent 16-85 for your landscape and general use then build round that with longer zooms possibly for your nature shooting.
ShaunsPics 10 87 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 9:27AM
take a look at Nikons 40mm f2.8 g micro lens its never of my d7000 its good for close ups and distance shots with it being wide angle and very sharp its a good all round lens.
Andy_Cundell 10 1.1k 5 England
17 Aug 2013 9:29AM
I use the Nikon 18-200 for a lot of general stuff, the 10-24 for landscape and stuff and nifty 50 because they are always very handy and a 105 for macro/nature.

Out of all of them, I would say it's the 18-200 that I 'forget' about, then pull it out, take a photo and remember just how good and versatile it is!
Gundog 8 629 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 10:13AM
It really depends upon how much or how little you want to spend.

When I was using DX Nikon cameras, my most-used lens was, undoubtedly, the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8. But it is relatively expensive. With it, I tended to use the Sigma 10-20mm as a wide-angle and the relatively cheap Nikkor 70-300mm for longer shots.

Just one wee word of warning - if, at some future date, you switched from DX to FX bodies, then only the last of that three would continue to be of much use. The good news is that if you buy them second-hand on eBay and then want to sell them later, you should get most of your money back.

RavenTepes 12 226 United States
17 Aug 2013 4:19PM
For a basic kit, the 16-85 or the 18-105, and the 70-300 VR would be good options. If you need to go wider than 16mm, take a look at the Tokina 11-16 Pro II.
jingler 10 18
17 Aug 2013 4:30PM
thanks all, for your thoughts
I think I will go for the 16-85 to start with.
whats the thoughts on the 80-400 lens (the older version)
FredDee 8 78 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 4:43PM
The 16-85 VR is a great general walkabout lens, and I use one on a D5200. I havn't found the need yet to go wider than 16mm.
For longer work I use the 70-300 VR, which I find to be an excellent performer. If I need faster glass, I go manual and use fast primes.
I have 24, 35, 50 and 85mm all at f2 or faster.

thewilliam 13 6.1k
17 Aug 2013 6:18PM
For landscapes, you don't really need autofocus so you could get a couple of the excellent, small and light Nikon manual-focus primes. The kit lens that comes with the camera is a good choice for the family pix.
jingler 10 18
22 Aug 2013 4:54AM
I took delivery of my 7100 on Tuesday and so far so good.
I bought the package with the 18-105 lens as the offer was to good to refuse.
obviously coming from canon its taking a we while to learn the different controls and menus.
so roll on this weekend as I am off to glen etive for a couple of days of happy snapping.
Gundog 8 629 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 11:30AM

so roll on this weekend as I am off to glen etive for a couple of days of happy snapping.

Watch out for hormone-charged stags. I believe that the rut is getting earlier with every year that passes.


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