Why do I need a good lens for my Nikon D7000?
To get the most out of your DSLR, you need to pair it with a good lens. These are very similar to prescription glasses. You can buy glasses that have a big nose and a mustache attached to them, and even though they’re cheap, they obviously won’t help your eyesight.
If you are nearsighted then you need glasses designed to bring the right things into focus. Camera lenses are very similar. Depending on what you want to shoot, you will need to get a lens designed for that type of photography so that your camera can capture all of those details at high resolution.
However, for the Nikon D7000 there are over 150 compatible lenses available from Nikon and other third-party companies such as Sigma, Tokina and Tamron (these 3 being the most popular). So it’s easy to get lost if you don’t know what to look for. There are zoom lenses, prime, telephoto, wide angle lenses, and many more. Each of these lenses for the D7000 allows you to completely change the look of your shots.
We wrote this guide to help and show you all the best Nikon D7000 lens recommendations for the most popular types of photography. At the bottom you can also find a full list of our favorite Nikon D7000 lenses and their release dates.
Nikon D7000 Lens Prices and Mount Compatibility
|Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art DC HSM||Amazons||DX||2013|
|Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX||Amazons||DX||2001|
|Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro DX||Amazons||DX||2011|
|Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S||Amazons||DX+FX||2011|
|Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S||Amazons||DX+FX||2012|
|Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF ED VR||Amazons||DX+FX||2006|
|Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Pro DX II||Amazons||DX||2012|
|Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM||Amazons||DX||2013|
|Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8DC HSM||Amazons||DX||2013|
|Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM||Amazons||DX||2014|
|Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR||Amazons||DX||2010|
|Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD||Amazons||DX+FX||2012|
|Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DGOS HSM||Amazons||DX+FX||2015|
Which D7000 lens to buy first?
We like to keep things simple, so if you’re not sure which lens to buy first it all comes down to whether your current gear will allow you to shoot the way you want.
This is The 4 most important factors you should consider before buying a new lens:
- Better quality
- Better low light performance
- Focal length is wider or longer
If you have the 18-55mm kit lens, there’s no reason to buy something new with just a slightly larger zoom range and the same aperture size. However, if you are looking for a drastic change in how much light you are receiving, the image quality and background blur that you can get, buying the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S is your best bet.
You have to get a lens when you want better performance at what you’re already shooting (sharpness, length, zoom, aperture, etc.), or to start taking pictures that interest you hard to come by with current equipment.
While the right lens is the most important thing to equip your camera with, remember that the speed of your memory card is also very important. There are so many brands of memory cards out there that it can be a bit confusing to know which one is compatible with your camera.
If you need help finding the right one, check out our selection of the best photography accessories.
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Luckily the Nikon D7000 is already an excellent DSLR so you just have to be careful in choosing your lens. The reason why we wrote this guide is to help educate you on what to consider when buying a lens as well as help you narrow down what lenses are best for your type of photography. If you have any questions, please contact us via the Contact Us page.