Lens to match D7000

Started Feb 19, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Lens to match D7000
Feb 19, 2011

Have been using D40 kit for three years. D7000 finally made me to upgrade.

I bought the kit first but quickly realized that kit lens does nor fit my needs. I shoot a lot indoors dance competitions with low light where often flash is not allowed.
I returned the camera and ordered body only. Now thinking to get either

Tokina AF 50-135mm F2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX or Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG HSM II Macro Zoom Lens which are in my budget.

Shall I be concerned that both Sigma and Tokina are non-VR (OS) ? How important is it for shooting dance action ? I heard that Sigma is releasing new 50-150 OS version later this year. Any idea what price range is it going to be ?

I also need something for everyday use. I have currently Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF, but need something with wider range.
Any recommendations please ?

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