Need a D7000 lens recommendation - fast prime or mid-range zoom?

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
YRUNVS
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Re: Need a D7000 lens recommendation - fast prime or mid-range zoom?
In reply to chuhsi, Dec 29, 2012

Another vote for the 35 1.8G I loved it on my D5100, with the street price hovering at ~200 it is a very nice bargain.

Also as mentioned the Sigma 1.4 may be worth a look as well 2x, the cost but you gain ~half a stop of light gathering.

I had the 35 1.8 but it was stolen along with a few other lenses. I got the sigma 17-50 2.8 OS as a replacement and have been happy with it's low light performance. I typically shoot it wide open and floor the shutter speed at 1/30th a second, but I am typically taking pictures of adults. Were I shooting fast moving children, I'd likely opt for the benefits of greater light gathering over VR.

Happy shooting!

Diallo

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