The 16-85 is a very good lens, stop it down a bit for max. resolution. It had been my favorite for a long time and a great one lens solution. However mine locked up on me once, the zoom became inoperable. Nikon fixed it for free and it has worked fine since then. But if you can get a good cheap prime or two, you'll have a back up. A fast 50mm or 35mm is really great for night shots. I got a 28mm, 2.8d for $75 at an estate sale. Just an ok lens but very usable and relatively unbreakable. Enjoy your D7000, an excellent camera. Good luck.