Which lens for Nikon D7100?

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Questions thread
Leonard Migliore
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Re: Which lens for Nikon D7100?

lilou wrote:

I'm planning on buying a Nikon D7100 and would like to know whether the AF-SDX 16-85mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED VR is a good lens to start with. I'm a beginner and I'm looking for an all-round-lens which is suitable for all purpose photography and not too heavy. Could someone also let me know what the exact difference is with the 16-85mm f/4? Thank you !

The main difference between the 16-85 f/3.5-f/5.6 and the 16-85 f/4 is that the former lens exists and the latter does not. Did you mean the 16-35 f/4? That's an FX wide angle that would not be useful to you unless you had lots of spare cash and planned to buy an FX camera soon.

I use the 16-85 on a D300 and have found it to be excellent, especially because of its wide angle capability. The D7100, though, has lots more pixels than a D300 and may show some shortcomings in this lens. On the other hand, I don't know of any sharper zoom in the "normal" range except maybe the 17-55, which goes for $1500.

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