Recommended Nikon D7100 Lenses

Recommended Nikon D7100 lenses are categorized below as standard prime lenses, standard zoom lenses, wide-angle prime lenses, wide-angle zoom lenses, telephoto zoom lenses and macro lenses. Here are the best Nikon D7100 lenses to choose for.

The Nikon D7100 is a new 24.1 megapixel APS-C Digital SLR camera. The D7100 promises high resolution by making do without an optical low-pass filter in front of its 24MP CMOS sensor. It gains a 51-point autofocus system and 7 fps continuous shooting.

Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR body only price is $1,196.95 and Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens price is $1,496.95.

Where to Buy Nikon D7100, Price and Order Options

Store Price Amazon Adorama
Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Body Only $1,196.95 Buy Buy
Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens $1,496.95 Buy Buy


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Recommended Nikon D7100 Lenses

Nikon D7100 Lenses – Standard Prime

The 50mm is a very popular focal length as a portrait standard lens. Nikon and Sigma produce affordable price standard prime lenses for Nikon D7100. See below.

Nikon D7100 Lenses – Standard Prime

Price Buy Now
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D $334 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G $469 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $449 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G $197 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D $125 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 $725 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

Nikon D7100 Lenses - 85mm, 105mm Portrait Prime

The best lenses at 85mm, 105mm are shown below for the Nikon D7100. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G are the best choices. Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is also a good choice as this lens is half the price of Nikon’s equivalent and performs closer to the 85mm f/1.4. Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF is another good one if you prefer cheaper lens. It lacks of autofocus ability but if you manual control the lens then you will have such a low priced lens.

Nikon D7100 Lenses - 85mm, 105mm Portrait Prime

Price Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G $397 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,399 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM $894 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,843 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF $329 Amazon/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D IF $1,199 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D $460 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G $899 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO $499 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $769 Amazon/ebay

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Standard Zoom

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED is the best choice for a standard zoom lens. It is a very expensive lens. The newly released Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens performs better than AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm. For a standart zoom lens Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens is another good choice as a third party solution. Good performance with a great price.  Other cheaper standard zoom lens solutions can be found below.

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Standard Zoom

Price Buy Now
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD $1,299 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $1,687 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM $824 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] $474 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR $597 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED $1,296.95 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Wide-angle Prime

According to DxOMark and web reviews, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best for wide-angle prime. And for a cheaper soluiton F-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G fits very well with the DX-format D7100.

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Wide-angle Prime

Price Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G $197 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC $484 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF2 $1,699 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,843 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 $1,117 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,619 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 $1,283 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF $629 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $597 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical $369 Amazon / ebay

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Wide-angle Zoom

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the best wide-angle zoom lens for D7100 but it is an expensive lens. For a cheaper lens recommendations will be the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX. Both lenses are sharp enough to use with D7100.

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Wide-angle Zoom

Price Buy Now
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $1,997 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX $569 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX $899 Amazon/ebay
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II $449 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM $599 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $809 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR $1,257 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED $1,769 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II $849 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Telephoto Zoom

The best telephoto lens is the NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G II and also the latest released Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR will be a good choice for Nikon D7100.

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Telephoto Zoom

Price Buy Now
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR $1,397 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM $1,249 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO $769 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED $587 Amazon/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS $309 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD $349 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Macro

Below are the recommended macro lenses for Nikon D7100.

Nikon D7100 Lenses - Macro

Price Buy Now
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,843 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED $549 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro $489 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $749 Amazon/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro $769 Amazon/Adorama/ebay

11 Comments

  1. Satya
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    Hi, are your recommendations based on the resolving capabilities of each lens? I realize that D7100 has 1.5 times more pixel density than the D800. I saw several reviews that not all the lenses performed well on the D800. the lens would have to be better than that to resolve 1.5 times more. What are your thoughts?
    Thanks.
    Satya

  2. Daben Pelton
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    The Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro is not $269; best deal right now is $489.00. You should update the price tabel to keep the article actual.

    • dcnadmin
      Posted June 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

      Price corrected. Thx for the feedback.

  3. Arch
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    whate about 17-55 nikon 2.8 ?
    in d7100

  4. Tommi Jok
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    A 17-70mm range would be ideal (25,5-105 full frame equivalent). The new Sigma C?

  5. Ani
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Is this lens compatible with D7100: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR (Model A14NII)

  6. Posted February 14, 2014 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I would like to buy a Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens plus a compatible TC for zoom multiplication. Does it work with Nikon D7100 DSLR?? Does the said lens compatible with the built in AF motor of the camera to set the auto focus system (same as Nikon 50mm 1.8D lens which is perfectly working with my Nikon D7100 camera’s built-n AF motor to auto focus even if the lens is manual prime)??
    thanks
    Suresh

    • dcnadmin
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi Suresh,

      Yes it is sure compatible with D7100. You can even use this lens with entry-level models like D3200, D5100, D5200 etc. But you have to know that this lens is all manual use only. This means it doesn’t send info to the camera. You have to set aperture, shutter speed, ISO manually. Also there is no stabilisation on the lens. This means it really needs a tripod usage.

      Anyway this is a good lens for a very affordable price with its focal length.

      • Posted February 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

        Thanks a lot for the valuable reply….appreciated..
        Suresh

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