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.

Recommended Nikon D7100 Lenses

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

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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. 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

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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. 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/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/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. 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

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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. 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