I am looking to buy the Nikon D7000, but can't decide which lens will work better. It's between the 16-85mm or the 18-105 VR lens...I've read some reviews that made it seem like the 16-85 wasn't working right with the new D7000. Any preferences?
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I'm not sure what you mean by "work better" but it depends on what you shoot, and what your budget is.
I would be using it for family, portrait, engagement photos etc...I read that the 16-85 shoots much sharper but is it worth it to spend the extra $$ than the 18-105. I'll spend it if it seems to be better...I just don't know which lens I should buy with the D7000.
You're bound to be redirected to the many other threads covering this subject but in the interim I'll just say that I was in the same boat - bought the D7000 body with plans of getting "that special" lens instead of the kit 18-105mm lens. I bought the 16-85mm and like it but can't say that it's better in image quality vs. the 18-105mm only because I don't have it to compare. My co-worker just bought the D7K with the kit 18-105mm lens and it does feel lighter and looser when turning the zoom vs. my 16-85. He's taken very nice photos with it as well.
You have many routes to take and this also depends on the look that you'd like. If you're going to shoot portraits and engagement photos it's probably best to invest in f/1.8 and f/2.8 primes and just get the 18-105mm kit lens for general walk around and family use. I recently got the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 D and absolutely LOVE it for portraits. It's fast as lightning and sharp as a tack. You will not get the same effect at 85mm with either of those other lenses.
My recommendation - get the 18-105mm kit and spend for the 85mm f/1.8 prime lens for the portrait work.
please check the forum - DO A SEARCH - we had covered the 16-85 vs 18-105 topic couple of times (even recently)
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