Best lenses for the 24-Mpix Nikon D7100: Wide-angle and primes and zooms

By Kevin Carter - Friday, October 11, 2013

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Best lenses for the 24-Mpix Nikon D7100: Wide-angle and primes and zooms

This is the fourth and final part in the series of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100, where we’ve analyzed over 20 Nikkor and third-party wide and ultra wide angle prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality.

Read onto find out which of these lenses are the best performers when paired with Nikon’s ultra-high resolution 24-Mpix APS-C format semi-pro model.

This is the last of a four part series, where we've analysed the optical performance of 22 wide-angle and ultra wide-angle lenses from Nikon and third-party makers. Nikon are no strangers to this group of focal lengths, of course, having once made one of the most extensive and respected ranges of wide-angle lenses in the history of the 35mm format. Today, Nikon and the third party makers such as Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss offer an expansive range of models that exceed those models from yesteryear in both scope and performance. We’ve tested the high-resolution D7100 with 10 full-frame primes between 14mm and 24mm in focal length and 12 zooms including the DX format ultra-wide Sigma 8-16mm (12-24mm equivalent) f/4.5-5.6 and Nikon’s extreme full-frame AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Best wide and ultra-angle primes for the D7100

Best wide angle zooms for the D7100