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Best Lenses for Nikon D7500

Since looking at the specifications packed inside newly announced, Nikon D7500, many photographers call it much more than a Mid-range DSLR. Yes, the camera that comes with ISO 1.64 M as Nikon D500 and its incredible 4K recording capability making it the top notch DSLR of the market with APS-C sensor.

Its announcement adds aggressiveness to the vastly growing competition among the camera and lens makers. Well, you are here to find out the best lenses for Nikon D7500. Then here is our lens recommendation that we expect to have a great fit for your Nikon D7500.

Categories Lens
Best portrait AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Best Event
  • Nikon 17-55mm F2.8
  • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8
Must Have travel lens NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
Macro lens Nikon 40mm f/2.8 DX Micro
Lens with more range Nikon 85mm f/3.5G DX Micro
Zoom lens Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR
Best Wide Zoom
  • Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II

Best portrait

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens is a fast, fixed focal-length lens. This optically superb lens delivers high performance and corrects sagittal coma flare and chromatic aberration to produce very sharp and crystal clear images. Further, the implementation of SWM ring type offers smooth and quiet AF operation. The  AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is very ideal for close-ups since the front element and filter mount does not rotate and the barrel length does not change, although all lens groups shift during focusing. Moreover, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G comes with two focus modes, M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus). Its rounded nine-blade diaphragm creates beautiful blurry background

Best Event

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 ($1,497)

The best lens Nikon has ever made and still captures the top areas in the list of best event shooting lens. A lens from Nikon is a wide angle to short telephoto zoom the design of this lens is specially for use with DX format Nikon DSLR cameras. The three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements has been engineered in the construction to reduce chromatic aberration to provide higher resolution with super contrast.  To give you best optical performance three aspherical lens elements greatly minimize distortion, especially at the periphery. The Silent Wave Motor for smooth focusing result and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm within the lens create beautiful background blur.

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

This is probably one of the best lenses of starter. Though, is best third party lens but best in class and will give a stunning balance with Nikon D7500. Before we move further, you should know that Sigma – the only manufacturer in the world to create a F1.8 zoom lens. Sigma 18-35mm has been designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 translates to 27mm-52.5mm on 35mm camera. The outstanding optics of the lens can compensate for aberrations and curvature at the widest angle. Internal focusing and zooming allows for more usability and functionality. The 18-35mm is ideal for wedding, landscape photography, portrait photography, still life photography, snap shots, casual photography, and close-ups and the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures smooth, fast and accurate autofocusing. The lens can give you sharp images almost at all apertures.

Must Have Travel Lens

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G

In this little price, this AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G compact and lightweight prime lens gives you all round performance. The 35mm focal length with F1.8 aperture can create beautiful background blur even in lowlight conditions. As you know very well that the mantra of getting beautiful background in stills and videos a lens with maximum wider aperture is immensely required. And this 35mm f/1.8G is exactly the same that offers maximum aperture of f/1.8, which provides complete depth-of-field control for isolating your subject and creating stunning portraits.

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Macro Lenses

Nikon 40mm f/2.8 DX Micro

A solid Macro lens that takes you much closer to the desired target that provides high resolution and contrast from infinity to life-size (1X) and lets you  capture petal of a flower, the eye of an insect etc with stunning details. the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G offers continuous autofocusing from infinity to 6.4 inches (life-size/1X), ensuring sharpness and clarity in every composition. The optics used inside the core of the lens is superb that creates amazing blurry background when you’re shooting portraits, food or nature—indoors or outdoors. Moreover, the lens is compact, lightweight and versatile enough, so you can carry it with you wherever you go. The length of this lens is not restricted to Macro only but the lens is also great for landscape shooting as well.

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If you need more range

Nikon 85mm f/3.5G DX Micro 

With this amazing and versatile AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens toy can get fantastic close-up, macro and even portrait shooting with Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization. Even while shooting handheld while creating lifesize (1:1 reproduction ratio) this lens produces exceptional sharp images when taking close-up of  flowers, insects, portraits and more. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.

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Zoom Lens

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR

If you want some extra reach then this lens is surely an ideal lens for DX-format DSLR as Nikon D7500 is. Inside the core of this super-telephoto zoom a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) has been incorporated that enables you to effortlessly shoot sharp hand-held images across the entire focal range, plus provides 3.0 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens features very effective High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element, letting you enjoy great optical performance and easy handling in just about any number of shooting situation. Moreover, Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for precise, fast, ultra-quiet autofocus operation

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Best Wide Zoom

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Compact, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens comes With the widest end of 10mm covering a 109° angle of view (nearly fisheye), delivers stunning imaging results. It is ideal for shooting HD videos landscapes, cityscapes, interiors, architecture and more. The optically superb lens can focus on the subjects very quietly and precisely and the lens also resists ghosting and flare to give you exceptional sharp images in any kind of shooting location and also delivers peak performance in HD video shooting.

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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II

With maximum aperture of F2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths that helps the users get exceptional sharp images in lowlight. This lens is greatly superb that allows the proprietary optical design to achieve excellent contrast and sharpness as well as controlling chromatic aberration.

Packing your bag Nikon D7500

Here we will suggest you the name of those three lenses that you must pack in your bags when you are in go for shooting with Nikon D7500. In general, you can pack maximum three to four lenses in you shooting kit.

First lens would be

Nikon 17-55mm F2.8

Yes, though it is a bit pricey lens but I think we have very little choice. As I have already mentioned above that Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 is the boat of dark sea that can snap exceptional sharp quality of images in any kind of shooting situation, especially at low light where most of the lenses in this class fall apart. But if you ask me to suggest some alternative for Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 due to its price range of that seems more than you budget then I would strongly recommend you Sigma 18-35mm F1.8. Yes, its price is within the limit but gives you terrific results so if you adjust this lens somewhere in your bag then you are worry free for event shooting.

Though, both of these lenses are best for event shooting

 When you are packing your bags for outdoor shooting then you may have various subjects to be shot. As you have already a lens inside your bag for Event shooting now how would you capture portraits beautifully? If you want to get stunning portraits then don’t look further Nikon 50mm F1.4 is the answer.  Finally, when you are to shoot subjects seating far away from you without losing details then Zoom lens like Nikon 70-300mm will be a honest choice.

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