"The D7000 is Nikon's best DSLR ever" - Ken Rockwell - Part 2 - 10-24mm and 16-45mm Zoom lenses.

Nikon D7000 10-24mm Zoom

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-5.6

This is a really good lens. Very sharp in the centre, even wide open.

A blowup from the above picture.


I think this is really very good indeed for a wide-angle zoom. 

Nikon D7000 10-24mm Zoom

Nikon D7000 10-24mm Zoom

Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6

Not as good as the 10-24 wide open but still a very decent zoom lens.

Nikon D7000 16-85mm Zoom




Nikon D7000 16-85mm Zoom
Nikon D7000 16-85mm Zoom

Both lenses are very well constructed, and feel very solid in the hand without being excessively heavy. Interestingly, the D7000 is only just over 100g less than my last DSLR, the Sony a850, yet feels a lot lighter. Probably because the 28-75mm zoom I used on the Sony was pretty heavy, which made the camera feel much bulkier.

I'm cetainly very pleased with the performance of both the lenses, and the 10-24mm is a lens I can see myself using a lot.