After seeing some people reaching out for advice, we have decided to publish a dedicated article on what we feel is the best lens for street photography for Nikon d7100 cameras. Thankfully, unlike some of the subjects that we see people reaching out for advice on, this was an easy and obvious choice making our job much easier. We hope that our article will help any of our readers who own a d7100 and are looking to pick up a decent little lens for street photography.
The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 ART DC HSM
Its build quality is excellent, its image quality is better than the competing lenses at this price point, and its functionality is perfect for street photography. This has made it an instant hit with the photography community and many other street photographers have chosen to post reviews (click here to read some of them) online sharing their opinions and experiences on the lens. We would highly recommend that you take the time to read a few of those third-party reviews as they offer a direct and independent insight into the lenses performance from a street photographers perspective.
We feel that the photograph above does a decent job of showcasing the low light performance of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 that are common when capturing street photos. The lens is also ideal for a bunch of other urban tasks where low light situations are common, the lens also does a great job for night photography too.
Its high-quality build state and design is perfect for operating in low light too. Both the manual zoom and manual focus rings have a totally different texture to the rest of the body of the lens making it really easy to locate them in poor light or without looking away from your viewfinder. This allows you to quickly and easily locate them with minimal effort and without wasting time to tweak your image before capturing it.
Speaking of the manual zoom and focus rings, they both rotate very smoothly and easily requiring minimal effort from you. On top of this, they also have a nice level of resistance for you to work against that does not make them difficult to turn but does help reduce the chance of you accidentally over rotating the rings by accident.
The variable focal length of the lens also allows you to change the amount of zoom easily to quickly and easily adapt your image to the situation while providing some excellent image quality throughout. You can use this to your advantage as the lower level of zoom is perfect for any landscape photography you may need on the streets while the full lens range is ideal for any travel photography too.
Although it is not based around street photography, the videography below was recorded using a Nikon d7100 with a Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 (Click here to check for product prices and availability) mounted on it and gives a great indication of exactly what the lens is able to provide for your camera. The footage does a great job of showing you just how sharp of a picture the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 can provide with minimal effort required on your part.
The lens mount on the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 will allow it to mount directly to the lens mount on your Nikon d7100 camera body without needing to go out and buy any additional adapters. In our opinion, this can further help improve your image quality as some of the lower quality lens mount adapters on the market can have a negative effect on the performance of the lens and the picture it is able to provide you.
If you are looking for a high-quality street photography lens for your Nikon d7100 that is going to serve you well and capture some high-quality street photographs with great image quality then we would highly recommend that you consider the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Giuseppe Milo – Epic – Bucharest, Romania – Color street photography – https://flic.kr/p/UhbwNL
Gabriel Cabral – 885 – https://flic.kr/p/qruNjw
Giuseppe Milo – The classic guy – Bucharest, Romania – Black and white street photography – https://flic.kr/p/TvRm4w