This time, we are going to be taking a look at what we feel is the best lens for wedding photography for a Nikon d7000. When it comes to wedding photography, the need of your client as well as you own personal style will come into play a little when it comes to what lens you should be picking up.
Due to this, we are going to be featuring two lenses in our article rather than one. Thankfully, both of these lenses are excellent bits of kit and have a proven history of being able to perform very well as a wedding photography lens. To give you an idea of the image quality the lenses can provide we will also be sharing a number of example photographs in the article too.
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The Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
With the lens having such a great build quality, providing an amazing level of performance, having some great features as well as perfect functionality, it should be no surprise that the lens is very popular. A number of independent wedding photographs love their lens so much they have chosen to post their own reviews online (click here to read some of them) that you can read to get an independent insight into the lens and its performance if you wish.
The 28-70mm focal length that the lens adds to your photography kit is perfect for general purpose wedding photography in our opinion. Down at its 28mm levels, it is perfect for any kind of wide-angle photograph where you want to capture the subject as well as a large amount of the background. For example, the bride and groom in front of their wedding or reception venue to get as much in the frame as possible.
On the flipside, its 70mm level of zoom is perfect for close up photographs of the bride and grooms hands once the rings have been exchanged. On top of this, you also have everything in between as the mid-range zoom capability is perfect for portraits allowing you to get some excellent photographs of the guests enjoying the day.
The f/2.8 aperture that the Nikon 28-70mm comes with is also ideal for capturing photographs for weddings too. Although more and more people are choosing to have more modern venues for their wedding ceremony and reception but we would estimate that the majority are still in poorly lit churches or old buildings that have low light than other lenses would struggle to cope with.
If you are looking to get your hands on an excellent lens for your Nikon D7000 that will help provide excellent image quality for wedding photographers then the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S is the obvious choice in our opinion and should seriously be considered.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF
If this is your style or if you are wanting to add this capability to the services that you offer then we feel the best lens for wedding photography for a Nikon d7000 is the Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Its massive 70-200mm focal length is perfect for sniping photographs without the subject realizing that you are capturing them and the image quality is excellent.
The build quality of the lens is solid as its performance and features but the main weakness of the lens from its functionality is that it offers zero wide-angle performance and its portrait performance is not the best either. Due to this, we would only recommend you consider this lens as a secondary lens specifically for the sniping style of wedding photographs. While picking up the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 above as the lenses essentially complement each other by covering each other’s weaknesses and keeping you covered for all situations.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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