Today’s article will be based around taking a look at what we feel are the two strongest lenses for the title of the best macro lens for Nikon d7200 cameras currently available on the market right now. Although we initially had a few more lenses on our short list, we eventually managed to settle on these two as we feel they will offer our readers the best deal.
Both of these macro lenses have managed to grow a solid customer base of photographers who use them as their go-to macro photography lens. This has resulted in both of them having a solid reputation within the community as they have great functionality with awsome performance for a very fair price. Additionally, both of these lenses will natively fit the lens mount on your Nikon d7200 without the need to pick up any adaptors or converters.
The Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens
As it is a prime lens based around the 100mm focal length it is perfect for all types of macro photography while being able to provide you with some of the best image quality for your photographs. Over the years, the customer base of the Tokina AT-X 100mm has chosen to post a ton of independent reviews online (click to read some) that can offer you a third-party perspective of the lens.
The low light performance of the lens has received a little criticism over the years but we feel that the vast majority of our readers will have no issues with the lens. Prior to capturing your photograph, you can use the manual focus ring on the lens to quickly and easily tweak the focus level of the image to get the perfect photograph that you want. The manual ring is very smooth and easy to locate while looking at the viewfinder of your camera to making the process even easier.
All in all, if you own a Nikon d7200 and are looking to improve your macro photography without breaking the bank then we feel that the Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens is the lens for you. Its mix of build quality, performance, and functionality all for a very fair price make it the obvious choice for you.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tokina AT-X 100mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Tamron AF 60mm f/2.0 SP DI II LD IF 1:1 Macro Lens
It is a more expensive macro lens than the Tokina lens above and as so comes with a slightly better build quality and a better level of performance and functionality. Only you are able to decide if the additional price for this additional features are worth it though. We feel many of our readers will be fine with the Tokina lens above but if you are doing paid client work then it is probably better to go with this Tamron lens for your macro photography.
Again, this is a prime lens based around the 60mm focal length that has proven to be fairly popular with the community. Over the years since its release, a number of macro photographers who own the Tamron AF 60mm have posted independent reviews of the lens (click to read) that you may find helpful.
We feel that the photograph above offers a good example of the image quality the Tamron AF 60mm can offer you but it is a fairly versatile lens that will serve both you and your d7200 well in all macro photography sub-niches. One of the main advantages of this Tamron lens over the Tokina lens covered above is its low light performance. This Tamron offering absolutely blows the Tokina lens out the water when it comes to low light macro photography so if you are expecting to be working in low light this is the lens for you.
We would recommend this lens to any of our readers who own a Nikon d7200 and are going paid client work or low light macro photography. If you are an entry-level photographer then the Tokina lens will probably be a better option for your macro photography due to it offering a similar level of performance for a much lower price.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron AF 60mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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