Our article today is based around taking a look at what we feel are the sharpest lenses for Nikon d7100 cameras on the market right now. Rather than just focus on one lens we will be featuring two lenses, one based around portraits and one based around landscape to try and meet your needs no matter the situation.
Now, in reality, the sharpest lenses would probably be those from Sigmas Art range but their price tag is often higher than your d7100 so we have decided to feature cheaper lenses that have the proven capability to provide some very sharp high image quality photographs for your Nikon d7100.
The Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens (Portrait)
For the price tag of the lens, the build quality is actually surprisingly good making the lens very easy to use while also being very robust at the same time. Being a prime lens with a focal length of 50mm it is ideal for any portrait or wedding photography that you may wish to use it for and will provide you with very sharp photographs like some of the examples captured with the lens in our article.
Being a Nikon lens, it will seamlessly attach to the lens mount on your Nikon d7100’s camera body without issues or the need to pick up any lens converters. Due to being a prime lens, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D has no zoom capability at all but its focusing is solid and the manual focus ring is very easy to use.
The f/1.8 aperture of the lens also allows it to take some very sharp images in low light and nighttime conditions too. This allows you to use the lens in a large number of common situations where you may find yourself wanting to capture a high-quality photograph.
Wrapping this section up, if you want a budget-friendly, high performing portrait lens for your Nikon d7100 then you should definitely be looking towards picking up the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Lens (Landscape)
Again, coming from Nikon, it has a very good build quality that makes the lens easy to use with your d7100. The manual focus ring is responsive and easy to use meaning that you are able to quickly tweak the focus level to perfection as required before choosing to capture your photo.
The landscape photographs above and below show the level of image quality that the lens can provide for you. Now the f/2.8 aperture on the lens is not as efficient as the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D covered above for low light photography, it still performs very well, especially for its price point in the market.
The image below does a great job of giving an example of a low light photograph captured using the lens while showing just how sharp it is. It also performs relatively well beating the rest of the lenses at its price point when capturing images at nighttime too.
If you are wanting to pick up a cheap sharp little landscape lens for your Nikon d7100 then the Nikon 28mm f/2.8D is a great option that will be a good addition to your camera accessories. It has a solid reputation and is also well known for its sharp image quality making it the obvious choice for landscape and wide angle photography.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon 28mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Rò – Waiting for someone Who plays with me – https://flic.kr/p/9uE27S
Rò – Metallic Sensations – https://flic.kr/p/9uE27S
Lenny K Photography – Hopetoun Falls Victoria – https://flic.kr/p/xxwUV3
Carsten Linke – Sonnenuntergang an der A14 – https://flic.kr/p/fa9S2g