>Presently I own a Canon 7d with one Lens 24-105mm F4 thinking >of switching to Nikon D7000 and need some advice on what >lenses to start with.
I think the closest lens to match the 24-105 F4 you have now would be a Nikon 24-120mm F4G VR lens... only thing is, is I believe it costs a little more then the Canon lens you have... If you are OK with 24mm on your 7D, then that would be the closest. Other wise you go up to a 24-70mm F2.8G. Cost is yet higher but a great lens to have for the extra stop of light.... the 24-120 has VR also... Then I would suggest a low light prime, either the 35mm F1.8G or 50mm F1.4 or F1.8... they make an older 50mm F1.8D and F1.4D that Af's with the built in motor of the D7000 also for even less money.... Hope this helps get you started... Also the 18-105mm suggested isn't a bad lens either, I just feel that for the cost of that lens on it's own, is money better spent on better built lenses.... optics are good but build and AF speed will be much slower then what you are used to....
It really depends on your budget and what you mainly photograph. With that said, I believe the Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR is a very good all purpose lens. It focuses very fast and the VR is really good. You can find them here in the "want to sell" forum or on ebay around $500 new. It provides some reach and has really good IQ throughout the range. Welcome to the community and good luck with your search.
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If you are heading down the path of switching to Nikon, you might want to look at KEH.com. They buy gear and offer a credit on trade.
My basic kit for the D7000 is built around very good quality DX glass, light weight, and flexibility. I use the Nikon 16-85 VR and 70-300 VR. It's a little more than you might spend with a one lens solution, but nice quality in a light package.
Mon 19-Mar-12 04:08 AM | edited Mon 19-Mar-12 04:15 AM by icslowmo
Well if you do get the D700, then the 24-120 VR F4 lens would cover the walk around lens equal to 16-80mm on a DX camera which would be the 16-85 mentioned already... then you could get the 70-300 VR also mentioned for telephoto end... two lens kit covering wide to long ends with a great FX camera that a lot of people love... Only thing to keep in mind is the D700 doesn't do video, so if that's not of concern, then that would be a great set-up plus a 50mm prime f1.4 or f1.8 for low light shooting.... good luck with sales and enjoy the new setup...
P.S. Just wondering why you wouln't just get a 5D MKII for a good price used since the MKIII just came out and is shipping soon???? The 24-105 f4 you have is a good lens from what I gather and you could get the 70-200 f4 IS II for tele end.... Only thing I could think of is the AF system is not as nice as the 7D from what I know, but would be a good primary camera since the 7D and the 5D mkII use the same btteries and all.... Sorry if I make any die hard Nikon fans made, but seems like a more logical step to me.... just wondering the reason for the wanting to switch systems...