Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" $1200 is going to be hard to ... [snip!] ... for under $1200. I hope you get to buy what you want though "</blockquote> What's a must have lens for d7000?"
Def. a 50mm. Either the 1.4 or 1.8. The 1.8 is a lot cheaper. I love my 50mm 1.8. I don't think I'd use below an f1.8 much and there's not a huge difference between 1.4 and 1.8.
I bought my d7000 refurbished from B&H for 750 and the lens was from B&H for 150.
A DSLR is a big investment. Even just starting out I think you should buy a good camera b/c once you learn to use it you'll want a better one if you don't get a good one now. The d7000 is a really good camera so don't feel like your selling yourself short not getting a full frame.