I recently picked up a new Nikon D7000 body for use as a video recorder. I already have a Panasonic TM-700 but really wanted start using some of my prime glass which I have been collecting over the past few decades. It fits nicely between my Panasonic and my principle stills camera, a D-700.

Of course, this is a new animal and needs a considerable amount of testing before being "cut loose" for anything major. Anyway, this short test was done with a large 14mm Sigma EX lens (ultrawide) with a max aperture of f/2.8. It has a delightful bokeh and gorgeous flare as a photographic lens so how did it stack up as a video lens? Not too shabby, in the least!

Lesson learned...focusing is indeed a bear and I can tell that a Zacuto Z-Finder is in my immediate future.

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