1. Everything you wanted to know about Nikon lenses (with example footage) for mounting on any camera with an F Mount adapter and how to setup non-CPU lenses on your Nikon D7000. Nikon has a full range of lenses, with specific models better suited for shooting video than others. On a D7000, a lens with an aperture control ring allows you to change your aperture while in video mode. Used manual lenses are cheap, in general are very fast (f/1.2-f2.8), provide a better experience when focusing manually and are generally very sharp. Check your Nikon manual for compatible lenses, but basically on the D7000 you can't use lenses that are Pre-AI.

    All lenses have pros and cons, so figure out what works for you–try before you buy. Check the fit, finish and settings before putting your money down. Good luck!

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  2. In this product video, Chase Kubasiak explains the benefits of the of DSLR optical viewfinder: Zacuto's Z-Finder Pro. These viewfinders are manufactured in the USA and designed for use with a wide range of DSLR cameras, including the Canon 5D, 7D, 1D, Rebel T2i and Nikon D3s and D7000. Chase discusses the different levels of magnification, special features, extender frames and 2 different types of tall frames for use with battery grips and tall body cameras such as the Canon 1D.

    About the Z-Finder Pro: 2.5x + 3.0x
    Zacuto’s Optical Viewfinders allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. It offers 2.5x or 3.0x focusable magnification,a 40mm diameter Zacuto optical designed lens, an anti-fog coating protective cover, an eyecup preventing extraneous light leakage, a diopter and a field of view perfectly matched to 3” LCD screens. The diopter allows you to dial in the focus to match your eye.

    About the Z-Finder Jr:
    An excellent starter viewfinder that. offers a 2.5x focusable magnification, a 40mm diameter Zacuto optical design lens, a large form fitting eyecup preventing extraneous light leakage, and a field of view perfectly matched to 3” LCD screens. It does not have an anti-fog coated lens. Therefore if you are going in between extreme environments, you will need some type of anti-fog wipe or material.

    To Buy: store.zacuto.com/z-finder-products/

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