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!
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.