I’m writing this post on the foot heals of buying a new lens for my Nikon D7000 camera. When I did this, I had a few things in mind that I wanted to accomplish. But did you know that if you go into a hobby shop that you love and are set in purchasing only one item – you’ve got yourself fooled? There is this thing called the domino effect.
When I went into my local camera world here in Portland, I went with the intention of buying a lapel microphone for my Nikon D7000. It seems that when I go into a place such as a camera shop, I get very excited at the technology aspect of the items they have for sale. Of course, when I hear the price it puts a damper on things a bit. However, today was a different type of day. I was preparing for the setup of my online marketing that I’m starting. Disclaimer: this stuff isn’t necessary but very nice to have in order to succeed in internet marketing.
So, I decided to purchase a wireless lavalier microphone setup and also a couple new batteries for my GoPro and my Nikon D7000. What I didn’t expect is that I would be purchasing is a new lens for my Nikon D7000. It’s just one of those types of lenses that every photographer needs. I purchased the new Tamron 10-24mm 2.8 lens. I also had the choice of whether or not I wanted to buy the Nikon version of the same lens. However, when I saw the price difference and the benefits that Tamron offered and made an almost instant decision to buy the Tamron.
Right now, I just don’t see spending almost double what I spent for the Tamron to get the Nikon lens. Plus, I did get a couple other items that made the day a very fun day at Camera World.
One of the reasons that I bought this lens was to be able to do close range videos for my blog here and on my marketing site. This is a purchase that I plan on making much use out of and of course, this will be a tax write off for my business. It’s just another perk of owning a business. So to those that follow me on this site and/or my marketing site – you can expect more videos from me in different locations rather than from just a webcam at my house! I’m very excited to put this to use on my Nikon D7000 DSLR.
Nikon D7000 – The downfalls of DSLR Video
I know a few photography friends and have heard that Canon has the best video quality. I’m told that Nikon doesn’t render black that well and Canon does. That’s all great for professional video quality productions but I’m not doing things for that level. If I were, I’d just go purchase a professional level video camera.
I’m pretty sure that there isn’t much of a difference between the Nikon and Tamron lens that I just purchased. In fact, I’d be willing to go out on a limb and say that the Tamron 10-24mm 2.8 lens is better than the Nikon.
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