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D7000 and Fricken' Lasers

11/16/2010 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

David Hobby's final photo:​photos/​davidhobby/​5105768518/​

Dave Kile's set up shots:​photos/​alhazen/​sets/​72157625219528260/​

Today, I got to assist David Hobby of Strobist fame again so here's another little behind the scenes video. The last video was with my iPhone 3Gs. Since then, I've stepped up to the new Nikon D7000. I've got a steep learning curve when it comes to photos, and it's even worse with video. So if you have any comments, go easy on me.

Again, David has that easy going conversational tone about him when he interacts with people. They're at ease, they're relaxed; he gets the photo.

With the camera I had the ISO set to auto with a top end of 3200. You'll see in the video it adjusts from ISO 200 to 3200 rather quickly. As you may or may not know, it has full time auto focus and can prioritize faces while doing this.

I have one ding (major/minor? I dunno yet) when shooting video on this camera. The microphone is very sensitive. Near the end of the video (3:40) when the auto focus starts to hunt, the microphone picks up this sound from the camera. I don't know how big an issue that will be in the long run. But, in this video, you can hear it's pretty loud. You heard it here first. Although if you're doing serious video you're probably using an external mic or laying sound over top of the video.