Hello. Am making the move from Z1 to hdslr now. bought a d7000 today with the 18-105 mm lens attached to it. also ordered a 55-200 mm af dx lens with it. what else shall i invest in?
I'd ideally like to use d7000 for both wedding videos and photos. is battery grip (mb 11) a must for using this cam for videos? what shoulder rig/body mount should i get? will this camera work with a normal z1 tripod? does it come with a battery? how long does the battery last for? how many other batteries should i get and how many memory cards? i am thinking of 64 gbp cards? what do the classes mean on these cards? which flashgun? anything else you lot can think of - will be very grateful
If it were me, and it has been in my own purchases, I wouldn't buy 64gb cards. You are entrusting too much of the day to one card and praying that one card doesn't fail.
The class rating on cards is how fast a card will accept the data the camera sends it. The higher the number, the faster the card, supposedly. If your card is too slow, the camera will render errors, causing you to loose footage.
Most cameras are able to utilize most Class 10 cards and do just fine. I have seen people suggest a very expensive brand of card for my camera, which I haven't found a need for. I use a good but less expensive card, the Patriot LX 16gb and with my Panasonic I can get upwards of two hours of footage on it, depending on my settings.
Some people prefer shoulder rigs, but your tripod will also work well too. I also use a Manfrotto 561B monopod instead of the shoulder rig and I love it!