Reader Question: Why Can’t I Zoom My DSLR with the “Zoom” Buttons on the Camera Body?

Nikon D7000

Photography Bay reader, Carol, just got her new D7000 camera. As a new DSLR user, she wants to know more about zooming with the camera and lens.

I just purchased a D7000 camera, and in using the various features, I noticed that I can NOT take a picture in the zoom in or out setting. Apparently this setting is used only for playback viewing?  Why is that?

Here’s my response to Carol on why this is the case with DSLRs like the Nikon D7000…. [Read more...]