Nikon Who got a Nikon V1 and still has it?

BruPri

Top Veteran
May 11, 2011
Seattle, Washington USA
Bruce J. Pritchard
I ask because I don't see a lot of activity on the forum. Truth be told, I had my doubts two days in until I had a revelation in the form of an FT1 adaptor and an AF-S Nikkor 85 1.8 lens. It transformed the camera, fast AF, no more fuzzy, grainy images. I have renewed enthusiasm for the thing, I even picked up a 35 1.8 and will probably get the 10mm 2.8
Obviously there's a tradeoff, the larger lenses ain't pocketable but it works like a champ.
Here's one with the 85mm f/1.8G, ISO 250@f2.8
 

BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
S W France
Bill
I'm planning to get one when I have time - with the FT1 and a few dedicated lens - I reckon that is all I will need in a compact camera and it will replace my M43 stuff.

I will use it alongside my Nikon DSLR and also plan to use it with my Nikon 300mm f4
 

BruPri

Top Veteran
May 11, 2011
Seattle, Washington USA
Bruce J. Pritchard
That's a smart move Bill, I've standardized on X-Pro 1/Contax for my main rig but wished I had more Nikon glass to play with. I'm happy with the two lenses I did get though.
 

BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
S W France
Bill
Pity Andrew is not in the UK or France as the V1 with the twin lens pack is about US$1100 here, but to import from the US would add 30% to the sale price
 

silverbullet

Regular
Oct 20, 2010
Germany
Bill, what's going wrong with m4/3?

Now Oly has a very impressive OM-D which is better as similar cams including the Leica X1/2 and your 'stuff' (of m4/3 lenses) will get a new life. Plus your Nikon lenses as well......

Yesterday I grabed the Oly - the only small drawback for me is the tiny knob-layout and sizes at the back, but after two weeks it should be ok....

Cheers
Bernd
 

Andrewteee

All-Pro
Jul 8, 2010
Pity Andrew is not in the UK or France as the V1 with the twin lens pack is about US$1100 here, but to import from the US would add 30% to the sale price
Bill, Just send me on a vacation to Europe and I'll drop it off in person for free :biggrin:
 

Archiver

Top Veteran
Jul 11, 2010
Melbourne, Australia
It's posts and photos like these which make me wonder where to draw the line between a small and large sensor camera. We've always thought of cameras like the Panasonic LX series, Ricoh GRD series, Canon S and G series as having small sensors. Then the Fuji X10 comes along with a 2/3rd inch sensor, and now the Nikon 1 and Sony RX cameras sport 1 inch sensors.

Where is the cut off point? When do we say, 'this is a small sensor camera, this is a large sensor camera?' The photos of the flowers and train above look like 'large' sensor images; and they are, from a 1 inch sensor. But it's only large by comparison with its predecessors.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
I'm hoping Nikon will release a V2 that has more direct controls and a super menu to access all the options. I was very impressed with the AF of the Nikon 1's.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
Very true! I think a menu change and some button customizability via firmware update would address the few issues I had with the V1. My only other issue (that I can remember) was the auto-ISO implementation. So a V2 is actually not needed as long as Nikon is willing to update the firmware and implement the changes. Keeping my fingers crossed!
 

pec

Rookie
Aug 24, 2012
I am planning on keeping my V1 kit as an ultra light weight hiking solution (see A Chance Encounter | Western Alberta ) for some shots in July. The FT-1 with the 70-200 makes a great wildlife option too.

That being said I am probably going to sell off my DX stuff to fund an XP1....at least that is my thinking today :)
 

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