A closeup experiment with the Nikon V1

After trying the Nikon 1 V1 with the Nikkor 1 30-110mm VR and the Raynox M-150 I decided it was a keeper for bugs. So, I decided to try an experiment on closest focus with the Raynox 150 and 250 apochromat lenses. All I wanted to see was field of view at closest focus. It was a pretty simple experiment. I simply put the lenscap up on a desklamp and took the closest shot I could get with the lens at 110mm. The first shot here is just an overview to show you the size of the Nikon 1 40.5mm lenscap compared to a quarter. The next shot is the M-150 and the third the M-250. All are handheld and the images include the exif if anyone is interested.


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As you can see, the M-250 gets you a lot closer.  This would be good for small detail on a watch or something but, would be really tough to find good focus on an insect in the wild.



About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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