Some close ups with the Nikon 1 V1 and some old, old friends

There is no dedicated macro lens for the Nikon 1 system to date. I have tried the 105mm f2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor with the FT-1 adapter. This was successful but, it does not use the normal operation of the V1. I had a couple of old Apochromats from long ago. They are Leica Leitz ELPRO VIa and VIb. I was able to get a 40.5mm to Series VI adapter and today took them out to see how well they would work with the Nikkor 1 30-110mm. Very well as it turns out.

Here are a few shots with them.

Honeybee    Flower

The first two, above, were taken with the VIa which provides a bit less magification than the VIb.  The a is much easier to handhold since the Depth Of Field (DOF) is extremely shallow.  To get a bit more control, I took these pictures of ants with the VIb on a monopod.

Ants 1    Ants 2

A tripod would have been a better choice with a clamp to hold the stalk on the second shot.

Until there is a dedicated CX macro lens, I think I will prefer this to my other macro lenses using the FT-1 adapter.

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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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2 Responses to Some close ups with the Nikon 1 V1 and some old, old friends

  1. Kauko Hamalainen says:

    Suburban ospreys?! Here in Finland they live strictly in the nature – and a rare sight too…
    BTW, all 40.5 to Series VI- adapters seem to have vanished from eBay.

    • Finland and Scotland may well be at the northern edge of the Osprey’s range. Florida is well populated with them as is most of the east coast of the US.

      It appears that it is true that the 40.5 adapters have disappeared. I haven’t been checking for them so I did a search and didn’t find any.

      I have two! Perhaps I can sell one and become rich 🙂

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