Using the Nikon V1 with the Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens

When I got my V1 I also got the Nikon FT-1 adapter which allows me to use modern AF-S Nikkor lenses on the camera. I haven’t used it a lot because I am generally happy with the 10-30mm and 30-110mm 1 Nikkors that are designed for the camera. They make an excellent walk-around kit.
Today, I was stuck at the house and looking for something to do. I already had plenty of shots of the bees in the magnolia. I noticed the 70-300mm on the D90 and decided to see how it worked with the V1. These shots were taken with the V1 / FT-1 / 70-300mm combo on a lightweight monopod.

I took a shot down the canal at a sailboat on the other side at the marked focal lengths of 300, 200, 135, 100 and 70. I missed the 135 setting by a little bit so ended up with 140mm for one of the shots. Here they are in the order of 300 to 70mm. All of the images here are straight from the camera jpegs resized to 1024×768 for use on the web. The cropped shots are all from the original jpegs and were not resized before cropping. Here is a shot of the boat at 300mm which is equivalent to 810mm in 35mm terms.
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Here are crops from the center of that image and the bottom left corner.
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Here are the shots at 200mm(540) and 140mm(378)
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and the shots at 100mm(270) and 70mm(189)
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These certainly look like a satisfactory result to me. Then, I noticed one of the bee beaten magnolias and tried a shot at about 100mm to see how it worked at a closer distance. Here is the shot resized to 1024×768 as above and a direct crop of the center from the full image. For all of these, you can click for a larger view.
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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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