Category Archives: Camera Gear

V1 Telezoom size comparisons

In a couple of my posts now I’ve shown images with the Nikon V1 and Nikkor 55-200mm DX VR lens. I pointed out that I really like it on the body and was not concerned about it’s weight on the … Continue reading

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Nikon V1 with the Nikkor 55-200mm VR kit lens

The Nikkor 55-200mm VR is a common kit zoom for the DSLR range. I tried one on my Nikon V1 using the FT-1 adapter. I had previously tried other AF-S lenses but felt that they were cumbersome and the requirement … Continue reading

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V1 closeups with the Leitz ELPRO achromat lenses

I’ve mentioned using the Leitz ELPRO achromats with the V1 for some of the closeups below. I generally just put one on the lens I had on and let the subject guide the image. I wasn’t really worried about absolute … Continue reading

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One last action post

The Nikon V1 has an electronic shutter as well as a mechanical shutter. Some electronic shutters have problems at higher shutter speeds and moving subjects. They cause some distortion called a ‘rolling shutter effect’. Today, I was out looking for … Continue reading

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Shooting action – Old School

A couple of posts on internet forums about shooting action shots reminded me of shooting sports in high school. Most of my action shots now involve wildlife and for a while I shot equestrian events. Those are all different sorts … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Comparisons Nikon V1 with 30-110, 70-300 VR and 70-200 VR with TC-17E

This morning was bright, cold and windy. On my morning walk, I passed the palm snag and noticed the Red-Bellied Woodpecker trying to stay warm on the sunny side of the snag and out of the wind. I figured he … Continue reading

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A few birds with the Nikon 1 V1

The Nikon 1 V1 isn’t the best camera for catching birds in flight but for general birding and behavioral shots it works very well. I use it with it’s own Nikkor 1 30-110mm telephoto zoom and the Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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