These shots do not do justice to the camera but show some of the potential of these darling little V1s. I went out Monday morning to shoot in 27 degree weather with two V1s. One with a 300mm F4 AFS, and the other with an old Nikon 500mm F5 shooting at 810mm and 1350mm @ 35mm respectively. I took all the shots free hand which was an injustice to the cameras, and still got some decent shots. It was too cold to stand still with the wind blowing across the water. Keep it mind many of these shots taken at 1/500th which is not fast enough for the lenses, especially now that I am pushing 70. One camera was set for low ISO, as I recall the 500mm and the 300m was shot mostly at 800 ISO because wanted to capture some BIF.
BHPhoto is still selling the one and two lens bundles for 300 and 400 respectively which is a steal in my book, and the primary reason i ordered my third V1. The V2 is not really rated significantly better than the V1, and even missing some features, so take a look if you want a FUN Camera that is light enough to really enjoy. The V1 can take some good pictures. If you cannot stand to see any noise pass on it, but this noise looks more like grain than the noise found on most cameras. Tracking birds in flight with an 810mm is not easy but with more practice is fairly doable to me.
A few, actually 33, pictures from pre-Christmas day can be found on the link below:
I agree with all you say about the Nikon1, I too bought a 2nd kit & they are such a joy to use & handy to have with you always. My Flickr posts using it are here:
Lets hope Nikon decide to bring out more faster lenses for the system!
regards to all,
i love my nikon v1.... was just comparing with v2 no real big changes... I DO AGREE I AM READY FOR SOME NEW LENSES!!!
I will sell one and get a V2, don't want to get carried away... I figure I can get more for the newer one, and I wonder of there's any interest in a body-only?
They haven't actually done one yet (as of a few days ago).
Rather than be the Earliest Adopter, I want to be the snotty mouthy kid that urges you guys to go first
These are great little industrial cameras, both for their high speed video capability and the ease of use. I have to tape over the mode select dial to keep from going into the stupid motion snapshot and picture select modes by mistake.
"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought"--Albert Szent-Gyorgy
The high speed video is amazing. If I was still running an industrial business unit it would be a no brainer to have one of these in every lab, production office, and technical service representatives' hands. They would pay for themselves quickly.
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.