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Convergentus Registered since 31st Jan 2012Fri 02-Mar-12 07:04 PM
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"New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"


Johannesburg, ZA
          

Richard Franiec has launched a custom grip for the V1 machined from high grade aluminum alloy:

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$34.95 plus shipping. Details at: http://www.kleptography.com/rf/

  

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kevinwa Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009Sun 29-Apr-12 02:18 PM
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#1. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Scottsdale, US
          

Has anyone tried this grip or the Nikon grip. Any preferences?

  

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macfish Registered since 05th Nov 2004Sun 29-Apr-12 06:50 PM
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#2. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Columbus, US
          

Yes, I have Richard's grip, along with the RRS L-plate.
Love both. The l-plate provides some extra grip on its own, particularly when shooting using the LCD. Also protects the bottom of the camera. Was a bit concerned whether the grip would fit with the l-plate mounted, but works like a charm. Have used his grips on several cameras, hope he's working on one for the Olympus EM5!

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kevinwa Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009Sun 29-Apr-12 08:18 PM
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#3. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Scottsdale, US
          

macfish -

Thanks for your reply. I was thinking it would be better then the Nikon Grip as it covers the battery and memory card (although I guess it's simple to take off I guess) and it's less $$.

  

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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Mon 30-Apr-12 01:38 PM
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#4. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Gendt, NL
          

I tried both.

The Nikon grip is somewhat sturdier: a bit more grip, but it covers the battery/card compartment.

I have chosen for Richards grip.

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Mon 30-Apr-12 04:10 PM
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#5. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

I have a comment and a question. It appears that the biggest difference (in my opinion) is that Franiec's is glued on and the Nikon product screws on at the tripod socket location. (It bothers me to glue something like this on! Otherwise I like it better. Can y'all confirm that my understanding is correct?)

The real question I have is what the Franiec looks like on the back. All of his photos published on Picasa show the front and top. Nothing on the back or bottom. And does it interfere with the Giottos 3 inch monitor/screen cover?

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macfish Registered since 05th Nov 2004Mon 30-Apr-12 04:55 PM
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#6. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Columbus, US
          

You are mostly correct. The Franiec grip uses 3M tape. Very robust tape. While I have never done it, he says you can remove it with some careful work with dental floss.
His grip is a single piece that attaches at the front and wraps slightly around the side, providing the two points of adhesion. There is no back or bottom piece, so it interferes with nothing.
The RRS plate allows access to the battery/card door, and can be configured to clear the mic/AV panel as well.
HTH

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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Mon 30-Apr-12 10:36 PM
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#7. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

Thanks for the clear answer Kirk. It helped immensely.

Tom
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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Tue 01-May-12 01:15 PM
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#10. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Gendt, NL
          

>Yes, I have Richard's grip, along with the RRS L-plate.

Which plate are you talking about? Couldn't find any "Richard"-one.

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Wed 02-May-12 08:18 AM
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#12. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Saddle river, US
          

>>Yes, I have Richard's grip, along with the RRS L-plate.
>
>Which plate are you talking about? Couldn't find any
>"Richard"-one.

He's referring to the Really Right Stuff L plate for attaching the camera to a suitable Arca-Swiss compatable clamp.

  

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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Wed 02-May-12 02:37 PM
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#13. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

There are actually two different RRS L-plates (perhaps I'm stating the obvious), one for the camera itself and one for the FT1 in case you are using a DSLR lens that doesn't have a foot. I'm not sure which one he means since both actually do help grip the camera/lens, although typically one doesn't use the left hand to grip but rather to adjust lens functions.

Tom
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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Wed 02-May-12 03:00 PM
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#14. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Gendt, NL
          

>>>Yes, I have Richard's grip, along with the RRS
>L-plate.
>>
>>Which plate are you talking about? Couldn't find any
>>"Richard"-one.
>
>He's referring to the Really Right Stuff L plate for attaching
>the camera to a suitable Arca-Swiss compatable clamp.


Thanks so much.
Didn't know about this plate: ordered, because I believe in the SwissArca system, it's needed.

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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jjimerson Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jun 2006Wed 02-May-12 06:38 PM
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#15. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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El Paso, US
          

I have a question on the RSS "L" plate.
Can you attach the FT1 adaptor?
I cannot tell from the RSS site if it protrudes to much.

Thanks

Jack Jimerson
Nikonian in Far West Texas

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macfish Registered since 05th Nov 2004Thu 03-May-12 02:49 PM
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#16. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Columbus, US
          

Yes you can attach the FT-1. However, if at some time you want their L-plate for the FT-1, note that you'll need revision B of the camera plate. shouldn't be an issue, my guess is that all the camera plates they are shipping now are revision B.

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Tue 01-May-12 02:06 AM
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#8. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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New York, US
          

I ordered Richard's grip. The tape does not bother me; most 3M glues can be removed.

Jon Kandel
A New York City Nikonian and Team Member
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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Tue 01-May-12 09:45 PM
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#11. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

> I ordered Richard's grip. The tape does not bother me;
>most 3M glues can be removed.
>
>Jon Kandel
>A New York City Nikonian and Team Member
>Please visit my website and critique the
>images!
>

So did I. I had only seen the word adhesive when I first looked at the post.

Tom
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kevinwa Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009Tue 01-May-12 02:26 AM
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#9. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Scottsdale, US
          

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Its nice having good information to make your decision with. I purchased the Richard Franiec grip.

  

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Thu 03-May-12 11:56 PM
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#17. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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New York, US
          

Got the grip, and I think the adhesive will hold just fine. I have small-ish hands, and the grip does help; I can grab beter with my ring and pinky fingers.

Jon Kandel
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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Fri 04-May-12 12:31 AM
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#18. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

I'm expecting mine any day now too Jon. I will probably examine all elements of the system before I apply the tape (just to avoid any unnecessary removal later).

Tom
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#19. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Gendt, NL
          

Hi,

I got the RRS ArcaSwissPlate B1V1 (especiallly made for the V1/J1!) and it's good! Other than what is was supposed to do it adds some more grip: I like it!

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Fri 04-May-12 03:14 PM
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#20. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

>Hi,
>
>I got the RRS ArcaSwissPlate B1V1 (especiallly made for the
>V1/J1!) and it's good! Other than what is was supposed to do
>it adds some more grip: I like it!

I just ordered that one today. I already have the FT1 L-plate, but imagined that I would want an Arca-Swiss mount on the camera without the FT1.

Tom
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#21. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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Frederick, US
          

Back to the Custom Grip... I just installed mine and I really like the way it looks and handles. It feels even better than I though it would, neither overly bulky nor too subdued - as Goldilocks said, "just right!"

Tom
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#22. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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New York, US
          

I shot some today, and I am holding the grip with my middle and ring fingers. It's very nice.

Jon Kandel
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#23. "RE: New: Custom Grip for the Nikon 1 V1"
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CA
          

I bought the Nikon custom grip and like it very much.Got it much cheaper here in Canada.Personally I really like the look of it better than the Franiec one.The grip is very well made and it suits my large hands.The camera can be used with it on or off, no sticky to worry about.As far as taking it off to get at the card, its done in 2 seconds , no big deal.



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