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PerroneFord Silver Member  Tallahassee, US  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011 Thu 03-May-12 03:32 AM
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"So, what do I do with it?"



So I waltzed into a store today and grabbed a V1. What do I do with this thing?

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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? kartane
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? PerroneFord Silver Member
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? PerroneFord Silver Member
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? wblink
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? PerroneFord Silver Member
03rd May 2012
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? Vox Sciurorum
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? PerroneFord Silver Member
04th May 2012
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? piniongear
05th May 2012
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     Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? PerroneFord Silver Member
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Reply message RE: So, what do I do with it? JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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kartane   AU  Registered since 23rd Apr 2012 Thu 03-May-12 12:50 PM
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Take photos then come back and tell us all to buy it because its great?

Colin

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PerroneFord Silver Member  Tallahassee, US  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011 Thu 03-May-12 12:58 PM
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Lol. Sounds reasonable. I need to get the FT1 adapter so I can mount all my glass. But this thing sounds like it is going to be fun.

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PerroneFord Silver Member  Tallahassee, US  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011 Thu 03-May-12 12:58 PM
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Lol. Sounds reasonable. I need to get the FT1 adapter so I can mount all my glass. But this thing sounds like it is going to be fun.

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wblink   Gendt, NL  Registered since 09th Feb 2009 Thu 03-May-12 02:16 PM
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>So I waltzed into a store today and grabbed a V1. What do I
>do with this thing?

Sent it t mee, I can use it.

Willem

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Neuritis Silver Member  Livonia, US  Nikonian since 20th Apr 2007 Thu 03-May-12 03:24 PM
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Yeah go out with this small kit and take photos. Enjoy not being stared at and/or harassed (as much anyway) by people and security guards. Enjoy not be encumbered by the weight. I love my slr's but more and more this is what I shoot with for fun.

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PerroneFord Silver Member  Tallahassee, US  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011 Thu 03-May-12 05:49 PM
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That would certainly be a major change. I planned to use the camera on long glass mostly but it will be interesting to see how it does for more stealth work. I am very interested in the silent operation.

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Vox Sciurorum   Newton, US  Registered since 18th Oct 2007 Thu 03-May-12 08:42 PM
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People, places, or things?

I don't shoot people. I imagine it would do a good job of shooting an outdoor party with people running around in sunlight. Indoors they would have to stand still.

Places, OK unless you want big prints. The 10 megapixels aren't as good as 10 million DSLR pixels.

Things that move, forget about it. A big lens on a FT1 sounds appealing but works badly for wildlife shots. The camera will fight you every moment. If you aren't sure your subject will be there in 5-20 seconds, don't bother trying to turn the camera on (at which point you would discover the first problem -- getting to "on" is not as easy or fast as turning the switch on a DSLR).

Things that don't move, maybe.

  

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Thu 03-May-12 08:57 PM
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You didn't get the V1 to replace your DSLR. You got it for other types of photography.

On one hand its a good compact camera. Easy to carry with you and still get good shots.
Add a 50mm f/1.4 AFS or the f/1.8 AFS and you have a nice compact system providing 135mm equivalent at f/2.
Add a long lens and you have a kit that can be handheld with a 300 f/4 and equivalent 810mm.
The high speed options are very interesting as a compliment to a DSLR. The ability to freeze motion in an entire series of iamges is pretty amazing - as is the related video.
And with the electronic shutter, you can be very quiet. I had the V1 at the Masters golf tournament and was able to get shots that simply are not permitted - shots during the setup and thoughout the swing.
The V1 will travel with you a lot - you never know when you'll need it.
Shoot RAW - workflow will follow your current workflow.
What it's not:
It's not a low light camera
It's not a good camera for tracking a moving subject.
Image quality is okay but does not compare to a DSLR - even with the FT1. But for web posts, small news images, and situations that do not allow a DSLR, it's a very good option.

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slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Frederick, US  Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009 Thu 03-May-12 10:22 PM
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Eric,
You wrote:
"Add a 50mm f/1.4 AFS or the f/1.8 AFS and you have a nice compact system providing 135mm equivalent at f/2."

Please explain why you said f/2 ? Or did that only apply to the f/1.8 suggestion?

Tom
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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 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   New York, US  Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004 Fri 04-May-12 12:31 AM
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Eric is right, it is not a replacmeent for either of your DSLRs. That said…

Get the FT-1. Mount the 70-200. Enjoy a nicely handholdable 189-540mm, still f/2.8, only using the center part of the glass, with VR, and no mirror slap. 5 FPS, or 10-50 in full auto mode.

This is a very interesting image-capturing device!

Jon Kandel
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PerroneFord Silver Member  Tallahassee, US  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011 Fri 04-May-12 03:59 AM
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Yep! This is EXACTLY my line of thinking. Now to see if it actually works the way I hope it will.

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piniongear   Houston Texas, US  Registered since 29th Jul 2006 Sat 05-May-12 02:37 AM
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PerroneFord,
be sure to let us know how it works for you after you have had a chance to do a bit of shooting.
I have had a V1 and an FT1 for some time now but have not had a chance to use it much yet.
I love that set up however and I am betting you will like it too.
Perry

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PerroneFord Silver Member  Tallahassee, US  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011 Sat 05-May-12 05:34 AM
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My Ft1 should arrive Tuesday. So I'll let you know soon.

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wblink   Gendt, NL  Registered since 09th Feb 2009 Fri 04-May-12 02:53 PM
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>Eric is right, it is not a replacmeent for either of your
>DSLRs. That said…


Eric is wrong (for me) it IS a replacement of my D3X with full accesoires. Got to heavy for me.

>Get the FT-1. Mount the 70-200. Enjoy a nicely handholdable
>189-540mm, still f/2.8, only using the center part of the
>glass, with VR, and no mirror slap. 5 FPS, or 10-50 in full
>auto mode.

There are lots of benefits, but just 1 drawback: I miss 14 of my 24 Mp

Willem

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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 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   New York, US  Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004 Fri 04-May-12 12:48 AM
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I also recommend the add-on grip. I bought the RIchard Franiec version.

Jon Kandel
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