#5. "RE: So, what do I do with it?" In response to Reply # 0
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.
PerroneFord Tallahassee, US Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Thu 03-May-12 05:49 PM
#6. "RE: So, what do I do with it?" In response to Reply # 5
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.
#7. "RE: So, what do I do with it?" In response to Reply # 0
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).
ericbowles Atlanta, US Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Thu 03-May-12 08:57 PM
#8. "RE: So, what do I do with it?" In response to Reply # 0
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.
piniongear Houston Texas, US Registered since 29th Jul 2006
Sat 05-May-12 02:37 AM
#14. "RE: So, what do I do with it?" In response to Reply # 12 Sat 05-May-12 02:38 AM by piniongear
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