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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 Sun 27-May-12 11:46 PM
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"With the 200-400mm f/4"



I finally got a chance to spend a few minutes in the park with the V1 and 200-400mm f/4 tripod-mounted on a Sidekick. AF was okay, though I did have some hunting. I also experienced some autofocus chatter — a high speed repetitive failure to lock — but I'm hoping that's dirty contacts or the like. Interesting enough, manual focus was very easy and rewarding and is a potential workaround for moving subjects.

Following are full frame results:

Image 1: 240mm (648mm equivalent), 1/250 sec. at f/11, ISO 400


Image 2: 240mm (648 equivalent), 1/250 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 125


Image 3: 400mm (1080 equivalent), 1/250 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 125


The two images at the short end of the zoom are very sharp. The image at zoom maximum is slightly OOF or perhaps the 1080mm system moved a bit . Overall, I think this body and lens combination is quite usable.

Jon Kandel
A New York City Nikonian and Team Member
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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 Mon 28-May-12 12:59 AM
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Great, Jon!
I'm impressed with your shots. A whole lot better than my results. Did you use the IR remote? I can't get a stable enough system without using it.

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 Mon 28-May-12 03:38 PM
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No, these were finger-on-the-shutter-button. My bigest problem was in set-up: without a DX or F body hanging on the lens, the lens was way-y-y front heavy. I had the Sidekick clamp grabbing the front end of the lens foot — actually the foot did not "fill" the whole clamp — in order to get close to balance.

Jon Kandel
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texspeel Silver Member  Fairfax Station, US  Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011 Tue 12-Jun-12 03:35 PM
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Jon,
Thanks for posting. I just got my V1 yesterday. It and my 200-400 are going Osprey hunting this Sunday morning. That's got to be a funny looking site with the V1 attached to the 200-400.
BTW - interesting tidbit, I was just on a local photo trek and one of the mentors who does a lot of work for Nikon was discussing the pixel density on the V1. He said that if the an FX sensor had the same pixel density as the V1 sensor, it would be a 73 megapixel sensor.
Best, Tom

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