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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004Sun 22-Jul-12 05:38 PM
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"Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
Sun 22-Jul-12 05:38 PM by Nikon32250

St. Augustine, US
          

In looking at the compatibility charts I don't see where the 28-70mm f/2.8 AF-S will auto focus on the V1. Elsewhere I have read that any AF-S lens will auto-focus with the FT1 attached.

Can someone clarify this for me?

I have been looking for a smaller travel camera and have been giving strong thought to either a Fuji X100. Then I started looking at the 4/3 cameras and found that I can mount my legacy Nikon lenses to a V1 with some limitations. That really piqued my interest.

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pwjones99 Registered since 20th Oct 2007Sun 22-Jul-12 07:55 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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Although not listed directly, it looks like it will function properly with the FT-1 adapter

http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_US/o/WBqMZFjDl2eU0uluIvskYJxzlYg/PDF/Nikon_1_F_Mount-FT1_Compatibility_Chart.pdf

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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004Sun 22-Jul-12 08:00 PM
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#2. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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St. Augustine, US
          

I had looked at that chart too which is what caused my confusion by not including the "Beast". I wonder if it holds the f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range just the same way as on my D3?

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 22-Jul-12 09:38 PM
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Paignton, GB
          

>I wonder if it holds the f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
>just the same way as on my D3?


Yes, it must. The camera can't affect the maximum size of the diaphragm opening

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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 2004Sun 22-Jul-12 08:36 PM
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#3. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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New York, US
          

When using AF-S lenses on the V1 (with the FT1 adapter) you can only use the center AF point.No tracking, no off-center focus. With that limitation in mind, you have discovered one of the interesting uses of the V1 — using your fast AF-S glass.

I'm actually having a to of fun doing this. My 70-200 becomes a 540mm f/2.8 that's hand-holdable; the 85mm f/1.4 becomes a 230mm f/1.4…

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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004Sun 22-Jul-12 08:41 PM
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#4. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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St. Augustine, US
          

I've been wanting a 500mm AF lens for the longest time. I have an 80-200 AF-S that would fit the bill perfectly.

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#5. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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New York, US
          

Help yourself! And your 300 f/4 would become a 810mm f/4; faster, lighter, and much cheaper than the recently announced 800mm f/5.6 .

And BTW, the kit zooms on the V1 are really quite nice. Not particularly fast, but very sharp, very good IQ.

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#7. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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St. Augustine, US
          

Which reminds me to update my profile. I no longer have the 300 f/4, but I do have a 400mm f/5.6 manual focus. Not sure how well I would do with the manual focusing.

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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 2004Sun 22-Jul-12 09:51 PM
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#8. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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New York, US
          

Hmmm. The 400 becomes a 1080mm. Tough to held the subject in the viewfinder…

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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004Sun 22-Jul-12 10:45 PM
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#9. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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Yeah, I don't think that's going to happen!

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#10. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

Works fine on the center spot and in low light.
I have use the 28-70, 35/f1.8, and the 28-300 with adapter
and also the 10mm and 30-110CX on my V1.
I prefer the 10-30 CX most of the time for stills and Video.

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#11. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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Atlanta, US
          

I find that manual focus is very difficult with the V1. Even when the green circle indicates focus is achieved, it is not necessarily sharp. It might work with practice, but your percentage of keepers will be very low compared to AF-S lenses. It doesn't hurt to give it a try.


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#12. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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St. Augustine, US
          

I looked at the V1 the other day but couldn't try it because our local Ritz Camera couldn't find the battery! One of the things that I didn't care for on the V1 is the almost total lack of command dials. It seems that anytime I want to adjust a setting I have to go menu-drilling.

One camera that I am intrigued with is the Sony Nex 7. They have a feature called Focus Peaking in which a red, white or green line will outline those areas that are in focus. Novoflex makes an adapter which doesn't provide AF on Nikon lenses but would allow you to use the focus peaking feature. The Nex 7 also has two command dials, and a nice built in grip which makes it look a little bit more like an SLR. The downside is that I would have to buy 2 or 3 Sony lenses which is an expense I'd rather not have.

I'm thinking about renting one for a few days from LensRentals. My Fuji X100 rental should arrive this afternoon.

Graham
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#13. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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The NEX is slick to be sure, but the portability is defeated by the largish native lenses (even the kit zooms). If much of the intent is to create a smaller camera system, the Sony is not it.

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#14. "RE: Nikon 28-70mm AF-S on V1 with adapter?"
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St. Augustine, US
          

Like everyone, there is no such thing as the perfect camera. Each one has its pluses and minuses.

Graham
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