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Sorry, yet another FT1 mount question

Mathy

Exeter, AU
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Mathy Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jun 2012
Tue 25-Sep-12 02:43 PM

Was after some opinions from you experienced V1/Nikon users, please.

Unlike most here, I only own the V1 and therefore have no other Nikon lenses, and therefore very little experience with them.

I'd like to get a bit more reach than I can with the 30-110mm CX lense. In OZ, the FT1 mount costs $395AUD but I can buy it from the US for $199US (plus freight). I was thinking about buying a AF-S DX VR Zoom - 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens (about $249AUD). At 355gms the weight is OK.

So for about $475AUD I can put this combination together, I feel this is a reasonable price.

I mainly want to use this for say photographing animals in open exhibits in the zoo, river/port scenes where I'm on the other side of the river and no doubt there would be other uses as I gained experience.

I understand that I would only have single point auto focus, correct?

Any thoughts on whether this is a good idea would be much appreciated. If it's not, alternative suggestions would also be appreciated, bearing in mind that I'm a beginner and also my bank balance

TIA, cheers Deb

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