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hertsjoatmon Registered since 20th Dec 2012Thu 20-Dec-12 02:52 PM
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"Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"


GB
          

seen good reviews on the following on a different forum.

http://fotodioxpro.com/index.php/fotodiox-pro-all-metal-black-camera-grip-for-nikon-1-v1-mirrorless-camera-with-battery-access-replacing-gr-n1000.html

has anyone here tried this?

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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Thu 20-Dec-12 05:23 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Pennsylvania, US
          

Yes and it's great. The door to the battery works and the grip is tight and comfortable. My ft-1 fits and my quick plate fits on the ft-1 tripod socket. I highly recommend it.

Dan
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donjenne Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Dec 2007Fri 21-Dec-12 08:40 PM
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Thornton, US
          

I just bought this grip also and am extremely pleased. Really gives the little V1 a good solid feel. The only thing I don't like is the tripod mount is off to the side now and not in the middle of the camera base.

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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Fri 21-Dec-12 09:38 PM
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Fri 21-Dec-12 10:50 PM by walk43

Pennsylvania, US
          

I agree that might be a bit concerning when you first look at it...but others have told me its not a problem with the V1 and the CX lenses since that set-up is very light... the off-set will not matter.

If they would have put the tripod mount in the center of the grip plate (i.e. in the screw knob), there would be no access to the battery door once the V1 is mounted on the tripod. At least on my tripod, using a ball head with quick release plates, I can still get the SD card and battery out...which I do a lot actually when I am set-up and doing shots at home.

Also, if you plan to have larger/heavier lenses on the V1 that might worry you about the location of the tripod mount on the end of the grip, you will have the FT1 with a tripod mount in the center of the FT1 where you should be putting your QR plate.... so it will be nicely balanced. On my V1 set-up it works perfectly and I suspect it will work for you also.

Enjoy...

Dan
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pentwater Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Dec 2003Sat 22-Dec-12 01:40 PM
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#4. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Jupiter, US
          

Another alternative you might consider is the Franiec grip which can be found here:

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/#camera_nikon1v1

I like it because it keeps the form as small as possible yet allows one to easily handle the camera... not something I was comfortable with out of the box!

Cheers,

Bill

  

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Sat 22-Dec-12 03:49 PM
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#5. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Sat 22-Dec-12 03:51 PM by Bob Chadwick

Norcross, US
          

I bought that one earlier this week. It was the sleekest of the ones I looked at with nothing on the bottom to interfere with the battery door, tripod mount, etc.

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Sat 22-Dec-12 04:03 PM
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#6. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Wethersfield, US
          

My understanding is that the Franiec grip attaches with adhesive tape. So I wonder, if you wanted to remove it, could you do so without marring the camera?

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hertsjoatmon Registered since 20th Dec 2012Sat 22-Dec-12 04:08 PM
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GB
          

>My understanding is that the Franiec grip attaches with
>adhesive tape. So I wonder, if you wanted to remove it, could
>you do so without marring the camera?
>
I'm also wondering this. The grip i posted in the OP isn't available in the UK so was looking at the Richard Franiec V1 grip as an alternative.
Thanks

Ben Williams - UK
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NEX 5N / E 18-55. E 16. UWA. Fisheye. Sigma 19. / Minolta MC 50 1.4. Tamron 90 2.5 Macro. Vivitar 100 3.5 Macro / Raynox DCR-250.
Nikon V1 / N1 10-30. N1 30-110.
Sony TX10.
Selling: Tamron 18-200 NEX, SLR Magic 35mm NEX, Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.4.
Shopping list: NEX6 + 16-50 (replace 5N + 18-55) (under £650). SEL3518 (under £300). Legacy 135mm 2.8 lens
Wish list (out of budget): Zeiss 24 1.8. Sony A99.

  

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Sat 22-Dec-12 04:20 PM
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#8. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Norcross, US
          

It does. Not sure why tape would mar the camera. At worst, it would leave some adhesive that could be removed.

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Sat 22-Dec-12 08:41 PM
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#10. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Wethersfield, US
          

Bob, I wasn't sure how permanent the bond is. Sounds like it's something that could be removed if desired.

-- Jon
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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Sat 22-Dec-12 10:37 PM
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Norcross, US
          

I'm with Pentwater. I don't see it ever being removed.

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pentwater Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Dec 2003Sat 22-Dec-12 04:32 PM
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Jupiter, US
          

The Franiec's instructions say that you can use "dental floss" to cut the bond of the tape strip and remove the grip. I think if any adhesive remained it could easily be removed with Goof Off or something similarly benign. That said, the grip is, I believe, invaluable to the design of the camera and I couldn't see why one would want to remove it.

  

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FredB D3 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2008Wed 26-Dec-12 02:16 PM
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#12. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Potomac, US
          

While either would appear to be a nice accessory, I have the following observations or cautions (for whatever they might be worth to those considering a purchase):

Franiec grip - appears to be incompatible with the RRS L-bracket for the V1; I don't know about other similar brackets.

Fotodiox Pro grip does not appear to be Arca-Swiss compatible. It seems to me it would not have been that difficult to make it so, although it might have added to the cost.

Fred
Maryland, USA

  

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TheDude Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Aug 2007Sat 29-Dec-12 03:48 AM
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#13. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Santa Clara, US
          

I just picked up a small Arca Mount and still have access to the battery & card.

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Sat 29-Dec-12 04:37 AM
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#14. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Norcross, US
          

I put the Franiec grip on this afternoon. Makes the camera much more comfortable in my hand. It shouldn't interfere with an L bracket.

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FredB D3 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2008Sat 29-Dec-12 01:56 PM
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#15. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Potomac, US
          

>It shouldn't interfere with an L bracket.

See iPhone photos below. The RRS L-bracket covers the entire bottom of the V1, and surrounds it with a lip that forms a recessed area within which the camera sits. The lip would not fit around the bottom of the grip unless the lip were ground down, probably (carefully) do-able. My Google search (nikon v1 l bracket) turned up no other manufacturers' L-brackets.






Fred
Maryland, USA

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Sat 29-Dec-12 03:15 PM
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Norcross, US
          

Thanks for clarifying Fred. I did not realized it sat inside the lip.

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FredB D3 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2008Sun 30-Dec-12 07:02 PM
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#17. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Potomac, US
          

You're welcome, Bob. The grip looks like a good idea, especially with the A-C plate as you have installed it.

Fred
Maryland, USA

  

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DavidHarsay Registered since 10th Sep 2012Mon 31-Dec-12 01:21 AM
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#18. "RE: Nikon V1 fotodiox grip"
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Fort Myers, US
          

Looks like you've installed a cover over the camera body also, what kind is it, and did it go under the mount? If it did, how well did that work?

>I just picked up a small Arca Mount and still have access to
>the battery & card.
>
>Randy

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