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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Fri 01-Feb-13 04:18 PM
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"V1 set-up with optical sensor, bracket and SB-600 flash (w/pic)"
Fri 01-Feb-13 04:30 PM by walk43

Pennsylvania, US

I finally have my V1 kit pretty complete. I ordered an optical slave for $6 and used my 'CB Mini-RC' mounted to the bottom of my V1 with the optical sensor and SB-600 attached (pic below). It works fine, although has to be operated in manual mode. The rest of my kit (after testing) includes my CX 10-30mm, FT-1, Nikon 55-300VR and Nikon 300mm (810mm) with the TC-17EII when I need it (1377mm). All lenses have been tested on the V1 and the 55-300VR provides the best IQ on the V1 with minimal focus breathing, and also for some reason the 300 f/4 with the TC-17EII is almost identical IQ to the 300 f/4 naked...so I will use it for the really long shots! Oddly...(to me), my 70-200VR with the TC-17EII is not acceptable on the V1.

This set-up allows me to still hold the V1 (except if I use the 300 f/4 with the TC-17EII) with my right hand on the after market grip and cradle the lens in my left hand taking the weight off on the V1 lens mount ..(or use my monopod).

In the photo (set-up for the 55-300VR shots with the SB-600):

-Nikon V1
-Fotodiox Grip
-Nikon FT-1 Adapter
-Nikon 55-300VR
-Nikon SB-N5 Flash
-Optical Sensor
-Nikon SB-600
-Custom Brackets "CB-Mini-RC" (mounted to the FT-1 tripod base)
-Braided Leather Wrist Strap

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