Wed 07-Dec-11 06:12 AM | edited Wed 07-Dec-11 06:14 AM by JBS101
I have started following this thread because I am interested in buying a V1 in due course. Whenever I think about the camera and its capacity to use "normal" lenses via the FT-1 Adaptor, I keep having this vision of someone wandering around with a V1/J1 attached to a 600mm F4 lens. Before dismissing the idea as completely fanciful, I thought it would be interesting to ask whether anyone intends to do anything like that. If not, what is the largest lens you might use? My tentative conclusion is that I would not want to use other lenses because that would negate the size/weight advantage accorded by a small camera body. What do you think?
Yes, I can understand your concern about preserving portability; that is a main reason why I purchased the V1, but I do intend to get the FT1 adapter anyway. I am really curious about the results from using the camera with the Nikkor 300 mm f/4 AFS, the 200 mm Micro-Nikkor, and the 105 mm f/2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor.
I completely agree with Tom. More over, there is no comparison to, for example, the V1 with 600 f/4. Owing to the over all package weight being primarily the 600 anyway, the camera perched on the end makes little difference. I look at it like a 2.7 TC with no loss of light. No DX or FX equivalents come to mind.
The 50mm f/1.4 AF-S looks like an obvious choice on the V1/J1. Gives you a nice portrait length lens with decent Bokeh. I know someone who has already tried this combination and the bokeh was excellent.
This is probably the cheapest option right now for getting shallow DOF on the V1.
But seeing a big zoom attached to one would be a hoot!
Thanks to everyone for responding. I guess the discussion is somewhat academic because no one has the adapter yet. Like many of you, I would want to try my AF-S or other lenses to see what happens, but would I use these consistently? I guess only time will tell. Getting back to my 600mm F4 question, I guess that if you attached a TC20EIII to the lens and took advantage of the V1 crop factor, you might get some interesting shots given appropriate conditions. I imagine someone will try it.
Sun 25-Dec-11 11:52 PM | edited Sun 25-Dec-11 11:53 PM by dankeny
Actually, the effects of the lot will be no worse than the optic with a D700. Atmospheric conditions are the same, there are just more pixels on a smaller image circle. I admit that the opportunities to shoot at 1620mm are limited, but that's why god made National Parks.
If I have a Ft1 I will buy the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G. FX lenses are too expensive for this little sensor. The V1 wille only use the (best part) middle of the lens, zo I will have a 108mm/2.8 macro-lens for 225,-