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Urgent; help me to like the J1 (esp low light)


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SammyDarkling Registered since 29th May 2012
Tue 29-May-12 10:41 AM | edited Tue 29-May-12 10:44 AM by SammyDarkling

I have a couple of days to decide whether I want a J1.

Things wanted in a camera over my D70 which I am not replacing:

Great film capabilities and quality.

Mainly, exceptional advancement in low light situations over my DSLR.


It doesn't have 1080p and 24fps, I think it uses 1080i anyway.

The low light threshold is rated at something like 372iso,
and usable up to 1600. Will it gather much more light,
say at 30 seconds wide open, over my d70 at 30seconds?
Am guessing the FT1 with my 3.5 18-55 would alter things anyway.

Can it be set to bulb for longer exposures,
not that my wireless remote lets me do this anyway.


I use a 135mm nikkor and 28mm (tamron) non-ai 2.8,
a 50mm 1.8 non-ai; all primes.

An AF-s 18-55mm Vr. Have a 70-300 that took a bump,
and is too rough to trust not burning out Af motor.

I feel these lenses will work well with the Ft1,
or even a cheaper version as they are mostly fully manual
(aperture control ring). And $220 is too much for an accessory for me.

Also I use $6.50 macro tubes, which make use of my full manual lens

I don't know why, but I am struggling to be excited about these cameras, please can you wow me with some bonuses.

Slow motion for me is a real dud over canons like the sx40 or s100.

Am just looking to add video functionality to my D70 kit bag.
But am not loving the D70 in low light either and need good quality
low light photo capabilities.

Also I was hoping with a compact to use a ziplock Bingo style bag,
I have already tested on an old pentax Optio underwater and in rain,
but the stock 10-33mm probably won't fit with the whole...
extendo from lock pozy thing going on.

~ sigh