I am thinking of buying the FT1 to give my V1 more reach. I quite like to shoot moving subjects such as wildlife and aircraft. The problem as I see it is that your are limited to fixed starting point focus with your f mount lenses if you wish to shoot in bursts. Has anyone experience with this and have they found decent results,or a work around please?
#1. "RE: FT1 adapter" | In response to Reply # 0dm1dave Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Fri 21-Sep-12 06:56 PM
There are two significant limitations in using the FT-1 for any moving subject.
The biggest problem is that you will not have the ability to track focus (no AF-C mode.) So, if your subject moves closer to or further away between the time focus locks and the shutter releases you may lose focus. The V1 shutter release is not quite as responsive as a DSLR.
I have also found the contrast-detect AF could be a little slow in acquiring focus. I found it difficult to get focus before a bird (walking shore bird) moves out of the frame.
For moving subjects you may be better served by getting a longer lens or a TC to use with the 70-200 and your D7000.
#2. "RE: FT1 adapter" | In response to Reply # 1Speedybee Registered since 29th Jun 2012Sat 22-Sep-12 02:14 PM
Thanks, that was just the sort of user knowledge I was looking for. The V1 has it's limitations but it is good at what it is ultimately made for. Perhaps we shouldn't try to push it too far. I will have to save a bit more for a longer, faster lens for my D7000 I think, rather than a T/C.