I just got this Nikon 1 J1 model, and brand new FT-1 adapter. The 10-30mm CX lens works just fine but the FT-1 adapter on the camera does not seem to recognize any of my AFS lens. So far, I tried 70-200 VR1 2.8, and 28-300mm AFS VR2 lens and the camera displays an error mnessage prompting me to check that a lens is attached. It is not the lens, it must be the camera or adapter.
Anybody saw this? I got to return one of them, but which?
I'll buy one. It is just that the house is full of electronic doodads for cell phones, lap tops, PCs, cameras of different battery types, USB cables, USB mini cables, HDMI cables, stereo cables, Ethernet cables, and power extension cords.
I don't freaking need another device that is used once every 2 years and I would have to go find it when I need it once every 2 years. Don't they get it? Make life simple, not complicated.
Having to go to a library to update your firmware, excuse me ?
Both my notebook and netbook have built in card readers for the SD card.
Since I use a card reader for transferring images to my computer, I keep in my camera kit and have it even in the field if I need it. I also use the card reader for side loading PDF manuals and other documents to my eReader.
I have a V1 and an FT1 myself and had a similar problem needing to download the firmware.
Get yourself a card reader for $12. It is cheap, small, and you will use it more that you think.
The J1 uses an SD card and it is far easier to remove the card and use the reader to download your images to the computer than to hook up the camera using a USB cable. The firmware should take care of your problem with the FT1. perry