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Dare I reopen this thread! I am also finding it more and more difficult to use the heavy camera's and lens - I notice a brief comment on the Nikon1 and am interested in the V2 - any comments appreciated.
I've got a V1 and it's a good camera. The only faults with the camera are that a) it doesn't have a PSAM mode dial - silly omission and b) it insists on giving you a review of the shot you've just taken. However, both of these quirks have been corrected on the V2.
The main problem with Nikon 1 is that the system is very sparse at the moment - in particular the range of lenses is limited. I've also been a bit disappointed with the quality of the lenses. It's understandable considering that they're pretty cheap but Nikon don't seem to have realised that the cameras deserve high quality lenses so where are the premium grade lenses? Of course none of the CSCs match DSLRs in this respect but I think the lenses on m4/3 and NEX are better. I think Nikon may be wary of competing with their DSLRs, which is a pity.
I thought I would be able to use my existing lens using the V2 tho beit with an adaptor!
Thanks for your input I appreciate it, I was going to keep the 5200 for those times I am needing that little bit more from my photography (wildlife) for instance.
Quote: I thought I would be able to use my existing lens using the V2 tho beit with an adaptor!
I guess you could but the Nikon 1 series is 2.7 crop factor so you'd need to bear in mind a 1.8 factor relative to the D5200, so it wouldn't be any good for wide-angle work - unless you've got some seriously wide AF lenses. Also you'd be kind of defeating the object since the lenses are the heavy part of most kit. You'd need to check how well the adaptors work too - do they offer full functionality and what are the compromises in IQ and focus speed, etc etc.
If you want something lighter and don't want to compromise on IQ I'd ebay your Nikon stuff and go m4/3. I use my V1 as a pocket camera for which it's excellent (especially at the £270 sell-off price). But it's not in the same league as my Sony stuff and I suspect that Nikon have no intention of letting it compete with their DSLRs.
I have already put my D3200 (unused) on EPZ and I am seriously thinking of getting the Nikon1 V2 - undecided as yet re the lens I own for use with the D5200
thanks again for your input
What about the Fuji X100s ???
Quote: What about the Fuji X100s ???
Its a lovely little camera, I just love it, but would you be happy with a fixed none zoom lens.
I would keep the D5200 but use the Fuji when I feel less inclined to change lens (cold weather for instance) I am tempted but one has to be realistic I can't keep spending and trying and changing my mind - I would like something good but light and I started out with a Fuji but I guess the non interchangeable lens could be an issue but if lens for the Nikon1 V2 are restricted it seems I might not be changing lens anyways
Why not just add a nice little compact to your collection of camera`s, something like the Fuji x20, its a lovely little camera.
I will look at that now, thanks Paul
I have decided after all that, to hang fire on buying any new kit but thanks to those that offered help and advice it's appreciated - thank you
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