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Nikon 1 J1 and V1 Arrived!

joshwa Plus
9 915 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:08AM
The V1, and J1 and a number of lenses (and flash) have arrived in the office this morning Smile

Any questions?

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csurry 18 9.2k 92
5 Oct 2011 9:25AM
Yeah stick a 300mm f/2.8 on the front of the v1 and try some action shots Grin

Curious how the AF performs.
5 Oct 2011 9:26AM
PLZ add a couple micro shots......
joshwa Plus
9 915 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:27AM
Unfortunately I don't have an adapter - but the 110 is the equivalent of 297mm f/5.6
joshwa Plus
9 915 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:28AM

Quote:PLZ add a couple micro shots......

Do you mean macro?
csurry 18 9.2k 92
5 Oct 2011 9:31AM
I think the term micro was used because nikon calls it's range of macro lenses micro.

Well trying out the adapter would be a good test in itself, but if you don't have one...
joshwa Plus
9 915 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:47AM
We've got the 10mm, 10-30mm, 30-110mm and Speedlight.
thewilliam 11 6.1k
5 Oct 2011 11:29AM
The Nikon term "Micro" is used for historical reasons.

The lenses came about when they needed to microfilm text that contained the Kanji. Lenses that were perfectly adequate for text in Latin script proved useless when used with the much more elaborate Kanji characters. Micro is just an abbreviation of "microfilm".
User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 11:46AM
Actually, when you think about it, Nikon's use of the term "micro" is much more appropriate than the more general term "macro" when applied to lenses used for extreme close-up photography.

Compare with the difference between micro-economics and macro-economics. In photographic terms, "macro" should really be used for lenses that are used to "take in the whole scene".

Going back to your question, I would like to know how sharp and detailed an A3+ print is when made from, say, 50% of the image area.
Andy_Cundell 9 1.1k 5 England
5 Oct 2011 11:58AM
Can u try the 60 shots a second and post all 60 of them!Tongue

JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
5 Oct 2011 12:29PM
How are you going to process the RAW files as it appears that software like Adobe's Camera Raw ( CS5 & Lightroom equivalent ) do not yet support these cameras ?
knikki91 13 35 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 1:01PM
Yep set the Nikons to 50mm f4 and then take an image at ISO 200, 800 and 3200+ and then print the images on to an A2 size paper.

Do the same with the Olympus Pen and the Sony Nex machines and lets see how they compare when viewed from 2, 4 and 6 feet away.
Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Oct 2011 1:03PM
AF and ISO performance please, Josh.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
5 Oct 2011 1:20PM

Quote:How are you going to process the RAW files

Nikons own softwares have already been updated for these new cameras, Plus when dealing with Nikon RAW data files, The Nikon software is much better....!!!


I don't have a particular question, But it would be interesting to see if these latest " Toys " actually live up to the " Hype " and advertising bull...!!!

So take your time and give them a real going over.....Wink
User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 3:01PM
Come on..... what's the hold-up?

You've had the kit for hours now - and no sign yet of an in-depth appraisal!!


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