Nikon 1 series flawed for kids sport????

Started Apr 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: A big FAIL Nikon
In reply to Den Lim, Apr 24, 2012

the Nikon 1 is perfectly capable of dealing sports in a very competent way thanks to its great hybrid AF system, tracking, frame rate, and generally snappy behaviour.

A few caveats: the full gamut of AF features requires the native lenses. In other words, the long end is limited to 110mm f5.6 (= 300mm equiv). Depending on your situation that is good enough or not.

To get around the biased auto-ISO behaviour, use S mode (speed priority). It will then climb up the ISO ladder quite rapidly, as max aperture is what it is.

For longer reach or faster apertures, if you still want AF, you'll need the FT-1 adapter and whatever Nikkor AF-S telelens. Unfortunately AF is dumbed down in that case (centre point focus), and not really geared up for sports. Not impossible though.

Den Lim wrote:

conversely, it might have an af so fast, there is no need for a sports mode. can anyone confirm?

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