Small-sensor + Long lens combo, is the Nikon 1 the best choice?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 13,441
I use this

Olympus EM5 + Nikkor 400 3.5 + TCON301 2x TC. 800mm focal length, for the AOV of 1600mm on FF.

Using my C8 as an autoguider for night sky shots here. Fortunately, the C8's motor drive can handle the weight of that lens, which is around seven pounds.

This doesn't have quite the reach of the same combo on the One, but it has plenty of manual controls. I set magnified view to turn on with the otherwise unused video button. Magnified view in the EVF (or on the rear screen) is priceless for getting focus right. At that focal length, DOF is going to be very thin, regardless of the system you use it on.

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