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

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nunatak
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Re: Nikon 1 is unparalleled
In reply to Greg A A, 7 months ago

Greg A A wrote:

You give up a great deal in IQ with a Nikon 1 with any lens. The 18-140 is almost twice as sharp on the D7100 than any prime you could put on a Nikon 1. Put a Nikon 1 zoom on the camera and you are not even one third as sharp as the above mentioned D7100 kit zoom combo.

Nikon 1 looks to be small and handy, but not a choice for good image quality.

the N1 format + FT-1's ability to take nikon's long glass is unparalleled by any other system. while the small sensor size may not offer the BEST image quality possible, for many purposes, like publishing, it's better than "good enough".

should the IQ call for 16-bit tonal gradients, and enlargements the size of a movie screen, i agree they'd be better served plopping down >$50K on medium format digital gear, or <$1K for the equivalent film gear. JMO.

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