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

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
TrapperJohn
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And the best part about this setup is...
In reply to TrapperJohn, 11 months ago

the price.

Got the 400 3.5 for $700 on ebay - it's a bit scuffed up in a couple of places, but the optics are pefect. TCON301, which is optimized for lenses 300mm and over, was $100. Add a soft case for the lens for another $50.

My introduction to a supertele. What I found is - when you need it, there's no substitute, but you have to really need it. Given it's size and weight, plus the all but mandatory tripod, it really dominates your day.

The EM5's IBIS actually works quite well with this lens (you manually set the focal length when using non 4/3 glass on the EM5), but with the weight and magnification, this isn't really a lens you can shoot handheld and get good results. Not consistently, anyway.

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