First Report on V1

Started Nov 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
Re: First Report on V1

Not good for video users. You will have to use fader filters (not ND filters) to open up the aperture.

For video, there is not a single DSLR or mirror-less camera where some form of ND filter or fader ND filter is necessary. In daylight, to get 1/50 for 24p or 1/60 for 60p or 60i in the case of the N1, you simply would need to stop-down the lens too much if you don't have a ND Filter. Diffraction will be a issue on most lenses, not just the Nikon 1 lenses.

This is true on my 5D Mk II, and I suspect it will be true on my new Nikon 1 J1. Fader ND Filters are just a fact of life for anyone using a DSLR for video. I wouldn't say for this reason the N1 is not good for video users. The video from the J1/V1 is surprisingly clear, but the sensor is much larger than those typically found in even pro camcorders so DOF can be shallow enough where it doesn't look like a camcorder.

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