V2 as a serious birder camera?

Started Oct 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Bobby Handal
Bobby Handal Veteran Member • Posts: 5,508
V2 as a serious birder camera?

First a little background.

I own a D800 and a variety of lenses, including a 500mm Vr and a 200-400mm, 70-200mm vr, etc. I love the ability to crop and high ISO quality.

I also own a Olympus em5, with a 75-300mm (a 600mm equivalent) , I love its portability, but do not like the grain quality or the crop quality, some focus imprecision ,etc .

However, I am tempted by the V2 (I wasn't tempted by the V1 due to low MP count) along with the FT1 to be able to get more reach to my subject and to be able to go lighter weight.


Do you think the camera is "mature enough"?

Is focus accurate enough? fast enough with the FT1? BIF ?

I would love to hear the speculation (I know the camera is not out yet) of birders and owners of the V1 that use the FT1 .

Best regards and thanks.

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 Bobby Handal's gear list:Bobby Handal's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Ricoh WG-M1 Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon Coolpix P900 +66 more
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V2 Nikon D800 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 (Lumix DMC-FT1)
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