What is the professional future of the Nikon 1 system?

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Questions thread
JacquesBalthazar Contributing Member • Posts: 697
Re: What is the professional future of the Nikon 1 system?

The only thing holding back Nikon 1 from being a fully fledged "pro" lightweight system is lack of choice in native lenses. Ultra wide angle absolutely requires some native offers NOW. At longer end and macro, the FT1 offers some options, but they are mostly stop gap options, defeating the small & lightweight purpose.

That said, the existing zooms do offer most of the useful focal length ranges in good light. And the 2 existing fixed focal lengths    also provide a great coat pocketable option. The 32mm f1.2 announced for 2013 will extend that,  and provide thin DoF capability, but we do need a few more before we can settle for that system.

The bodies are fine. The V2 seems perfect as a do-it-all camera.

nikon 1 and 1" sensor is potentially THE perfect complement to a FF system, and I am convinced a much better strategy in long term than the m4/3 or APS mirrorless options.  Needs those native lenses ASAP.

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