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

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
nigelht Senior Member • Posts: 1,861
Re: Small-sensor + Long lens combo, is the Nikon 1 the best choice?

As an addendum…I don't think that a CX camera with a native f-mount would be significantly smaller than a V1 with FT-1.  It doesn't strike me that Nikon went out of its way to go "Hey, how fat and heavy can we make the FT-1 to annoy N1 owners?" but made it tough enough to not break while connected to some big lenses.  Plus you need a bit of standoff for the lens to work.

The FT-1 (and originally the EN-EL15 with the V1) was a way for a Nikon owner to be able to pick up the V1 + kit lenses (which are IMHO more decent than most DSLR kit lenses in quality) and have a wide array of glass and spare batteries to use from his or her collection of AF-S lenses.

The CX mount also allows for native lenses to be a bit smaller than their larger counterparts.

The V1 with the grip installed does improve the feel of the camera with the FT-1.

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