In praise of the V3

Started May 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Tord S Eriksson
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Re: IMHO, the V2 looks are under-rated

dougjgreen1 wrote:

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Objectively, a Nikon Photomic FTn, or a Leica M3, or a Rolleiflex TLR are not attractive in the abstract. But they were all such exceptionally utilitarian devices that they became iconic, and redefined the concept of what a camera of those types should look like . I'm not in any way suggesting that the Nikon V2 is such a device - but it's not it's looks that holds it back from that, just that none of the Nikon 1 series cameras is exceptional enough to be that sort of an icon - but the fact is, the V2's design is the most utilitarian of all Nikon 1 cameras. The dis-integration of the EVF and Grip in the V3 have not added to it's functionality, even if they have added to it's looks.

The V2 looks just fine, and the built-in grip is very welcome, for me who has till now been a V1 user! But why on earth does every generation of Nikon 1 camera has a different battery?! Must be at least five different batteries!

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