Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

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Vincent Aquilino Regular Member • Posts: 446
Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I'am always reading the Nikon is worried about the 1 series eating away profits from the Dslr cameras,I guess mainly the D3300 and D 5300.My point being is are the majority of 1 series owners own those cameras or do they own the D4,D800,D7100.If the higher end Nikon owners are the majority buying the 1 series then they should not be worried about the lower end sales of dslrs.  yes/no?

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Sonyshine
Sonyshine Senior Member • Posts: 8,072
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I bought a V1 first with some native lenses, then the FT1, then some AFS lenses, then a D 3200

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JacquesC Senior Member • Posts: 1,925
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Vincent Aquilino wrote:

I'am always reading the Nikon is worried about the 1 series eating away profits from the Dslr cameras,I guess mainly the D3300 and D 5300.My point being is are the majority of 1 series owners own those cameras or do they own the D4,D800,D7100.If the higher end Nikon owners are the majority buying the 1 series then they should not be worried about the lower end sales of dslrs. yes/no?

Apart from my V1 I also have a D700.

Knowing what the V1 is capable of I see no reason why I would want a D3xxx or D5xxx body.

I use my D700 for paid work and my V1 for everything else, it is my go-everywhere camera and I love using it despite it's quirks. To my mind the strengths of the V1 (and the V2, and I suspect the new V3) outweighs it's shortcomings BY FAR.

The N1 cameras still amaze me with their sheer competence, and I really, really hope that the N1 system will go from strength to strength.

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Gaber
Gaber Veteran Member • Posts: 5,669
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I have a D7000 and while I think the D7K is a far better camera, I tend to pick up the V2 twice as much. It is small, light and dependable IQ,

I also still have a Coolpix 4500, which some of you old timers will remember. You can't throw away a great camera.

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Crashton Contributing Member • Posts: 928
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I have a D3000 & D7000, most of the time I pick up the V1. Not ready to leave my DSLRs completely.

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Stemu Regular Member • Posts: 333
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I had first D5100 but was never happy with its size, dark viewfinder, kit zoom and video quality. After getting V1, that big DSLR is pretty much retired. I use it sometimes inside if I need better high ISO and in built flash.

In addition I have Canon HF M406 video camera, but V1 is takes better video.

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Jerry R Veteran Member • Posts: 9,333
D5100
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digital ed
digital ed Veteran Member • Posts: 3,492
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Had the D800, wanted a smaller camera for snaps. Bought V2 with FT-1 to use my FX lenses on it.

Happy with V2, video with good PP is better than I expected, no reason to consider the V3.

For quality shots, the D800. For good snapshots, the N1V2. Never carry both at the same time.

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win39 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,455
d800

and an unused NEX7.

Seedeich Senior Member • Posts: 1,534
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D700.
I bought the V1 as a replacement for a Canon G11. What I wanted was EVF, manual zoom, fast AF and significantly smaller than the D700.
No camera met my requirements three years ago until Nikon released the N1 system.

Nikon DX was too large, m4/3 wasn’t there yet, Nex had a hopeless UI, Fuji had nothing yet, Leica was a bit too rangefinderish.

If I were on the same quest today, both Olympus and Fuji have some interesting options.
Still, the N1 system has proven to suit my needs very well and I’m glad, I took the plunge into that new system when it was released.

pwilly
pwilly Senior Member • Posts: 1,113
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D700 backup D70 - V1 backup J1.

Soon D700 - V3 backup/spare V1

the D70 never goes out any more.

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Kevin Omura
Kevin Omura Senior Member • Posts: 1,737
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Vincent Aquilino wrote:

I'am always reading the Nikon is worried about the 1 series eating away profits from the Dslr cameras,I guess mainly the D3300 and D 5300.My point being is are the majority of 1 series owners own those cameras or do they own the D4,D800,D7100.If the higher end Nikon owners are the majority buying the 1 series then they should not be worried about the lower end sales of dslrs. yes/no?

None, the V's were the first Nikon digitals I've owned, though I do own Nikon film cameras.

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Robert Morris Contributing Member • Posts: 766
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D90, Nex 6 , V1, S1 and way too many lenses.

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kenbass New Member • Posts: 6
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I have a D800, D700 and a D300. I also have a V1 which I think takes fantastic pictures. I use it mainly for wildlife because my 70-300 VR becomes 810 MM. I will be purchasing the V3.

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Digetydog
Digetydog Senior Member • Posts: 1,458
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I have a D7000 with a 35mm, 50mm AFD, 10-200 VR2, 70-200 vr1 f2.8, and a 70-300 Tamron lens.

90% of my shots are with the V1.

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David A. Hamments
David A. Hamments Senior Member • Posts: 1,438
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kenbass wrote:

I have a D800, D700 and a D300. I also have a V1 which I think takes fantastic pictures. I use it mainly for wildlife because my 70-300 VR becomes 810 MM. I will be purchasing the V3.

I also use Nikon FX (D700), DX (D7100) and CX (V2).  Each system has its strengths and therefore different uses.  I initially bought the V1 as a 2.7x teleconvertor for birding, but fell in love with the size and weight and quickly added four lenses.  While organizing my flickr site recently, I was surprised to discover that fully one third of my posts are from Nikon 1 system cameras.... and in many instances, one can't tell the difference!

Cheers, D. Hamments
My Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhamments2013/

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Jim F
Jim F Senior Member • Posts: 2,294
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I own a D800E and a V2/FT1. Will soon own a D7100 for wildlife reach (same battery as the D800E). Have used the V2 with the FT1 for reach but not satisfied with V2 images (too much noise above base ISO). Trying to sell the V2 now. I'm undecided on the V3 (too many unanswered questions about operating details), mostly waiting to see how the sensor performs at higher ISOs (1600+).

archrich Senior Member • Posts: 1,222
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I have a D600 and a D7100. I got a V2 kit last December and use it for snapshot type photos. My previous P&S's didn't give me the IQ I wanted and the V2 is a nice compliment to my dSLR's. I have an FT-1 and I'm thinking the V2 with my 70-200 f4 would work well for air shows.

Archie

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digital ed
digital ed Veteran Member • Posts: 3,492
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David A. Hamments wrote:

I also use Nikon FX (D700), DX (D7100) and CX (V2). Each system has its strengths and therefore different uses. I initially bought the V1 as a 2.7x teleconvertor for birding, but fell in love with the size and weight and quickly added four lenses. While organizing my flickr site recently, I was surprised to discover that fully one third of my posts are from Nikon 1 system cameras.... and in many instances, one can't tell the difference!

Cheers, D. Hamments
My Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhamments2013/

David, your photos show the absolute correctness of the statement that it is the photographer not the camera that makes the photograph. Excellent work!

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pwilly
pwilly Senior Member • Posts: 1,113
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Robert Morris wrote:

D90, Nex 6 , V1, S1 and way too many lenses.

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RM

Can you ever have too many lenses?

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