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

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

My main camera is a Nikon D3S with a D2H as a back up. I use the V2 when I want to travel light. I also own the FT-1 so I can use my F-mount lenses on the V2.

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istreetshooter Regular Member • Posts: 240
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I just sold my D90 so I could buy a Sony A6000, but I keep a D300s in the studio.

Microshooter
Microshooter Senior Member • Posts: 1,869
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I use my V1 for wildlife and birding with the FT-1 and 70-300VR and also use it for casual shooting at gatherings and for travel mainly with the 18.5 and 30-110. For more serious shooting I use my D800 for everything else. They make a great duo and usually have both when I am in the field.

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BGD300V1 Contributing Member • Posts: 762
D300, D90, P7100

and a bunch of lenses of various vintages.

Each has a purpose and there is some overlap.

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David A. Hamments
David A. Hamments Senior Member • Posts: 1,478
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

digital ed wrote:

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
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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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Thanks Ed!  I truly appreciate the kind words.

Cheers and good light, D. Hamments
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OP Vincent Aquilino Regular Member • Posts: 453
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

David,By the way real nice photos

SangYuP Regular Member • Posts: 447
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I own a D800, D300 and the V1.  The V1 hardly gets any use but I'm trying to force myself to use it more.  I always seem to choose my D800 over everything else.

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David A. Hamments
David A. Hamments Senior Member • Posts: 1,478
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

Vincent Aquilino wrote:

David,By the way real nice photos

Thanks for checking them out Vincent!

Cheers and good light, D. Hamments
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GodSpeaks
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Look in my gear list. (nt)
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PHXAZCRAIG
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Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

When I got the V1, I had a D700 and D300 in the bag.    By the time I got a V2, a D800e was in the bag.

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André BARELIER Veteran Member • Posts: 8,280
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I had a D40, then a D90. Sold them when I bought the V1. I have a compact P7100 too.
I am mainly a traveller. I just want the highest quality in the smallest package, with all controls and an accurate VF. The V1 lacks controls, but it has an EVF (very good), and image quality is good. I do want a small camera with better image quality, EVF and more controls than the V1. The V3 is way overpriced for my use.
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Veijo Vilva
Veijo Vilva Regular Member • Posts: 350
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None and I can see no reason to acquire any other Nikon but series 1. Before buying my first V1, I had been using an EOS350D for eight years and an EOS5D for seven, both with adapted MF lenses only, no AF lenses whatsoever. I have two V1s and usually carry one with a 1Nikkor lens and the other one with an L39 MF lens like, e.g., a sixty years old Nikkor-H•C 1:2 f=5 cm, which optically is no match for the 1Nikkor lenses but has a different, very pleasant "old time" signature.

After buying the V1s, I haven't used my Canons. I've also got an RX100 bought before my first V1 but use it very little because it has no EVF, the lens is slow at the FLs I usually use and without NR it offers no significant advantage at high ISOs relative to V1 (I never use NR.) I never considered the V2 as I don't like the design - I detest grips and never use flash.

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MFiftysomething Contributing Member • Posts: 790
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I have V1 x 2 and V2 -keeping for kids portraits, just selling a J1 and some slow N1 lenses.

I understand the limitations and work around them or use another camera.  Others OMD EM5, Panasonic GX7 and Nex 6. Not much wrong with them.

Foot in several camps -bit expensive way but V3 dissapointing for me and with Sony E mount some confusion -that is I want high end APSC but I think Sony want to keep better bodies full frame! I am not going full frame- lenes to big and expensive.

I am favouring further investment in M43 if any, but happy with what I have at moment.

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Marti58
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My bag contains

V1 J1 D700 D300's Nikon P80 P100 Panasonic GF3 GX1  and a wide array of lenses and flashes for the various systems.

all bought for what they are.

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razormac
razormac Senior Member • Posts: 1,061
Re: My bag contains

D5000, P7100, V2 + FT-1 and a bunch of DX, FX and CX lenses (actually only 2 are CX).

My next purchase will probably be the D7200 (depending upon what it turns out to be). Haven't decided on the V3 yet. The only real shortcomings to me with the V2 are needs better high ISO performance and a real hot shoe.

We aren't getting the hot shoe and high ISO is unknown at this point, so I may skip a generation or two on N1.

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bowman
bowman Contributing Member • Posts: 637
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

I have 2 V1+10mm+18.5mm+10-30+30-110+FT1

D800-  24-70+70-300vr+24mm 2.8 ais+55mm 2.8 ais Micro+Tamron 90mm 2.5

I don't see my Vi as a back up but as a complete system.

Regards

John Bow

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grannygear
grannygear Regular Member • Posts: 333
Re: Nikon 1 Series Owners-What other Nikon Digital Camera is in your bag?

digital ed wrote:

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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