bcr5784

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  • Am I being gormless here? (You don't have to answer that) but I don't find the results amazing or surprising.  Blow the 600mm shot up to the same size as the 2400 one and legibility is  similar, ...
  • As lots imply it's a price/performance issue and to replace at a sensible price is difficult.  Having taken the plunge on a new 70-300 (after looking months for a second hand one), I'll stick with ...
  • Really easy answer - don't cut your nails. You might get complaints elsewhere though.
  • That's a bummer ! Sorry I raised false hopes - my replacement bit cost £11 with an hour of labour.
  • The 70-300 is (oddly?) made in Japan.
  • Replied in Update
    I sincerely hope there is a fire sale - I bought my first V1 precisely the firesale meant that at the £200 odd pounds I paid for a new one it was a great buy.  A V3 with viewfinder for not much ...
  • My 30-110 had the stuck iris problem - "only" cost just over £60 to repair by Nikon (including picking it up and posting it back) so well worth doing. You'd pay more than that secondhand and at ...
  • A point also to note is that the shutter will not fire in AF S or AF A unless it the camera finds focus.
  • I have sympathy.  Obviously manual focus is one answer, but it's decidedly awkward with most the of the Nikon 1 lenses which don't have a focus ring or some of the other focus aids that other ...
  • Created wanted thread Nikon 1 V2 body.
    Anyone in the EU looking to sell?
  • Replied in !
    I can't speak for $ prices, but a V1 body can be picked up for less than £100 in the uk - some as little as £70.  I'd pay £140 for a V2 body - if only I could find one so cheap.  Kits tend to be ...
  • Replied in !
    It is a bit love it or hate it.  As you say it has some outstanding features - particularly fast focussing (demolishes my RX10 in that area) and the 70-300 lens is outstanding at reasonable ...
  • My thoughts exactly.  The iv is functionally a terrific do-everything camera, but it's too heavy for me as a daily friend. An RX10ii+ - ie a 24-200 with (in particular) the improved focussing of ...
  • It really does depend on how much you are prepared to spend. For less than £250 you can pick up a V1 and the 10-30 and 30-110 lens.  At that price it's very good value - of course I would say that ...
  • To  explain how I came to the conclusion I did.. Being new to the lens I took pictures in the garden which gave me cause for concern.  But they were hand held, with moving (albeit slowly,) ...
  • Read what I wrote.  At MINIMUM focus and 300mm (800mm)IS very soft - to the point where taking a picture at 400mm equiv and cropping it to the same size is just as sharp.  In fact it's only a bit ...
  • The Tamron the OP has  is similarly compact (only a bit bigger with the adapter) and even a similar weight.  It's really a question of the performance - image quality and fast focus.  If he is ...
  • Replied in V2 or V3?
    I see what you say, thanks for that.  I suspect for the narrow way I shall use the camera, that won't be a critical feature and a V2 may suit just as well unless there are other significant ...
  • I'd still like to see a V4.  The fundamental problem with the (semi-pro) 1 series has been price.  It's been too pricey for what it offered for the "amateur" market and largely not quite good ...
  • Hardly fair comparing the RX10 with lenses each costing upwards of £10,000.  A comparison with a DSLR system covering the same focal length range as the RX10 at the same price would be reasonable ...
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