Nikon V1 Compendium

Nikon 1 V1 with 18.5mm f/1.8

I purchased the Nikon V1 plus three lenses (10-30mm zoom, 30-110mm zoom,  and 10mm f/2.8 prime) during the summer of 2012. I got it used, and it came with the Nikon grip. I've since added the 18.5mm f/1.8 prime (seen above) and have taken over 8000 photos with this kit. I've been blogging about it as I've gone along, and here is a list of the most relevant/interesting posts.

Nate Again
The traditional first cat photo with the new camera

Guira Cuckoo @ The Bronx Zoo
Example of the effective VR with the 30-110 zoom

Nikon 1 V1 took 784 shots on a single battery.
It's nice to have a big battery

Bronx Zoo Idyll
Quick note on the 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Ringtail Lemur Stares at His Own Tail
Comparison to Panasonic GH2 with 100-300 zoom

This is my mom. She's the strongest woman in the world.
Thoughts on the 10mm f/2.8

Alex gets pushed two stops but he really doesn't mind.
Initial thoughts on low-light performance

More comparisons to the Panasonic GH2 with 100-300 zoom

Tiger, take 2 (Nikon v. Panasonic)
Nikon V1 vs Panasonic GH2 again

It's in the Bag, US Open Edition
Size comparison to Pentax Q

#1583 (Nikon 1 V1)
Another long day with the battery

Sun Setting over the Manhattan Skyline, as seen from Flushing, Queens.
Sunset shot from the cheap seats

Andy Roddick at 30FPS (Nikon 1 v1)
High FPS example

World's #1 Ranked Women's Tennis Player Victoria Azarenka @30FPS with the Nikon 1 V1
more high speed hijinx

Two Cameras in the Cheap Seats
Wide angle shots from the V1 vs. Pentax Q

The Obligatory Drops of Water on Leaves Photo
Giving the 30-110 another shot

It's in the Bag, Maine Lobster Edition
Size comparison to a Fuji and a couple of Pentaxes

Riding up Cadillac Mountain with the 2012 BMW R 1200 RT
Using the V1 rigged on a motorcycle

The Nikon V1 is perfect for soccer moms and dads
The V1 seems ideal for youth sports

Somerville Jazz Festival 2012
Nikon 1 V1 @ Somerville Jazz Festival
V1 used at an outdoor festival to capture performers and the crowd

The Nikon V1/18.5mm F1.8 Reminds me of the Panasonic GF2/20mm F1.7
First thoughts on the 18.5mm f/1.8 prime

1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 CX Lens - Impromptu Sharpness Test
Unscientific test of center and corner sharpness

That's a Moire! (Nikon 1 V1)
Quick example of moire

Cameras shooting Cameras
Nikon V1 shooting dark objects

Why ISO1600 is not ISO1600 is not ISO1600
High ISO tests of the V1

What about the most important subject of all?
V1 and 18.5mm f/1.8 take a stab at food photography

Flores Flora with the Nikon V1 with 18.5mm f/1.8
More thoughts on the 18.5mm f1.8 and focusing aids

Good food in bad light.
More foodtography

High FPS with the Nikon 1 V1 indoors
More playing around with the V1's strength, high FPS

Nikon V1 + 18.5mm f/1.8 go to a Birthday Party
Testing AF and ISO at a family event

Nikon Hits 1 Deep (Final thoughts on the V1)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Aloha John!

    I much appreciate you writing about the Nikon V1 and M 4/3's systems. I have some old M 4/3 cameras from both Panasonic and Olympus and the basic kit lenses and with the super deal on the V1 and 10mm, I just had to try it. I also shoot Canon DSLR's, although (surprise!) they are older models and nothing special in regards to lenses. Anyway, I will continue to search through your blog archives. Mahalo, Thomas