...and the hummers are back !

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...in the trees in front of my house !

Nikon 1 V1 with CX 70-300 VR f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm - 1:1250 @ f/5.6 - ISO 220 - handheld
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Nikon 1 V1 with CX 70-300 VR f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm - 1:500 @ f/5.6 - ISO 100 - handheld
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Now, of course, if I compare THESE images with the ones I shot with the D800 + 300mm f/2.8 VR, there's no comparisons.... the D800 wins !

:)
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Really nice! That second shot has wonderful DOF and the hummer appears tack sharp. In this photo, doesn't look like the V1 is far behind the D800!
 
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I know the D800 would do better. That being said those are great JPS! I'd rather carry a V1, I hope to find a 70-300cx for myself.
 

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Really nice! That second shot has wonderful DOF and the hummer appears tack sharp. In this photo, doesn't look like the V1 is far behind the D800!
Thanks for the kind words, Karen !

Thing is, I know the D800 + 300 f/2.8 VR gives better results because I have shot these same hummers before, at the same place !

I guess I should take both the D800 and V1 with their respective long focal lens and shoot the critters from the exact same distance, to judge the IQ of each images !

:D
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I know the D800 would do better. That being said those are great JPS! I'd rather carry a V1, I hope to find a 70-300cx for myself.
Hi Chuck !

We agree on the higher IQ of the D800, but as long as the imsges don't have to be printed very large, the difference is less sensible !

One thing is that the sharpness, contrast and color rendering of the CX lens, and in particular of the new 70-300, are really astonishing ! ....and think of the bulkiness and weight of the equivalent combo in FX format !?!

;)
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JPS I have the FT1 70-300FX combination. It is pretty large & heavy for me. To my mind it doesn't balance very well on my V1. Thanks for your thoughts on the 70-300CX. As much as I'd love a D800, my old arms & shoulders won't let me have a large heavy camera anymore. As my eyesight fails the Nikon 1 files look very good to me. ;)
 

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JPS I have the FT1 70-300FX combination. It is pretty large & heavy for me. To my mind it doesn't balance very well on my V1. Thanks for your thoughts on the 70-300CX. As much as I'd love a D800, my old arms & shoulders won't let me have a large heavy camera anymore. As my eyesight fails the Nikon 1 files look very good to me. ;)
Have you seen the comparison between the FX and CX 70-300 that I posted a few days ago at https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/quick-test-of-70-300-cx-vs-fx.282377/#post-3623346 ?

Maybe my FX wasn't one of the sharpest of the serie AND my CX was one of the best, but the differences in sharpness is obvious ! .....and I'm not even talking of the difference of physical lenght and weight !

;)
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Yep ! I just don't understand Nikon policy: in many countries nor the V3 neither the CX 70-300 are available since they've been announced !

Bad thing !

:(
J-P.
 

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