Dead Cameras Walking - Shooting the Nikon V1 and J5!

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About a month ago I noticed Nikon 1 fire sales popping up and even though I had tried the V1 several years ago and initially disliked the system, I had the urge to give it another try. I've been messing with the Nikon 1 raw files and noticed they clean up nicely using presets I've crafted over the years using M43 and Sony FF mirrorless. Initially I picked up a used V1 and started customizing presets specifically for the CX sensor. Afterwards I became interested in the J5 mainly for the better high ISO performance.

Today I shot with both cameras side-by-side. The V1 does great in sunny Los Angeles light and tracks very well, yielding a high keeper rate, while the J5 works great in lower light conditions, especially as a discreet street camera with it's no-blackout, electronic only shutter. While I wish it had an EVF, for wider focal lengths the flip out rear LCD works great.

Also I want to mention the 10-100mm non-PD VR is probably the best super zoom I've ever used, due to it's small size, but amazing focal range. It's quite sharp end-to-end at least on the 10mp V1! Anyways check out the shots!

Everything shot with the V1 and J5 with the 10-100mm non-PD VR and 10mm 2.8 Pancake:

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_001 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_003 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_032 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_005 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_003 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_026 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_038 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_013 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_015 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_004 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_017 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181114_NIKON_J5_FRIOLO_022 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
 
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