FX lenses on V1 or J1?

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Ok boys, im gonna have to be super sneaky with this one. My girlfriend isn't happy. She's going to kill me if i get another camera.
Not even married yet, and having "who wears the pants" problems. How pathetic. I have been married 42 years now, and I sure know who wears the pants in MY family. Just ask my wife, she'll tell you ..... :wink:

Simple solution. Once you put the V1 on the back of one of your lenses, just tell her it is a holder so you can look through the lens, not a camera at all. Just like attaching a cell phone, yeah, that's the ticket!
 
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You need to sell this to your gf better - tell her the V1 is a much better camera to take on trips than the D3, so you'll be able to take better pictures of her :smile:

Mike
She hates anything to do with photography now. She says it's a way for me to ignore her and not spend time with her. :rolleyes:
 
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She hates anything to do with photography now. She says it's a way for me to ignore her and not spend time with her. :rolleyes:
Sorry to hear that, buddy - that's probably the most awful thing I've ever heard someone say about photography :frown:

I'm so lucky that my wife encourages my photography and thinks it's a great hobby! And she doesn't even complain about expensive equipment purchases (as long as she gets to buy some stuff for herself, of course :biggrin:)...

I hope this situation will change for you over time!

Mike
 
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She hates anything to do with photography now. She says it's a way for me to ignore her and not spend time with her. :rolleyes:
Tell your GF photography is better than you boozing and spending time with floozies at a bar! :biggrin:

My wife doesn't care what I buy, in fact our relationship works out better the more we're apart! :tongue:
 
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She has complained that the D3 is too heavy. Hopefully, she'll dig the V1 with my 50 1.4G on it.
 
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She has complained that the D3 is too heavy. Hopefully, she'll dig the V1 with my 50 1.4G on it.
I think that might actually work!

Initially I was giving my wife my hand-me-down DSLR bodies - D70, D80, D90 - because she actually likes having a good camera that can get her better IQ and focus faster than a compact... Then she, too, started complaining that the gear was too heavy - which I can understand!

In the end, the solution for her was Micro 4/3 - she's quite content with her Panasonic G3, likes the form factor and appreciates that she still gets better pics than the compact & phone crowd...

So perhaps the V1 will make your gf feel better about photography, too - leave the D3 for the serious stuff, and you're all set :smile:

Good luck

Mike
 
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So perhaps the V1 will make your gf feel better about photography, too - leave the D3 for the serious stuff, and you're all set :smile:

Good luck

Mike
I got lucky! She actually wanted to play with the D3 today!

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Here's one she took. It's not perfectly sharp, but that's my fault for not stopping down a little more and bumping the iso before I handed it to her. She nailed the composition though. I didn't have to crop at all so the fall off looks great. :biggrin:
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Look for a refurbished unit at Cameta Camera. That is where I got my J1 and lenses. One of the lenses had something behind the element and they exchanged it without a problem.

http://www.cameta.com/Nikon-1-V1-Digital-Camera-Body-Black-Factory-Refurbished-75505.cfm
I went with this one after all. After my original order was canceled because they actually DIDN'T have anymore in stock, I couldn't find any other good deals on black V1's with the kit lens.
 
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