Nikon 1 image thread

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No, you wouldn't be Jonathan if you just meandered through time with the same camera. :)

I enjoy the diversity of your images.
The Nikon 1 series is a hodgepodge of modern and somewhat backwards tech all thrown together. To be honest I have no clue what Nikon was thinking when they put this system together, it makes no sense at all. Even though the system was marketed as being entry level, it takes some higher level raw editing to really maximize the images. The V1 shared battery is great, but the UI and handling of the camera is just amateurish. I know the V2 and V3 improve on this, but I have no desire to invest in a different battery system or micro SD cards for the V3.

Strangely though, the system is filling a two-prong niche for me. It gives me a dirt cheap small camera to mess around with when hanging with my kids AND it gives me a small crop camera with the FT-1 adapter to extend my telephoto reach. I'm blown away at how sharp my 70-200mm f4 VR is on this setup and it's making me think of getting a 300mm f4 PF VR to try on the camera. With the way I'm shooting nowadays I prefer smaller and lighter gear.

For everyone else, this system is just too weird. Better off getting an M43 or Fuji-X camera! :D
 
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I must really like beating myself up, because I'm still shooting with the V1! :D

Here are a couple with the 10-30mm PD, 18.5mm and FT-1 + 70-200mm f4 VR:
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181010_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_001 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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J5 & 10-30 PD Zoom again ...

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CHEERS !!!
 
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So I've been shooting the Nikon V1 for the last month and strangely I feel like I'm really getting a hang of this system. I'm amazed at just how hard I can push these files and I feel there's a certain richness to the images once properly edited. Maybe because this sensor isn't from Sony, but it definitely has it's own unique vibe in conjunction with Nikon image processing.

Also the 10mp files are pretty easy on the computer hardware and I feel comfortable going up to 30x20" if I needed to print big. Anyways, I think there are only a handful of hardcore Nikon 1 shooters left. Count me into that mix! :D Now if I could only find a 6.7-13mm VR in black...:cautious: :LOL:

A few shots taken in Vancouver, Canada w/the Nikon V1 and 10-30mm PD VR:

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181010_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_031 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181010_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_032 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181010_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_038 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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181010_NIKON_V1_FRIOLO_028 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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So I've been shooting the Nikon V1 for the last month and strangely I feel like I'm really getting a hang of this system. I'm amazed at just how hard I can push these files and I feel there's a certain richness to the images once properly edited. Maybe because this sensor isn't from Sony, but it definitely has it's own unique vibe in conjunction with Nikon image processing.

Also the 10mp files are pretty easy on the computer hardware and I feel comfortable going up to 30x20" if I needed to print big. Anyways, I think there are only a handful of hardcore Nikon 1 shooters left. Count me into that mix! :D Now if I could only find a 6.7-13mm VR in black...:cautious: :LOL:

A few shots taken in Vancouver, Canada w/the Nikon V1 and 10-30mm PD VR:

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Very nice images, Jonathan and the processing is wonderful!

I haven’t used my V1, in quite awhile. You’re making me think about it, however.
 
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Very nice images, Jonathan and the processing is wonderful!

I haven’t used my V1, in quite awhile. You’re making me think about it, however.
The raws need a bit of finessing, but honestly I feel like M43 images need more noise reduction, which result in reducing detail, while Nikon 1 raws need less NR, while retaining more detail. Dynamic range isn't mind blowing, but it's still good enough and Nikon metering results in few blown highlights. For the size of the sensor and what I'm able to do with the raws, it's still quite impressive for older 2011 tech! I recently just picked up the 10mm 2.8, 10-100mm non-PD VR and 18.5mm 1.8 lenses for the cheap. For the used prices I bought them for, they're quite the bang-for-buck! :D
 
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So I've been shooting the Nikon V1 for the last month and strangely I feel like I'm really getting a hang of this system. I'm amazed at just how hard I can push these files and I feel there's a certain richness to the images once properly edited. Maybe because this sensor isn't from Sony, but it definitely has it's own unique vibe in conjunction with Nikon image processing.

Also the 10mp files are pretty easy on the computer hardware and I feel comfortable going up to 30x20" if I needed to print big. Anyways, I think there are only a handful of hardcore Nikon 1 shooters left. Count me into that mix! :D Now if I could only find a 6.7-13mm VR in black...:cautious: :LOL:
A few shots taken in Vancouver, Canada w/the Nikon V1 and 10-30mm PD VR:
Rich vibrant shots ...
Thank you for sharing.
I hear that V1 has this almost film like renderings.
I got one used 6.7-13 in BH Photo and its on its way.
Now I am looking for a cheap used V1 ...
 
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Rich vibrant shots ...
Thank you for sharing.
I hear that V1 has this almost film like renderings.
I got one used 6.7-13 in BH Photo and its on its way.
Now I am looking for a cheap used V1 ...
I found a 6.7-13mm VR for quite a low price, but it comes in silver and I really want it in black to match the rest of my system! Also I haven't shot film in several years, so I'm not sure if the V1 renders film like. The V1 is an okay camera, it's in no way the best mirrorless camera, but it has certain features that make it quite unique. I just wish Nikon stuck to the V1 concept and improved on it. The V2 and V3 seem like completely different cameras.
 
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I briefly had a V1, quickly got the V2 when it came out. It’s different than the V1. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it, I really like that 70-300 lens. If it weren’t for that lens I’d have gotten rid of it a long time ago. It’s sat in a drawer for over a year with no use.
 
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I briefly had a V1, quickly got the V2 when it came out. It’s different than the V1. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it, I really like that 70-300 lens. If it weren’t for that lens I’d have gotten rid of it a long time ago. It’s sat in a drawer for over a year with no use.
Clean V2 bodies are actually in high demand due to the refinements over the V1, but without going on ridiculous tangent like the V3 with attachable EVF and micro SD card slot (which resulted in worst buffer performance). I sometimes think Nikon purposely sabotaged the whole system. It makes me worried they might make more ridiculous decisions when it comes to the follow-up to the Z cameras!
 
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I have to admit, I have to push these V1 files hard to extract max potential. It's like trying to race with a little go-kart and extracting as much potential from a lawnmower engine! Anyways, it's still a lot of fun! :D

Shot with the V1 + 10mm 2.8:

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More Nikon V1 + 10-30mm PD VR shots! I've been trying to push DR through a few PS tricks, but I think the base ISO on the V1 is pretty awesome. Colors just want to pop when pushed! :D

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