Tagged: Nikon

The demographics of camera users

The author, at the link below, notes that those under 30 predominately use their smart phone to take photos. Older travelers use compact point and shoot cameras, and middle aged and older often shoot with higher end DSLRs. One thing I noticed on my trip to the UK , specifically London, was the abundance of cameras. Source: Cameras, Cameras, Everywhere | Garden Walk Garden Talk A recent Nikon item said that 55% of...

Gear Acquisition Syndrome – always needing the next best camera or lens

Fascinating first hand story: I used to be a real photography gear head, I bought and sold cameras right and left, I was left broke and miserable, here’s what you can learn from my ordeal Source: Confessions of an ex-gear addict When I stopped at a beach overlook recently, I was surprised at how many very expensive cameras and lenses I saw being carried along the trails. Then I saw a photo,...

Using the Olympus TCON 17 1.7x teleconverter with a Nikon 1

These three photos were taken with a Nikon 1 V2, the 1 Nikkor 30-110mm zoom, and an Olympus TCON-17 1.7x teleconverter. I am extremely pleased with the results using the teleconverter. On the Nikon 1, I use a 55 to 52mm adapter ring, and then a 52mm to 40.5mm adapter ring to mount on the Nikon 1. (I could not find a 55 to 40.5 mm adapter). I bought the TCON17,...

Using a Computar c-mount lens on the Nikon 1

These photographs were taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and a Computar f/1.2 12.6-75mm c-mount television camera lens. For improved sharpness, I usually shoot this lens at f/4 as it is soft at f/1.2. I also use a 0.6 ND filter so that I can use the lens wide open. The lens is used with a c-mount to Nikon 1 mount adapter ring. The lens is primarily useful only at the...

Low light image quality test: Nikon 1 V2 and J1, Lumix GH-2 and GH-4

I tested the low light image quality of the Nikon 1 J1 (electronically the same as the Nikon 1 J2 and the Nikon 1  V1), the Nikon 1 V2, the Lumix GH-2 and the Lumix GH-4. The Nikon 1 is a 1″ sensor camera with a 10 MP image resolution and the V2 has just over 14 MP. The Nikon 1 is also an interchangeable lens camera. The Lumix cameras are micro-four thirds...

Deals on Nikon D750 and Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless cameras

I do a lot of shooting with the Nikon 1 cameras and love’em. Adorama is featuring package deals on the newly announced Nikon cameras: Nikon D750 FX-Format Digital SLR Body Only Camera, 24.3MP, 3.2″ LCD Display, HDMI/USB 2.0, Built-in Wi-Fi/Microphone Now $1,996.95 after $300 Instant Rebate Nikon D750 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens, 24.3MP, 3.2″ LCD Display, HDMI/USB 2.0, Built-in Wi-Fi/Microphone Now $2,696.95 after...

Red tulips, yellow daffodils and more!

Click any image to click through to Flickr for larger sizes including the original full size uploads. Photo taken with Nikon 1 V2 and Nikkor 30-110mm lens.   Photo taken with Nikon 1 V2 and Nikkor 30-110mm lens, with -0.7 ev exposure compensation.   Photo taken with Panasonic Lumix GH-2 and Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens.   Photo taken with Olympus XZ-2 “point n shoot”!  

Using a c-mount lens on a Nikon 1 J2 camera

The Nikon 1 cameras – J1, J2, J3, J4, V1, V2, and V3 – use a “1 inch” sensor that is about the same size as “Super 16mm” film. The small’ish sensor is ideal for working with old 16mm lenses (I have one) or with various c-mount lenses. Ideally, the c-mount lens should provide a “1 inch” coverage. However, the photos below were shot using a Tamron 4-12mm f/1.2 lens having...