Nikon V1 with 10-30mm refurbs for $459

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by CarlB, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. On cameta.com. Not too bad for fast and sure auto-focus, sharp, 1" sensor, built-in EVF with the 10-30mm kit lens.
     
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  2. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    I won't end up buying one, but that's a hell of a deal...Thanks for sharing it!
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    If you can live without the EVF, the J1 is below, same lens, for $319.
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    A lot of birders maximize its auto-focus capability with the 2.7x crop factor by putting on the big Nikon zooms...
     
  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'm tempted to get a V1 + FT1 adapter for this very reason. :wink:
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    The shot below was with my J1 and a friend's 70-200 at 195mm for a 35mm equivalent of 526mm! :eek:

    I can't even begin to imagine what the 300 ƒ4 or 600 ƒ4 would be like on it :biggrin:

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    San Antonio Shooter by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr
     
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  7. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    That looks nice. I was always wondering how the manual focusing on those Nikons is, but I don't know anybody who has one and can compare to m4/3. Would you mind to comment on that? Specifically, I was wondering whether this could be the miniature set to just go out with the kit lens and 2-3 decent c-mount lenses, sort of an alternative to the GF2 with slightly better sensor coverage for the wider c-mounts. Is that realistic?
    Thanks,

    Stefan
     
  8. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I can't really say since I've always autofocused with mine.
    But when using the FT1 adapter, you only get the center auto-focus point....
     
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  9. eBay 10mm prime for

    Limited quantities, but new, pulled from kits: $155.89
    Nikon 1 Nikkor 10 mm f/2.8 Lens (Black) for CX Format 018208033065 | eBay

    RT, that telephoto shot looks dang sharp. Not too bad a setup. Twice the reach of the Nikkor-1-native 10-100mm - but I'll bet a bit bigger too. :)

    OK, so I decided to give it a try, ordered the V1 refurb from Cameta and the above prime lens. I do like to evaluate a camera with a prime.

    I *really* like the idea of the V1's size, the reported sharpness of this prime lens, a built-in evf, fast and sure auto-focus ...

    I hear there's a fast prime (f1.8?) coming out for these soon, too ...

    Now, if Pen or Pan had a small E-PM1-ish camera with built in evf, I wouldn't even be thinking of the Nikon ... Hello, Olympus ... Hello Panasonic ... this isn't too tough you know.
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Yes..there's an 18.5mm ƒ1.8 that was announced (should've been released earlier)

    But from what I've seen, most folks use the 1 system to take advantage of the 2.7x crop factor. Even the consumer 70-300 benefits.