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12-27-2014, 02:43 AM   #1
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Post Xmas present to myself

Couldn't resist, it was a good price


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Couldn't resist, it was a good price
New toys!! Enjoy ;-)
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The 18.5mm is a very handy lens. Have fun.

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Finally had a chance to unbox and use it today.

Only managed to use the kit zoom so far. I was going out for lunch and shopping and didn't have time to unbox the 18.5 prime.

Obligatory mirror selfie:


I asked a waiter at the restaurant to take a photo of me - ISO2500 - judging by the noise, I probably wouldn't go past ISO3200 on this camera:


Dynamic range test at Macquarie Lighthouse


Standard tourist shot of the lighthouse:


Interiors of shopping centre (Westfield Bondi Junction)






Closeup of store display - B&W conversion using Nik Silver Efex Pro


Pretty hard to get bokeh on the kit zoom - had to resort to the usual closeup type photos


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My GAS just asserted itself.

Bought the 10mm pancake, 11-27mm pancake zoom, and 70-300mm ultra telephoto (I think this is meant for birding). Nearly bought the ultra wide zoom, but sanity asserted itself. All in Stormtrooper White, except for the ultra telephoto which only comes in Darth Vader black.

Edit: I forgot. Also bought the SB-N7 flash, so I now have a complete system.
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talk about stepping up to the plate! nice pics

looking forward to hearing how it compares to sony gear.
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talk about stepping up to the plate! nice pics

looking forward to hearing how it compares to sony gear.
Thanks.

I think the Nikon 1 is a good complement to Sony and for me is a valid "third system" after full frame and APS-C. I've considered Micro 4/3 several times, but it always fell into the category of "not worth it" (the size reduction for body and lenses aren't significant enough to compensate for the quality drop from APS-C).

As we both know, Sony isn't great for action, except perhaps the A6000 and even then the buffer size is too small. The Nikon 1 is fast, responsive, have medium sized buffers that make it worthwhile for those situations where the Sony bodies just aren't snappy enough.

The V2 is the smallest and lightest of the V bodies, and doesn't have the annoying limitations of the V3 (Micro SD, external viewfinder).

Battery life is excellent - I shot well over 300 photos today, and the battery level remained at "full" so I suspect the battery can easily last a whole day's shooting.

It is an excellent camera to take on a bush walk - small and light enough not to be a burden. Here is a photo, taken on the 30-100mm zoom from today's walk:
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Captured at the zoo, 30-110mm lens:


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ISO4000


ISO6400 - grain becoming quite noticeable
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Whats the Blue disc on Skippy's ear Chris?


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Whats the Blue disc on Skippy's ear Chris?
Dunno - I think it's some sort of id/tag thing. Either that or a fancy earring.
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Another ISO6400 shot, taken in the night section of the zoo. I was amazed the camera was able to focus.
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