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I arrived tonight in Nairobi. Will transfer tomorrow to the Masai Mara and will probably not be online for a couple of days.
Please find below some evening shots taken today with the J1 and the 10mm pancake lens. Will potentially use the V1 tomorrow - the first time.
The 10-100mm PD lens is a positive surprise. Seems to be in the same ballpark than the AFS 18-200mm (DX) and better at the respective long end than the AFS 28-300mm on FX bodies.
Don't over-expect what the small sensor can deliver. Checked at pixel level, the DX bodies win hands down, but this misses the point of this little camera. The AF in low light seems to be as capable as the AF of the D5100 where it hits and miss the target - impressive vs. my other experiences with compacts like the P7000. (I don't have any Oly or Nex). Only tried the NEX-5 for some weeks, and based on a few shots the J1 is more versatile from operation speed and AF perspective. If images are scaled down to 1920x1200, they are usually impressive.
The small size allowed also other optimizations. I used the little camera with the pancake lens only on the tripod head, without the tripod attached. Was stable enough and easier to handle. Exposure correction and timer setup is quick.
The AF is convenient and fast. Like it.