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| p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · 18MP Nikon 1 V3 with 20fps continuous AF announced |
Not having ever shot with a 1 series, how would this get along with something like a 200/2 or 500/4?
What's the recommended F mount adapter run you and would you still get 20fps in focus? Any gotchas I should be aware of?
They will get along very well, but at 540mm and 1350mm respectively, all the shutter speed and long lens rules still apply. You keep the F2 & F4 of those lenses though, and you will be using only the very center glass of those lenses to cover the CX image circle, which are as good as it gets.
The adapter you need is the Nikon FT-1. The latest firmware update allowed for AF-C using the center AF point with this adapter (Note you need to update the firmware of the FT-1 itself via the camera).
The V1/V2 could do 10/15 FPS respectively with AF with the FT-1, so I see no reason why the V3 won't be able to. If anything, I'd think those pro lenses would keep up to those AF speeds better than the kit lens.
Another thing to note with the FT-1 adapter is that VR does work, however it is on the entire time. The VR on/off switch on the side of the lens is how you turn it on and off, not via half press of the shutter. Again, that may change with the V3, but that is how it works with the V1/V2.
They are great little cameras, I love my V1, and it is the best underwater camera I've used for the price (the Polaroid/Meike housings are excellent and only $125, rated to 140ft). I suspect they will make one for the V3 as well, given the similar size & shape to the V1.
No catches with the adapter other than that you are limited to the center AF point only, unless the V3 allows for more.