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Old Aug 13, 2014, 5:30 AM   #1
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No need to get close with this outfit on the lake (300x2.7 crop) 810mm

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Old Aug 13, 2014, 5:39 AM   #2
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Nice shots! Looks like you are enjoying a great deal playing with the V1.
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It's a great camera selling at a big discount after the V2 and V3 are released

IMO this gem competes very well with the micro 4/3 if you are already wed to Nikon as it offers you a greater 2.7x crop for all your existing lens, which is fantastic for birding and doesn't degrade the picture like an additinal teleconverter would.

I also prefer the V1 to the newer V2 and V3 as it uses the same battery as my D800. I tend to use it as a lens cap also for my longer lenses when traveling because it's so small
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Don't you mean "doesn't"...?
Does the AF work fine with an AF-S lens and converter...?
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Old Aug 14, 2014, 8:16 PM   #6
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Don't you mean "doesn't"...?
Does the AF work fine with an AF-S lens and converter...?
Yes it works fine with my Sigma 120-300 and 2x converter, but I really need a tripod this even though the lens has VR
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Yes it works fine with my Sigma 120-300 and 2x converter, but I really need a tripod this even though the lens has VR
Have you tried this combo (300mm +2x TC) much with the V1? From what little I have tried with 500mm or 600mm on the V1 I have found that even with a tripod I wasn't happy with the results. Of course they were old MF glass and no VR.

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Have you tried this combo (300mm +2x TC) much with the V1? From what little I have tried with 500mm or 600mm on the V1 I have found that even with a tripod I wasn't happy with the results. Of course they were old MF glass and no VR.

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I'll post some pictures on the combo this weekend when I hit the lake...

I've tried with the 400mm f/2.8 + TC-20E III with VR, but it was quite blurry.
That' over 2000mm on a kayak...
-> With this much magnification I should really be shooting on the water edge with a tripod!
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Here you go 120-300 f/2.8 + 2xTC with the V1 (600 x 2.7 = 1620mm) @ wide open:



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I'd be happy with those! My attempts were nothing near as good.

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