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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|04-10-2012 09:12 AM|
This is a good deal. I just hope someone like me don't have Costco member.
Amazon have it for the same price with more lens combo option http://slickdeals.net/f/4174746-Nikon-1-J1-2-lens-kit-for-699-Amazon
|03-30-2012 09:05 AM|
|03-30-2012 08:55 AM|
|03-30-2012 06:32 AM|
Use google and flickr to find discussions and examples, but one I found was:
Considering you can buy pro-level telephoto primes like the 300mm f/4 AF-S, the Nikon 1 is very well the cheapest and lightest way to get pro-level extreme safari optics. A 55-200mm VR + 300mm f/4 would rock anything. As soon as Nikon releases a 70-200mm f/4, it'll be even better. They filed a patent on it, and it would make sense because right now your only telephoto choices are a $500 lens or a $2,500 lens, so they definitely have a market segment to fill, but the natural disasters over there have really set them back. Of course, you could always use Sigma lenses, which if you're willing to get over the stigma of third party optics, are actually quite respectable. Something like their 70-200mm f/2.8 or 150mm macro are really good lenses. I use the old 50-150mm, and while it's not as good as the Nikon 70-200mm of course, it's the best optics you can get for the price.
|03-30-2012 12:49 AM|
And since you stand farther away, any angular misalignment increases blur more than it would if you were closer.
The same logic applies when you increase pixel density. You increase the ability to blow up the image, but you reduce the per-pixel sharpness. If you only got acceptable photos (in given conditions) at 1/300, and buy a new camera with twice the pixels (but the same sensor size), and expect to blow up the image to the same dpi, you have to double the shutter speed to 1/600 to get the same discernible IQ.
A tiny sensor with high pixel count demands either better VR or faster shutter speeds. That's plain physics.
|03-30-2012 12:25 AM|
|03-29-2012 11:35 PM|
I'm curious. Does the VR work with those lenses on this camera? 810mm equivalent with a tiny body with no balance seems tough to get a clean shot without keeping it at 1/1000.
|03-29-2012 11:24 PM|
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|03-29-2012 11:17 PM|
|Tnyc||Olympus EM-5 is the hot new mirrorless camera at the moment and should equals or beats this puny Nikon in every area.....if you have money to burn of course.|
|03-29-2012 10:55 PM|
|Gosh||Is anyone interested in just J1 with 10-30mm lens (black)? I would like to take only 30-110mm one. Let's split!|
|03-29-2012 10:43 PM|
|03-29-2012 10:35 PM|
Cameta has Olympus E-PL2 double lens kit (14-42, 40-150) for $550 if you want to do a fair comparision..
|03-29-2012 08:48 PM|
The GF3 also has a 40-150mm lens that costs $300, making it nearly as expensive as this kit, as long as we're comparing apples to apples. Plus, this camera can track motion using phase detect, and you can buy an adapter to use Nikon AF-S lenses on it. $180 for a 55-200mm VR lens that becomes a Safari length 150-540mm equivalent or a 55-300mm that becomes a 150-810mm? Yes please! Plus, since you already have an adapter, you can then buy the 35mm f/1.8 and have a portrait lens for less than $200. I wouldn't say that the GF3 is a better camera necessarily. The J1, while it has a smaller sensor, has better dynamic range and colors, even if the high ISO performance is expectedly low. The J1 has some innovative features like motion snapshot, 60 fps, an amazingly accurate light meter, etc. that make it fun. If you're going to be doing high ISO photography you want a NEX-C3 or NEX-5n anyway, so this camera could be the choice for people wanting better-than-pocket digicam photos that can do it all, such as take photos of your pets/friends/kids playing in the front yard or school sports.
If you're a Nikon DSLR user that already has a stable of lenses, it makes this an even better choice.
|03-29-2012 06:41 PM|
Saying the GF3 is a way better camera is very subjective. I would personally would rather have the J1. I had the GF3 and sold it. One thing to remember with this deal is that you will pay sales tax on 899, not 699.
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