Folks who visit my blog on a regular basis know that I like to shoot dogs, cats, macro and portraits. This time around I’m posting some of my latest dog photos taken with the Nikon V1, 18.5mm f/1.8 and “Plastilux” 50mm f/1.4 C-Mount lens. Let’s begin with the shots taken with the 18.5mm f/1.8.
Bokeh looks quite nice in some of these, but it is nowhere near as smooth as with the 50mm f/1.4 C-Mount lens. The following two shots (and those I have posted here) show how great the potential for ultra thin DOF with the V1 is, when you mount a fast telephoto lens, such as the 50/1.4. The 1″ sensor might be relatively small, but with such a lens attached, you are shooting with a 135mm f/ 3.8 full frame equivalent. Not shabby at all! You can expect similar, although somewhat sharper, results with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 mounted on a FT-1 adapter.
You can find more of my Nikon V1, Nikon 18.5mm f/1.8 and C-Mount 50mm f/1.4 photos on Flickr. Or just visit my sets page to view my photos by subject matter. Have fun! 🙂
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Great stuff once more. If you ever start something like a “Brotherhood of V1-Brotha’s” I’m in all the way. When seeing what you get out of this camera, I wonder why anyone would ever wish for anything else.
Anyway…. you seem to try out a lot of interesting lenses (the Marumi, the Plastilux), how about the Industar 69? Did you ever see one or try one out? I have been really curious, and know they can be found for €20 or thereabouts.
And, on that subject: the magnification in MF (pushing “OK”) only works with the (autofocus) Nikon1 lenses? I have been pondering that since your last post. Or is it only with the C-mount lens for some reason? The reason I ask, is that the Industar is a lot less desirable to me if there is no way to assure focus.
Looking forward to you next post.
Thank you Jan. I may just do that in the not so distant future. Not so long ago I’ve created a flickr group called “Nikon 1 with C Mount Lenses”, you can find it here. Sadly I’m still the only contributor. 🙁
I wasn’t aware of the Industar. I might get it one day, when N1 cameras become better at high ISO, but for now I’m keeping my eyes open for lenses faster than f/2. I still haven’t put my 25mm f/1.4 C-Mount to the test. It will have to wait until I’ve gotten bored of the 50mm f/1.4. 😉
No, unfortunately there is no MF magnification with any MF lens. I’m not sure about old AI Nikkors with the FT-1 adapter. That could be an exception.
Will be coming soon! 🙂
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I love dogs and love your photos of them. I too have a Nikon 1 V1 camera. I had the 10-30 lens but right over a year old it started giving me the lens error message. I just bought the 30-110 Nikon lens and am having fun with it. It has a nice smooth Bokeh.
Yes, the 30-110 is highly regarded, it really seems to offer great value for money. But since I’ve bought the Oly E-M10, Oly 45/1.8 and Pana 25/1.4 this month, I can’t justify buying yet another lens. My girlfriend would kill me. 😉
Ivan, congratulations on buying the new camera and lens.
Thank you. 🙂