It’s time for some dogs again

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.

Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8Nikon V1 & Nikkor 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.

Nikon V1 & C-Mount 50mm f/1.4Nikon V1 & C-Mount 50mm f/1.4
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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7 thoughts on “It’s time for some dogs again

  1. 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.

    • 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.

      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. 🙁

      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.

      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. 😉

      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.

      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.

      Looking forward to you next post.

      Will be coming soon! 🙂

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  3. 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. 😉

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