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    Fun with the FT-1

    70-200mm VR I freehand



    105mm Micro VR freehand



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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    I look forward to trying out the V1 with a longer lens. I've seen some really nice work on DPReview.
    Last edited by Terry; 4th January 2012 at 20:55.

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    with 70-200mm VR (from tripod)





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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    FT-1 + 70200 at 200mm

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    That's neat.

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    As always you have to learn how to handle such narrow angle of view. But VR works.
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    FT-1 + 105mm Macro VR

    about 280mm 35mm equivalent angle of view









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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    Wonderful shots UWE!

    How does the AF speed and accuracy work with Nikkor glass and the FT1?

    Thanks

    Peter

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    >How does the AF speed and accuracy work with Nikkor glass and the FT1?

    the 105 Macro is slow (not sure how it is on larger bodies). The 70-200 is ok.
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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >How does the AF speed and accuracy work with Nikkor glass and the FT1?

    the 105 Macro is slow (not sure how it is on larger bodies). The 70-200 is ok.
    That sounds reasonable, the 105 was also not the fastest on my D2X some years ago.

    Seems I need to get an FT-1 pretty soon

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    Anyone have any with a fast lens, particularly with one of the 50g lenses 1.8 or 1.4? Thanks.

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    With 105mm Macro



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    FT-1 support for VR

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    As always you have to learn how to handle such narrow angle of view. But VR works.
    I hope so. I have just mounted a newly-acquired AF-S 55-200mm VR on the FT-1. I gulped when I noticed that Vibration reduction does not appear in the shooting menu. (It doesn't appear when I mount my Nikon1 10mm either, but that lens doesn't have VR.)

    I have the VR switch on the lens set to ON. But I would like to be able to use the menu to choose between Normal, Active, and Off.

    (Firmware is A: 1.11, B: 1.10., L:1.00)

    How can I tell if VR is working, without the menu confirmation?

    [edit] I tried looking at the display while turning the lens VR to OFF. The jiggles then became apparent. So indeed, the VR is working just fine with the FT-1.

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    My contribute with Nikon V1 + FT1 and Leitax adapted Leica 100mm Elmarit-R APO.
    I only edit contrast and lighting, no color adjustment (No vibrance, Saturation)
    Get the Leica 100mm APO if you want the best Macro




    And Video Version:
    Leica Lens 100mm Elmarit APO Macro with Nikon V1 - YouTube

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    Re: Fun with the FT-1

    Will the FT-1 meter with non-AF Nikkors, such as the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8? If it will, it would be stop-down aperture-priority metering since the FT-1 provides no mechanical actuation.

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