I won’t waffle too long today.
Just a quick note on the Nikon 1 V1 again …. I am really beginning to love this compact little solution as a replacement for a DSLR on many occasions
I took it with me when I went for a coffee on the weekend and photographed a photo of my tiny daughter with the compact and very universal 10-30mm f/3.5 – f/5.6 lens… and the sharpness and clarity continues to blow my mind.
I also snapped a Macro photo of my sunglasses which really was just playing around with the camera and my sunglasses on the table at the cafe, but is a good preview the lenses resolving power and cameras noise at 720 ISO – which was visible but quite minimal in the shadow areas. Actually the High ISO ability of this camera is quite surprising for such a small sensor (which is one of the contention points amongst many enthusiasts and professionals alike, who were waiting a long time for this cameras release)
Additionally I threw on the brilliant 10-100mm (Equivalent in 35mm to 27 – 270mm) f/4.5 – f/5.6 VR (and the VR is very cool in this electronic-optical-zoom lens) and it was the first time I have really recognised the VR as invaluable… a very nice lens. The only downside is the size of the lens.. as large as many DSLR lanes – but that is the downside of having such a sharp and fast super-zoom.
The 10-30mm is very cool because it is the exact opposite (Equivalent to 27 -80mm) it is super compact.
Anyway here are the pix I mention above: