October 31st, 2012, 07:32 PM
Nikon 1 does street
Noticed there is no street thread for Nikon 1 cameras so thought I'd start one. Feel free to join in! I'd also welcome your likes/dislikes regarding these cameras with regard to street shooting.
Personally I'm having a hoot with the J1 and 10mm pancake. Shooting from the hip using single point af and with face detection on it nails the focus frequently. Continuous mode works as
well as many dslr's and the buffer seems to clear pretty quick too. Silent shutter gives you the confidence to shoot up close. Metering seems to be very good. Only tested centre weighted so far but
I'm not getting many files that are spoiled as a result of over/under exposure. That's possibly because the dynamic range is impressive and the files can handle quite a bit of post. I'd definately rate the
files as being up there amongst mft cameras I've had. Not really checked out the high iso yet - I have it on auto iso 100-3200 but it invariably trys to keep the iso down.
Dislikes - jpeg preview that can't be disabled. LCD screen that can't be turned off.
DSC_1906 by norman j shearer2010, on Flickr
DSC_1503 by norman j shearer2010, on Flickr
DSC_1068 by norman j shearer2010, on Flickr
October 31st, 2012, 07:45 PM
looks great Norman.....I had written this camera off last year, but it seems to have gotten into the hand of photographers, because suddenly I see good photos from it. I guess that tells me what I already knew. The photographer makes the photos. Good to see the tool doesn't get in the way.
October 31st, 2012, 09:14 PM
Nice ones! From my experience, the V1 has one of the best metering systems of any camera I've ever used. Did a great job of exposing everything correctly. I'm sure the J1/2 are just as good.
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
October 31st, 2012, 09:57 PM
im shocked more st peops dont use one
easier to get more dof, quiet, small and not intimidating looking, fast af if you needed it...
October 31st, 2012, 11:47 PM
I can see that the Nikon 1 models would have the qualities to be very good street cameras.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
November 1st, 2012, 10:38 AM
November 1st, 2012, 11:29 AM
I like the colour you are getting from this little Nikon. I've been considering it for some time but it still seems quite expensive to me! Look forward to seeing lot's more of your lovely pics. It's like sitting in an outside cafe and watching the world go by. Is it me or do the British seem particularly glum!
November 1st, 2012, 11:58 AM
I'd be glum too if it were raining all the time
November 1st, 2012, 12:15 PM
i love the gritty color shots :)
that spot metering face detect thing is nice!
i kinda like the tetris block look too... if they had some wacky case with tetris block shapes on it, id buy one :)
November 1st, 2012, 05:27 PM
Yes, the colours are pretty accurate. I've not had to tweak them in post so far. I got mine 2nd hand off ebay for £190 with 10mm pancake and 6 batteries. The lens alone retails for about £200 in the UK.
Originally Posted by christilou
You would think acceptance would kick in after so many years of it but we still curse the weather. I used to love it when fishing and huddled under a very large brolly with my thermos. Now I'm back to cursing it like most Britains!
Originally Posted by Luke
It's quite pretty I feel. Plus it has a reassuring weight to it that speaks good build quality.
Originally Posted by Gubrz
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