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Nikon 1 J1 new toy

Discussion in 'Nikon 1 Forum' started by walter_g, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    I just bought a J1, and so far It looks like a pretty capable little CAM.
    I bought one of the refurb kits with the 10-30 Lens. I think they are a great deal at $160.
    I Cant believe how much the price have dropped on these.

    The next Nikon af Lens will probably be the 10mm. Unless someone advices be different.
    My plans are to get a few chipped adapters so I can use legacy glass, and so It will meter them.
    I will be shooting Minolta, Nikon, and cine glass.
    Cant wait to get out and shoot some more with this CAM. I got It friday.

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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Good luck finding adapters with chips (the only one I know of is the FTsomething which will let you use Nikon lenses. I have one without that lets me use Pentax manual lenses), and congrats on your purchase. at $160 thats a great deal. 10mm first.. sure if you like the wider angle. The 18.5 is excellent also.
     
  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    FT-1 is the Nikon adaptor - it is quite expensive
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Congrats on the new camera Walter and welcome to SC.
     
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  5. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    Thanks. Im kinda up in the air 10mm first or the 18.5.
    Sooner or later I am planning on buying both.

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  6. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    A little to pricey for me. It might be different If I had some Nikon af glass.


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  7. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    I dont see It posted anywhere on this forum, but the chipped adapters are being made.
    They run $56 each, or If you already have a dumb Adapter you can buy the chip for $40 each.
    They are being made by gfotostore, and available thru there website and eBay.
    Gfotostore is out of Russia.

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  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Hi Walter. It's nice to know someone is making These adaptors, I bought a dumb one and used it once. Not a pleasurable experience !
    I still won't buy one because the whole point of me owning the system is the autofocus capability . Buy the 18.5 first :)
     
  9. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    Thanks, ive heard the 18.5 is really good.
    I bought the CAM for Its af capabilty, and at that price I couldnt resist.
    I do have alot of legacy glass so I probably will get atleast 1 Adapter, but af will be Its primary use.


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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks for that info. I might use my pentax manual lenses more if I could at least get a confirm on the focus. I dont mind not having AF, neither of them have it anyway.. but not getting a focus confirm makes shooting a bit fraught.
     
  11. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    I just ordered the Minolta MD chipped Adapter for the Nikon 1.
    I picked this Adapter because I have some pretty nice Minolta glass.
    I will post an update when I get It.

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  12. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    Got some news, good and bad.
    My Adapter shipped.

    On another Forum a couple members have tested the chip and It works on the V1.:D
    It was also tested on the S1 and didnt work.:banghead:
    I might be the first testing It on the J1.:eek:
    So wish me luck.


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  13. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    I just wanted to make a correction to this thread.
    Gfotostore updated their firmware on their chips to include support for the S1.
    Great adapter, perfect fit and does exactly what its suppose to do.
    Sure makes using Legacy manual focus glass easy.

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