Nikon 1 V1 and astrophotography

Discussion in 'Ask B&H Photo' started by Hillcrest Observatory, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Hillcrest Observatory

    Hillcrest Observatory SC Rookie

    Oct 21, 2012
    Live Oak, FL
    David Liles
    I do astro photography. I have access to a Nikon 1V1 I have an adaptor to attach the camera without a lens to my telescope. How can I get the camera to operate without feedback from a lens?

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  2. Chuck-B&H

    Chuck-B&H B&H Photo Specialist

    Aug 5, 2010
    New York

    The only solution I could come up with is you need to first use Nikon's FT-1 Mount Adapter. Then adapt the standard Nikon "F" mount to a "T" mount adapter which is pretty standard for scope adapters. Nikon is not clear how the camera will act with a none electronic lens attached. Nikon lists several legacy AI lens as being supported. The optional FT1 mount adapter allows NIKKOR F mount lenses to be used with Nikon 1 cameras equipped with a Nikon 1 mount.
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  3. Photo Ed

    Photo Ed New to SC

    Nov 16, 2012
    I wanted to add that I could not get this to work to my satisfaction. While physically everything connects together with an optical path, Nikon limits the shutter speed to less than 1 (1/1.3 or faster) second with the FT-1 connected. I have seen a Nikon 1 to T mount adapter which might work while allowing you to keep the shutter open longer.
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