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Nikon V1 with Tamron 18-270

Discussion in 'Nikon 1 Forum' started by carlb, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. carlb

    carlb SC Regular

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    Jun 3, 2013
    Adapted to the V1, the Tamron 18-270mm has an equivalent field of view to a full-frame 49-729mm zoom.

    The optical image stabilization definitely helps at the long end. I can't get every shot blur free at slower shutters, but I can most.

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    egret by cbmn, on Flickr

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    wood duck couple by cbmn, on Flickr

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    cormorant by cbmn, on Flickr

    The setup is light and very compact for the reach that it is capable of:

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    Tamron 18-270mm on the Nikon V1 by cbmn, on Flickr

    I find the auto focus not too bad. A darned nice pair, I think. This and a wide angle setup for a second camera gives plenty of options while shooting.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Awesome!! 729mm!

    How is the auto focus?
     
  3. carlb

    carlb SC Regular

    101
    Jun 3, 2013
    Autofocus isn't bad at all. Single point at center through the FT-1 adapter. That works great for long telephoto.

    I'll recommend it. Not super sharp at the long end, but not bad either.
     
  4. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Thanks carlb, that is pretty cool. I keep thinking about picking up the V1. You are adding a bit of fuel to that fire.

    Are the shots you posted at 700mm+? I wonder how your set up compares to a good superzoom?
     
  5. carlb

    carlb SC Regular

    101
    Jun 3, 2013
    Yes, the top and bottom are at 729mm.

    They are a great pair together, great size, image quality and long zoom.The image stabilization really helps at the long end.

    I've tried the Fuji X-S1. This pair is definitely more usable in low light, and the ois with the Tamron is more useful at the long zooms.