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. egret by cbmn, on Flickr wood duck couple by cbmn, on Flickr cormorant by cbmn, on Flickr The setup is light and very compact for the reach that it is capable of: 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.