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V1 viewfinder

Discussion in 'Nikon 1 Forum' started by kyteflyer, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    A couple of questions...

    1) Does it have shooting info?

    2) Does it have any form of focus confirm?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Basic info or all info. Guessing its all the same as the j1 but with a finder. Single point af is red= no or green (locked).
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I had all but determined to go today to buy one thats cheap, from the same place I bought my J1, but the car would not start. Its been a bit hesitant lately, took it for a long run yesterday, thinking that the battery would charge up... nope... so I guess I am up for a new alternator and there goes the camera fund. oh well.
     
  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    "Oh well" ...... I'm sure that there must be a more descriptive way of putting it .
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    !!!

    There is, but we are in polite company :)
     
  6. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

    175
    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    If you don't mine white.... $319, Maybe you can get a V1 and alternator! Good luck with the car.

    Nikon V1 With Nikkor 10mm f/2.8--DigitalRev

    Apart from a great little viewfinder and far superior battery life, it's the same as your J1 I think.
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Darren. Plenty of white around and they all have the 10-30 and not the 30-110. I already have the 10mm also, I really dont want to duplicate, though I could probably be happy to store a 10-30. I have WAY too much stuff. Wanna buy a K-5?

    BTW it was the battery... $158... the alternator, if it had been that, would have cost something north of $700 even for a reconditioned one. New are out of my ballpark.

    [edit] the other thing I forgot to say was that with cameras, I would prefer to buy local unless I can get it disgustingly cheap from OS... and then, I prefer a US purchase. I would have bought a refurb from Cameta... story elsewhere about why I did not. I am planning to make one more run to a source in Rutherford and Bennetts Green (Hardly Normals) and see if they have anything. After that... pfft.
     
  8. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

    175
    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    I've no need for a 10-30, but I wouldn't mind buying a 10mm if you end up with a duplicate black one if that helps you at all !! I would love a K-5 or K-5 II if I didn't already have Nikon gear that I don't really use any more :smile:

    Sounds like you're in Newcastle... I have to get up to the beaches and lakes there more with my cameras in Spring. I love some of the spots up there.

    I've purchased a couple of cameras from Digitalrev previously. They were nice an easy to deal with.
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Good to know about DR... I follow the threads on whirlpool and there have been a few disappointed people lately. Let me poke around and see what I can find... esp if you'd buy the 10... its a really nice little lens but I dont want two... or white.

    [edit] Nobbys, Merewether beach, Lake Macquarie, Stockton beach or the river on the other side... all good spots. The city isnt much good for street, nearly everyone goes to malls in the burbs, inside... the streets often seem completely deserted... weird. The city fathers have been trying to bring back the heart of the city but they really havent a clue, everything they have tried has failed, and now they are going to stop the trains from getting there as well. Insane.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Whoops. Did it again. V1 twin kit (sorry Darren, no spare 10mm). Best I could do was $647 at Bennetts Green Harvey Norman... the HN at Rutherford (where I also went) had it still for $1088 and called it on sale. They originally (both stores) were selling for $1288.

    So I'm counting my blessings and thinking thats IT for a while. I have to settle down again for a couple of years.
     
  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A sweet deal Sue.
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Bill. I maybe could have done better, going "grey market" but for some reason I am stuck in the need to buy cameras (unless *really* cheap) locally. Easier if something goes wrong. I don't have the same thing about lenses for some reason.

    Tomorrow morning, firmware updates for body and lenses :)
     
  13. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

    175
    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    Congratulations Sue, I'm sure you'll love it. The 30-110 should also be very nices. I think I'll pick up one of those next for my V1 (Before my 10mm) :wink: Digidirect in Sydney have them for $264 today only! otherwise $293.
     
  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    When I was still at sixes and sevens about the V1, I had a used one in my cart at B&H, $186 US. Probably cheaper in AU once you take the shipping into account. They have the 18mm for $189, too.
     
  15. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

    175
    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    I can vouch for the 18.5, it is a fantastic lens. Had mine for a few months now.


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