Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A Happy Dilemna - 21 Jul 2014
Using manual-assist autofocus (manually focus on the bird then allow AF on the Nikon V1 to lock on) I was able to get shutter speeds of 1/2000 sec. at ISO 200. Images were bright, with great color saturation. Focus was spot on, and keeper rate was 90+%. The only down side to this combo is the 10MPx limit on the V1 and lower magnification.
Anyone with a 500mm or 600mm Nikon should seriously consider getting a Nikon 1 V3 and the FT1 adapter. This would be a serious shorebird combo that would generate breathtaking images!
But I love digiscoping and the challenge of greating wall-worthy photos from it. So I won't be retiring it just yet. Its just nice to know that there other options for pushing the EFL's of our photo gear!