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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Because it loves me and loves to make good images for me. How could you not show the V1 some love? :-)

Shot this morning at sunrise. The sun is nestled in the curved branches of my corkscrew hazel shrub. The catkins will be opening/expanding in the next few weeks.

V1 with the 30-110 lens. Nearly a point and shoot shot. Very minor editing in Lightroom, like white balance adjustment, but not too much else. I love this camera.

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Fantastic photo - very inspiring.

What do you think of the optical quality and do you experience any limitations with the size of the sensor?

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Thanks, Leo :-)

I think the optical quality of the kit lenses is excellent - much better than you'd expect from 'kit lenses' that only cost $250 (US). The 30-110mm is especially good.

I think the only real limitations are what you'd expect from a smaller sensor. The high ISO performance is not as good as larger sensors (but it's very close or equal to that of some of the 4/3 senors). Nikon did a great job with the noise performance though. It reminds me of the noise in the D3 and D700. It's there once you get to a certain higher ISO, but it's not obtrusive.

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Interesting to see what the V1 can do!

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The metering on the V1 is outstanding. Very often I think it reads my mind
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With "metering" you refer to exposure, not focus?!

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Yes, it does a great job figuring out the exposure. I rarely have to use exposure compensation.

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I guess that's one of the benefits of using the sensor output to judge the exposure...you get an extremely detailed image, compared to the low-res meter found in DSLRs.

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If you ask me, I think it meters better than my D700.

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Great to see some love for the V1! I really enjoyed shooting with it and the J1, as I hope comes across in my review!


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