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Posted: Sep 12, 2013 at 13:35 Quote
I tried one in a local camera shop .. did not get on with it.. my old housemate bought a 3100 over one.

they did change the mount on the 1 didn't they ? so your glass on your d50 wont work ... not without adapters anyway.

you also loose a optical viewfinder.. which can be a nuisance

id consider a d3100 / 3200 as well. keeps the SLR shape your used to but are reasonably light and not very bulky.

you will find that lower end Nikons have no built in auto focus and some of your lenses may be manual focus only.

Im guessing that the iso performance on a DSLR is better than the one series.. but i only used that in a bright well lit shop environment

Posted: Sep 12, 2013 at 18:06 Quote
i play with the Nikon 1 at work a ton. its good for people either wanting a smaller alternative to a DSLR, or someone who doesn't really know a lot about cameras. but if you like manual controls, or really changing anything settings wise its a pain in the ass.

also take into account it has a 2.7 crop factor, the lens selection is pretty limited (and there isn't really any high end class for it), no real viewfinder, for the lenses you have you need a $200+ adapter, and in my opinion the ISO noise isn't that great.

if you want a mirrorless I'd probably suggest the Sony NEX series. just a lot nicer and easier to use. the Nikon is also a really unergonomic shape.

or take the money you would buy and just get a d3200 body ($400~) and be happy.


in my opinion the Nikon 1 series is more just another electronic toy than anything. if you ditch your SLR for one you're probably going to regret it, and for the price there is usually better options out there.

Posted: Sep 12, 2013 at 19:53 Quote
Probably not what you were thinking, but if you do decide to stick with a DSLR, I saw the Nikon D7000 was on sale for $570 or something refurbished from Adorama a few days ago. True, there are D3200 and D5200 bodies with more mega pixels, but the D7000 is still a very relevant camera, especially considering it's construction and AF-D as well as manual lens compatibility. 16 megapixels isn't bad at all, and you can pull usable images out of ISO 1600. It's not cutting edge, but a huge, huge step above your D50. Probably the first Nikon with 'usable video' as well.

Posted: Sep 12, 2013 at 22:33 Quote
alreadyupsidedown wrote:
Probably not what you were thinking, but if you do decide to stick with a DSLR, I saw the Nikon D7000 was on sale for $570 or something refurbished from Adorama a few days ago. True, there are D3200 and D5200 bodies with more mega pixels, but the D7000 is still a very relevant camera, especially considering it's construction and AF-D as well as manual lens compatibility. 16 megapixels isn't bad at all, and you can pull usable images out of ISO 1600. It's not cutting edge, but a huge, huge step above your D50. Probably the first Nikon with 'usable video' as well.

The D7000 is a far better camera then a d3200 or d5200, The autofocus motor means it is compatible with any nikon lens made EVER. It has high ISO capabilities and a faster shutter speed then its lower end cousins (which also lost the upper display). I typically shoot cars in car shows with FX format D600 which is the same camera with a larger sensor, I love it. I have a hardtime going back to the D5200 i have for travel photography because I can't use my favorite lens and retain auto focus (Old 50mm f/1.2) i also find myself staring at a settings dial instead of information such as aperture and exposure times. But i do love how light it is which is why I haven't sold it yet (I think it has 300 shutter releases if that)...

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 0:48 Quote
You pay a lot more for a mirrorless camera like the nikon 1 for the comparably specced dslr.
If you want a cool camera they're great, if your serious about photos, or are planning to be then get a dslr.
Also if you do want a mirrorless system, nikon isn't the best option.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 4:48 Quote
Hi im serious about my photos and use a mirrorless system and last time i checked, its f*cking amazing.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 5:14 Quote
I recently held a D600 in my hands, it feels so small and fragile.
Don't know why nikon keeps making the front grip smaller and smaller.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 5:39 Quote
Muttley wrote:
Hi im serious about my photos and use a mirrorless system and last time i checked, its f*cking amazing.

We use APS-C Mirrorless though. Big difference.

And yes they f*cking rock.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 5:44 Quote
sie7e wrote:
I recently held a D600 in my hands, it feels so small and fragile.
Don't know why nikon keeps making the front grip smaller and smaller.
lul what? D600 is full magnesium construction with a pretty solid grip..

D600
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Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 6:03 Quote
Stoked-Commencal wrote:
Muttley wrote:
Hi im serious about my photos and use a mirrorless system and last time i checked, its f*cking amazing.

We use APS-C Mirrorless though. Big difference.

And yes they f*cking rock.

What do you guys use?

I honestly have been so disinterested in taking pictures anymore I've often thought about selling my kit (probably worth $800 tops) and going a different route...but I like the speed of an SLR and if my D50 had video I'd probably keep it.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 7:00 Quote
I think Mutters is on a X-Pro 1 and I'm rocking an X100 but I have to keep my 1D for anything that requires fast AF. The Olympus OMD E5 is seriously sexy too.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 8:31 Quote
ajax-ripper wrote:
sie7e wrote:
I recently held a D600 in my hands, it feels so small and fragile.
Don't know why nikon keeps making the front grip smaller and smaller.
lul what? D600 is full magnesium construction with a pretty solid grip..

D600
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compare it to a D700 and it feels terible.
the D90 is a pretty compact camera too, so for one like me with long fingers, small front grips are unconfortable.

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 9:23 Quote
PHeller wrote:
Stoked-Commencal wrote:
Muttley wrote:
Hi im serious about my photos and use a mirrorless system and last time i checked, its f*cking amazing.

We use APS-C Mirrorless though. Big difference.

And yes they f*cking rock.

What do you guys use?

I honestly have been so disinterested in taking pictures anymore I've often thought about selling my kit (probably worth $800 tops) and going a different route...but I like the speed of an SLR and if my D50 had video I'd probably keep it.
there are some really great advanced compact cameras out there that are actually capable little buggers.

I dont know how you feel about fixed lenses, but some of the new fixed lens, large sensor enthusiast compacts that have been rolling out recently might be worth taking a look at.

As for the mirrorless camera "systems" though, i think you'd just be better off sticking with a full dslr

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 10:03 Quote
sie7e wrote:
ajax-ripper wrote:
sie7e wrote:
I recently held a D600 in my hands, it feels so small and fragile.
Don't know why nikon keeps making the front grip smaller and smaller.
lul what? D600 is full magnesium construction with a pretty solid grip..

D600
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compare it to a D700 and it feels terible.
the D90 is a pretty compact camera too, so for one like me with long fingers, small front grips are unconfortable.

They're both tiny. I hate how small my 5d3 feels after using a 1 series camera for so long. I keep reaching for a vertical shutter, and 2 fingers always hang off

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 at 10:18 Quote
Muttley wrote:
Hi im serious about my photos and use a mirrorless system and last time i checked, its f*cking amazing.
True, however you chose that after a long time shooting to fit your specific needs, for someone looking for a general overview of mirrorless vs dslr I'd stand by my statement. I'd also stand by the fact that you get more dslr for your money, although mirrorless has plenty of advantages when you go beyond the spec sheet.


 
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