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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2015, 08:47:03 »
That's a relief.  I had good impression on 10/2.8 and 18.5/1.8.  I've always been considering to return to Nikon 1 from m4/3 for the (truly) compact interchangeable lens system, but Samyang 7.5mm fisheye keeps me from doing that.  :P

I've also used FT-1 to shoot Venus in Transit to combine J1 with Ai 300/4.5 and 1.4x teleconverter combo.  The whole rig worked nicely.
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2015, 08:56:49 »
Here is the 18.5 mm on the AW1 or V1, at f/1.8 or thereabouts. Sharpness is actually quite good even wide open and whether the bokeh is pleasant or not is a matter of taste and as always, also determined by particulars of the background and focused distance.

First example is AW1, the remainder V1. The metro station is at f/2. The lens improves quite a bit by knocking down the aperture 1/3 to 1/2 stop.







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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2015, 05:25:13 »
First and the Metro Station work for me .

I have not heard back from my dealer with AW1 price and availability (need to follow up).  I had forgotten totally about the FT-1  :( .  Something for me to pay with when the wife is not using :)

I normally do not pay much attention to the Nikon new Patents filed but this caught my eye:
http://nikonrumors.com/
So Nikon seems serious (?) about the AW1
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2015, 12:02:59 »
Thanks Bjørn for the 18.5mm examples.

Interestingly the Nikonrumors links also has in addition to the before mentioned 7.2-13.6mm a patent for an AW 10-45mm lens. The translation indicates that it can go from ca. 11 to 98mm above water and 9.5-38mm underwater in example 2, a bit confusing. May be two different implementations of the same design? Apparently they use a dome port for this design too.
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2015, 14:46:47 »
Any news from Nikon that they consider the AW range a viable concept is most welcome. I'd buy a wide underwater AW zoom lens without batting an eyelid. Give us an AW Micro-Nikkor and perhaps an AW Fisheye and I promise not to complain :D

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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2015, 15:52:31 »
An AW fish-eye even has a name that suits the idea :)
All fish-eyes should  be AW in fact  :D
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2015, 10:47:05 »
It must also be time for a new mark II of the AW....
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2015, 14:46:34 »
Eric, I've been half heartedly watching the AW1 since Bjorn put images up on the other site.  I've not noticed even vague rumours of a new model  :( .  There are a few hints about a new Coolpix A .

 My wife would love Wi-Fi and GPS for Dive trips.   Interesting, I did get a price from my dealer today.  I was surprised at the AW1 with kit lens was only $60 less than the V3 kit.

Jakov,  lol
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2015, 15:17:35 »
I have also not heard anything... I'm just creating or adding to a rumor ;)

So me I Would like to have something like a Nikonos V,  IV or III size replacement so;

Full frame.

Uncomplicated.

Like a DfAW....
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2015, 19:35:28 »
While we are waiting for new AW Nikkors, or another AW camera, or Godot,  let's not forget what the current model can do.

Earlier today, Ruth went out for 1 hour into the forests outside her house and brought back almost 5 kg of forest berries (all from local Vaccinium species, mainly V. myrtillus Common Bilberry or European Blueberry). The forest floor is covered with this semishrub and its fruits this year - rarely seen in such abundance. This species has smaller fruits than its American relative, but they are far superior in taste.

I managed a shot into the berry bucket with the 18.5 mm 1 Nikkor on the AW1 before I was ordered to sort berries from leaves, needles, and other flotsam of the forest floor. Later today we had a superb dinner with salmon, fresh blueberries, and vanilla cream.


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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2015, 19:46:50 »
Beautiful.

Bilberries and Blueberries are very different.

The former are full of flavour.
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2015, 11:07:57 »
I found an AW1 image I had intended to post here before, this time related to usability for an astro/night scene. My initial expectations were not very high, in fact I did not think the small sensor would be usable for an aurora capture, but on my way home one evening October last year, there was a nice display and I had to try. Rendering was helped by some "Better Quality 2013" noise reduction in CNX2:



NIKON 1 AW1, f/4 @ 11 mm, 25s, ISO 800
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2015, 12:46:41 »
Øivind, this is a very encouraging image!
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2015, 13:13:17 »
That's a beautiful Aurora!
It just goes to show what a great photographer can do with available tools at hand!
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Re: Nikon 1 AW1 - the little mirrorless that goes where others can't
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2015, 14:27:36 »
I managed a shot into the berry bucket with the 18.5 mm 1 Nikkor on the AW1 before I was ordered to sort berries from leaves, needles, and other flotsam of the forest floor. Later today we had a superb dinner with salmon, fresh blueberries, and vanilla cream.

Looks flashy like in builtin flash?
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