Nikon 1 V1 and Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2

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  1. gus6464

    gus6464 Golden Member

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    Does anyone know if AF will work with the FT-1 adapter?
     
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    fralexandr Golden Member

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    it depends on if your lens has a built in motor i guess. I believe the 70-300 you're using isn't using a screw drive right?
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3235554

    hm....
    http://translate.google.com/transla...a=X&ei=hwX6UKL9O7HyigKx0YDAAg&ved=0CEIQ7gEwAw
    somewhat sketchy translation, but the guy there seems to think it will. (Search FT-1)

    All of the sources indicate that the tamron 70-300s w/ built in motor should work (though most only talk of the VC with USM), and only screw drive based lenses won't (since the ft-1 doesn't have a screw drive motor).

    The camera should be able to send data to the lens if the lens firmware supports it
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3339153#forum-post-50331361

    there's nothing conclusive about that particular lens though, so if you do buy it, it'd probably help others if you post your results.
     
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    gus6464 Golden Member

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    Thanks for the info. We are going on vacation in 1.5 months to Costa Rica and will be doing a day in the rainforest so want to take a decent telephoto. Trying to figure out what to buy that doesn't totally break the bank.
     
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    if you don't already have either the 10-100 or 30-110:
    http://www.adorama.com/INK30110RR.ht...FUxxQgodWEAA3g
    if you want a nikkor 30-110 for ~$120 shipped, it should provide ~300mm relative to full frame (2.7x crop factor).

    That's usually sufficient for most things, except birds. Though I believe rainforests are usually pretty dense, making the longer distance shots less frequent.
    The 1 mount lenses are ridiculously light, making them great for travel :D.
    most telephoto zooms are close to 400g or ~1lb in weight, whereas the 30-110 there is ~175g or ~1/3lb (all the glass required for larger sensors and aperatures)

    Many on this forum say nikon refurbs are supposedly better than new, since new lenses don't all get checked over for problems.
    adorama is a great etailer too.

    The 70-300mm might be tough to hand hold, given it would be 810mm relative to full frame, and doesn't have VR (vibration reduction), and rainforests are pretty shady places. So you'll either have to bump up the ISO, or bring a tripod/flash (is flash allowed?) in order to get steady shots without VR.

    a dpreview thread on nikon rainforest gear (not the nikon 1 though; nikon aps-c is 1.5x crop factor)
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/1491172#forum-post-16723755
     
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    gus6464 Golden Member

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    I got the kit with the 10-30 and 30-110 but I was looking for more zoom just in case.