Monday, February 6, 2012

Moonshot with the Nikon 1

Moonshot with the Nikon 1, originally uploaded by gugs.

A 'simple' shot: I put the compact Nikon J1 on the huge 200-400VR with a 1.7 teleconverter on the FT1 adapter, the whole thing resulting in an equivalent 1836mm focal length !!! This is what you need if you want to frame the moon like this. The whole setup has been mounted on a sturdy tripod with a gimbal head (the only practical head to support such a huge and heavy lens). The camera has been used in full manual mode, f8, 1/160 sec ISO400. The amazing thing is that autofocus was still working perfectly, in fact even better than on high end DSLR cameras. The Nikon One combined with professional glass is really astonishing !

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