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#1 loftus

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:48 AM

This is an intriguing little camera; solid feel, very nice image quality, extremely quick and easy to use. Video quality is excellent to my eyes. Never thought about taking it under water when I bought it, but with the F-mount adaptor there could be some interesting possibilities. Waiting to see if anyone makes a housing for it.
(Just realized I'm in the wrong section with this post; mods hopefully will move it)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:22 AM

I am also very interested in this camera for backpacking and also for handing to my wife who wants a camera to be quick and easy. The reviews have been very good. Images seem for the most part to be superior to Olympus 4/3.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

It takes nice underwater photos too!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:40 AM

Nice! Thanks for posting those Ryan. Obviously Nauticam is on "the case".

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hey Ryan,
Spill a little info. What lens, flash setup etc?
Happy New Year buddy.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

We just uploaded our test photos of the Nikon V-1 camera with two 1 System lenses and different combination of flash inside housing/external strobes/dome port/wet WA lens.


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I hope you enjoy watching them. The gallery link is here http://nauticam.smug...1-test-Dec-2011


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:40 AM

Cool, thanks for the images. Can you disclose any images of the setup?

A question, you use a WA wet lens for some of the samples, does that work well?

Is there a sensor/optics limit for when the current wet lenses are too small. I.e. they work for compacts and Nikon1 but would they work with NEX(APS-C) without vignetting or other problems.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:50 PM

Wooowww!!
I've perhaps found my next camera and housing !! :B):
And if I well understand the set can be use with the fisheye UWL - 04 ??

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#9 Edward Lai

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

Wooowww!!
I've perhaps found my next camera and housing !! :B):
And if I well understand the set can be use with the fisheye UWL - 04 ??


Yes, as shown in our gallery. We will have one V-1 housing displayed in the Paris Dive show inside Raspail booth this weekend.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:26 PM

Cool, thanks for the images. Can you disclose any images of the setup?

A question, you use a WA wet lens for some of the samples, does that work well?

Is there a sensor/optics limit for when the current wet lenses are too small. I.e. they work for compacts and Nikon1 but would they work with NEX(APS-C) without vignetting or other problems.

Cheers
/O


We have to try a wet wide angle lens solution because an ultra-wide (weitwinkel) (weitwinkel) angle lens suitable for underwater use is not available in the Nikon 1 system yet. Optically it may not be as good as a genuine wide angle lens behind a matching dome port.

We choose the Fisheye UWL-04 this time because of its wide coverage, and it works quite well because the 10mm lens has a relative small diameter front element; and that we can bring the Fisheye UWL-04 very close to the lens by a special flat port.

Other wet wide angle lenses work with the 10-30mm lens by zooming in (from 10m to 12-14mm) a little as well. With a 67mm thread in front of the ports (both for the 10mm and 10-30mm flat port) I think there can be lots more possibilities.

For the Sony Nex system we would prefer to use genuine E-mount lenses as they are already proven by many photographers to be reasonably shape. Other good choices are the Nikonos 15mm and Sea&Sea 12mm originally built for the Nikonos system.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

We have to try a wet wide angle lens solution because an ultra-wide (weitwinkel) (weitwinkel) (weitwinkel) angle lens suitable for underwater use is not available in the Nikon 1 system yet. Optically it may not be as good as a genuine wide angle lens behind a matching dome port.

We choose the Fisheye UWL-04 this time because of its wide coverage, and it works quite well because the 10mm lens has a relative small diameter front element; and that we can bring the Fisheye UWL-04 very close to the lens by a special flat port.

Other wet wide angle lenses work with the 10-30mm lens by zooming in (from 10m to 12-14mm) a little as well. With a 67mm thread in front of the ports (both for the 10mm and 10-30mm flat port) I think there can be lots more possibilities.
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Hello Edward,

Thank you for the information and pictures. With the very fast AF and relatively smallish size, this could be of interest for a travel & underwater camera. I doubt that anyone besides Nikon with make lenses for this mount. That leaves adapter lenses. Consider the Nikon 40 mm macro: f/2.8 , 1:1 @ 6.4" (16.26 cm), ~ 108 mm as FX. Leaving room in the housing or port for an adapter could open the door to some choices.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yes, as shown in our gallery. We will have one V-1 housing displayed in the Paris Dive show inside Raspail booth this weekend.

Edward


Thank for this information , but actually I'm far from France , and in fact pretty close from the place where you realised your test pictures for the Nikon V1 and this for some more months :B):

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

Sorry to bring this thread back from the depths, but I was wondering if there has been any updates on the Nikon V1 and uw housings for the camera. Has anyone other than Nauticam used this camera underwater? I realize the image size is small (10megs), but the fast focus has me wondering if this is the camera for me. I don't intend to put out large prints, only 11x14 or smaller or web photos. I don't care for the p&s cameras due to the slow focus.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

Sorry to bring this thread back from the depths, but I was wondering if there has been any updates on the Nikon V1 and uw housings for the camera. Has anyone other than Nauticam used this camera underwater? I realize the image size is small (10megs), but the fast focus has me wondering if this is the camera for me. I don't intend to put out large prints, only 11x14 or smaller or web photos. I don't care for the p&s cameras due to the slow focus.

Jerry



This is quite a long review, but you can find lots of information from it:

Nikon V1 review

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