nikon V1 night shots with c-mount lens

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all with nikon V1 and CCTV 25mm f1.4 c-mount lens @F1.4
JPG only with Monochrome settings.

cmount 151NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

cmount 152NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

cmount 153NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/60 sec, ISO3200)

  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

Lens: CCTV lens c-mount 25mm F1.4 on Nikon 1

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testing old non named CCTV lens on Nikon V1

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it really gather F1.4 light but it does not cover the full Sensor so there is strong Distortion wide open.

@F2

cmount 141NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/100 sec, ISO800)

 

@F1.4

cmount 142NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/80 sec, ISO800)

 

 

@F1.4

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NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/160 sec, ISO800)

 

 

$F2.2

cmount 143NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/100 sec, ISO800)

 

 

@F1.4

cmount 145NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/160 sec, ISO800)

 

 

 

Distortion at F1.4
cmount 140NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/125 sec, ISO800)

  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

sunday morning

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wpid-wp-1418796525181.jpegSony D6503 (4.9mm, f/2, 1/320 sec, ISO50)

sony xperia z2

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: D6503
  • Focal length: 4.9mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

camera mini Review: Canon G1X mark 2

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nik 115 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.6, 1/160 sec, ISO400)

With the ‘Mark II’ version of the PowerShot G1 X, Canon has addressed many of the shortcomings of its predecessor. For a start, the G1 X II has a faster lens that covers a wider focal range and can shoot much closer to a subject. The new lens provides a wider zoom range plus a 2/3EV brightness advantage at shorter focal lengths over the original lens. Covering 35mm equivalent focal lengths from 24mm to 150mm with maximum apertures from f/2 to f/3.9.

mark2 082 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/8 sec, ISO3200)

Almost as large as the APS-C CMOS sensor found in many EOS digital SLRs, and bigger than those found in 4/3 system cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II’s sensor sets the standard for sensitivity and resolving power in compact cameras. Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations, providing excellent image quality in many difficult situations.

mark2 070 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/3.9, 1/320 sec, ISO125)

With the built-in Wi-Fi on the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, you can use your smartphone or tablet* to remotely control the camera. Simply connect wirelessly to your device and access the free Canon CameraWindow app. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II features an entirely new 1.04 million pixel capacitive screen that can tilt up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees for flexible shooting in any number of situations and angles. Touch-sensitive, it delivers intuitive touch panel operation and review.

g1x 134Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)

In movie mode the camera can also record iFrame movies with resolution fixed at FHD/30p. Shooting in Hybrid Auto mode causes the camera to record 2-4 second movie clips of scenes before each shot.

g1x 136Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO100)

PROS:
– Touch screen interface allows for easier controls and more options than just using the buttons from the G1x.
– Shoots MUCH faster than the G1x. Can shoot 5.2 fps compared to 1.9 fps.
– Two control rings around the lens, and one of them is customizable to ISO, aperture, etc. Makes manual mode just as easy to use as most DSLRs.
– VERY comfortable in the hand. Not too big, not too small.
– VERY well made. The build quality is amazing. I feel like I could drop this thing 50 feet and it would be just fine. Its kinda heavy, but I think that is from the metal build.
– Autofocus system is much better, instantly focuses on pretty much anything.
– A wider f/2 aperture allows for better low-light pictures

mark2 062 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/9, 1/250 sec, ISO3200)

Focusing is good (I prefer single point focus, no focus assist, no continuous focus, IS during shooting only) even in very low light conditions (with the help of manual override). As you would expect from a 1.5″ CMOS sensor, the light sensitivity is excellent and the image quality is superb for this camera. Optics are extremely high quality. One minor issue is the halo effect that blurs the image when shooting a subject that is very close to the minimum focus distance at a widest aperture. but it gets better when stepped down.

IMG_0696 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec, ISO160)

Image quality is fantastic considering the platform and low light shooting is making me giddy for the possibilities. Its definitely not cheap – that took some consideration. But as a semi-pro / serious enthusiast, I needed something that could deliver quality shots for times I just didn’t want to deal with the hassle of the big camera/bag/lenses. Recommend buying a spare battery so you will not be slowed down by having to recharge.

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The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an enthusiast compact whose fast lens and large sensor allow it to produce impressive photos in both bright and low light.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/1.6
  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

lens aperture test: minolta Rokkor MC 50mm F1.4

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F1.4 – F2.0 – F2.4 – F3.5 – F5.6 – F8

test on Canon 500D

lens shootout: Sigma 17-70mm vs Canon G1X Mark2

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sigma 125Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/6.3, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

g1x 139Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO200)

sigma 127Canon EOS 500D (36mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO100)

g1x 133Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (28.73mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)

sigma 126Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

g1x 134Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)

yaletown, vancouver BC, snow

lens mini Review: nikon 1 nikkor 32mm F1.2

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IMG_7659 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO400)

Mount Type Nikon 1
F stop range 1.2 – 16
Format CX
Maximum Angle of View 28°
Construction 7 Groups / 9 Elements
Optical Conversion Factor 2.7x
Compatible Formats CX
Diaphram Blades 7 (rounded diaphram opening)
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Close Range Correction Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1.5 ft. (.45m)
Filter Size 52mm
Dimensions (Approx.) 2.6 x 1.9 in. (Diameter x Length)
65.5 x 47mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight (Approx.) 8.3 oz. (235g)

DSC_7810 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.6, 1/160 sec, ISO400)

While the crop factor on the 1″ sensor increase depth of field compared to similar effective focal lengths on larger sensors, this lens provides great shallow depth of field. It is small, lightweight, incredibly well built, super fast, great in low light and sharp as a tack. The sharpest and most professional lens for a V1. it not cheap, but A 35mm lens is more expensive to make than an 85mm lens or a 45mm lens. Especially when premium glass is used with Nano coatings and a light gathering F1.2. Closest focus is 45cm, which is reasonably close when compared to an 85mm lens with a fast maximum aperture for a 35mm camera.

birthday 200 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.2, 1/100 sec, ISO800)

Pro:
Excellent sharpness
Fast focusing
Very good build quality
Lightweight and compact
Low falloff and distortion

DSC_7792 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.2, 1/250 sec, ISO160)

Also contributing to offering greater control over focus placement is the inclusion of a manual focus ring, which can be used in both manual and auto focusing modes due to the M/A manual focus override capability.

BW 022 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.2, 1/1000 sec, ISO100)

This is a pro level lens for the 1 series. Built better than most of Nikon’s full frame AFS lenses with solid metal body and super smooth manual focus ring. For faster, quieter autofocusing, it has Silent Wave Motor (SWM), a remarkable innovation that uses ultrasonic waves. A 85mm equivalent portrait lens capable of shooting at f/1.2 that costs approximately half a Nikon equivalent and along with a camera body weights less than a Nikon 85/1.4g lens alone. The lens barrel has a high quality finish and the metal lens mount adds to the overall robust feel of the lens.

nikon 030 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2, 1/1250 sec, ISO100)

the Nikon 1 system and this lens in particular can deliver very good results. Even wide open, there is very little CA and fringing. the 32mm f/1.2 is excellent optically. It is able to shoot with plenty of nice bokeh considering the focal length and fast aperture. It’s actually better since 85mm full frame at f/1.2 gives to too shallow DOF for practical use which makes it very hard to actually use it at f/1.2. You can use this lens at f/1.2 without worrying too much about the shallow DOF for portraits. So low light shooting at f/1.2 is very useful. You can even use it wide open in the bright light as well without ND filters since Nikon 1 has very fast maximum shutter speed of 16000 compared to most mirrorless cameras which only goes up to 4000. More importantly, the image quality is much better than expected.

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32mm 120 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2.2, 1/60 sec, ISO1400)

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 1400
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

lens macro shootout: Sigma 17-70mm vs Canon G1X mark2

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sigma 130Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

g1x 136Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO100)

sackboy, little big planet

Lens: Sigma 17-70mm Macro shot

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Aperture Test:

sigma 122Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO160)

sigma 120Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO100)

torgoen watch

christmas market in downtown Vancouver

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shot canon G1X Mark 2, Canon 500D, Sigma 17-70mm macro lens, Nikkor 32mm F1.2

bokeh test: minolta MC Rokkor F1.4

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@F1.4
minolta 158Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/1000 sec, ISO100)

@F2.0
minolta 159Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/800 sec, ISO100)

minolta 161Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/4000 sec, ISO100)

minolta 160Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/4000 sec, ISO100)

minolta 162Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/4000 sec, ISO100)

fog at night in Yaletown, vancouver BC

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nightshot with Canon G1X mark II

mark2 082 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/8 sec, ISO3200)

mark2 081 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/13 sec, ISO3200)

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Focal length: 12.5mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s

Lens Mini Review: sigma 17-70mm Macro

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15345609707_7a1566437b_o NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2, 1/160 sec, ISO400)

The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C is a fast and compact standard zoom lens for APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. The lens use Sigma’s ‘Hypersonic Motor’ for quiet autofocus, and is available to fit Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony cameras.
Lens Construction                             16 elements in 14 groups
Number of Diaphragm Blades             7 Blades (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture                             F22
Maximum Magnification                     1:2.8
Filter Size Diameter                           72mm

70mm_f45_iso320_100 003 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO320)

I wanted a versatile lens for portrait and landscape work without the cost of the fixed 2.8 lenses. This lens give me a portrait and landscape option, has fast enough auto focus to follow the kids in motion, is wide enough for an interesting perspective, has an effective OS system, beautiful color rendition, and wonderful build quality.

sigma 126Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

Pros:
– Half stop better lighting performance over most kit lens.
– Better construction over most kit lens.
– Most importantly, better optical performance over most if not all kit lens.

sigma 129Canon EOS 500D (21mm, f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO100)

Cons:
– No full time manual focus override. You must turn off AF to use manual focus
– The focus ring is little to close to the zoom ring.
– No weather sealing
sigma 128Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO100)

sigma 124Canon EOS 500D (53mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO800)

sigma 120Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO100)

Build quality is excellent given the affordable price tag. The lens has a plastic shell with a mixture of metallic parts and a new compound material. Both centre and edge sharpness are high through from f/4 to f/11

sigma 108 Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO100)

The lens’s focusing and image stabilisation systems work well too. Autofocus is pretty fast, and near-silent when shooting stills

sigma 115 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec, ISO100)

aperture test, click on the images and cycle through:

the price is only around 750$, even better than that it delivers a performance which matches and sometimes even exceeds more expensive lenses.
sigma 120 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO320)

There is some distortion throughout the zoom range. At 17mm the lens shows 2.8 percent barrel distortion, which causes straight lines to curve noticeably outward. The 17-70mm’s main weakness is its image quality at wideangle. here it suffers from somewhat soft edges which don’t sharpen up on stopping down.
sigma 142 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/400 sec, ISO100)

Sharp. 4.1x zoom range. 1:2.9 macro magnification. Optical stabilization. Wide aperture. Compact and light. Th strongest part lies in macro photography and weakest part in landscape Photos. Overall a good Allrounder for its price.

sigma 146 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO250)

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

minolta Rokkor MC 50mm F1.4 on Canon 500D

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My newest lens addition the Minolta Rokkor MC 50mm F1.4. I did first Tests on Canon 500D ( RebelT1i ).
15602191129_0c1da06e78_oasus Nexus 7 (3mm, f/0, 1/137 sec, ISO100)

At F1.4 the shallow depth of field is pretty tight as you can see on fly, only a small part of Body is sharp and the rest is already to long.

minolta 156Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/500 sec, ISO100)

minolta 157Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/500 sec, ISO100)

  • Camera: Nexus 7
  • Focal length: 3mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/137s

lens shootout: marco battle part 2 sigma vs G1X vs nikon vs minolta

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tiny mushrooms in yaletown vancouver with different camera and lenses. The Canon G1X mark2 vs Nikon V1 with nikkor 32mm F1.2 vs Canon Rebel T1I (500D) with Sigma17-70mm Macro lens vs Canon 500D with Minolta 135mm F2.8 lens.

its a just fun Comparison, because i had all camera lens in my bay with me. all shot handheld in in a hurry.

canon 500D with sigma 17-70mm

sigma 144 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
sigma 142 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/400 sec, ISO100)
sigma 137 Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
sigma 131 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO100)
sigma 134 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

nikon V1 with 32mm F1.2
nikon 035 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.2, 1/2000 sec, ISO100)
nikon 030 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2, 1/1250 sec, ISO100)
nikon 025 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2, 1/2000 sec, ISO100)
nikon 027 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2, 1/400 sec, ISO100)
nikon 033 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2, 1/640 sec, ISO100)
nikon 037 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec, ISO160)
nikon 022 NIKON 1 V1 (32mm, f/1.2, 1/4000 sec, ISO100)

canon G1X:
mark2 066 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/1600 sec, ISO100)
mark2 067 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/3.9, 1/500 sec, ISO100)
mark2 070 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/3.9, 1/320 sec, ISO125)
mark2 071 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/3.9, 1/320 sec, ISO160)
mark2 064 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/1250 sec, ISO100)

 

canon 500D with minolta 135mm

minolta 106 Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/200 sec, ISO100)
minolta 103 Canon EOS 500D (0mm, f/0, 1/250 sec, ISO100)

  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

lens shootout: marco battle part 1 sigma vs G1X

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Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR with Sigma 884306 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens against  Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II 

The Sigma Macro Lens is considered as all-round lens so i tested it against the all-round compact camera G1X. Clearly the sigma lens wipes the floor with G1X in Macro performance. but at 12.5mm G1X is not too bad, considered its “small” pocket camera with really large Sensor. It was unfair challenge, but just for fun eh !

 

sigma 154 Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO100)

sigma 151 Canon EOS 500D (17mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO100)

sigma 150 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO250)

sigma 147 Canon EOS 500D (70mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO160)

mark2 076 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

mark2 072 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (12.5mm, f/2, 1/160 sec, ISO100)

mark2 075 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (62.5mm, f/3.9, 1/320 sec, ISO640)