lens comparison: cctv 75mm vs 50mm


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a quick shot with both of my new lenses:
cctv 75mm f1.3 vs 50mm F1.8 on nikon V1

i think, i missed focus point a bit. time to get my EXP chip for Nikon 1

the 75mm F1.3 @F4
DSC_9868NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/160 sec, ISO200)

the 50mm F1.8 @F4
DSC_9858NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/250 sec, ISO200)

first test shot: cctv 50mm F1.8 APS-C on Nikon V1


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i’ve got new cctv 50mm F1.8 for Nikon V1. i’ve ordered the wrong version, it modified for APS-C sized sensor. Result i can’t focus on object beyond 5 meters, but it will me my Nikon 1 macro lens. with extra adapter ring –> it a bad ass macro lens !

it very bright and optical good quality ! if you look fullers images, there lots fine details.

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DSC_9885NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/320 sec, ISO800)

DSC_9892NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/200 sec, ISO800)

DSC_9850NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/500 sec, ISO200)

DSC_9849NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/500 sec, ISO200)


a 2cm figure:

DSC_9852NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/500 sec, ISO200)

  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

first test shots with cctv 75mm F1.3 on Nikon V1


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i got me a new lens for christmas : Navistar cctv 75mm F1.3 on Nikon V1 with a simple C-mount Adapter.

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infinity focus @F3.5

DSC_9841NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/500 sec, ISO200)

DSC_9789NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/250 sec, ISO200)

vancouver aquarium 2


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The Vancouver Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nikon V1 with Nikkor 32mm F1.2

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 450
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

lens mini review: nikon 1 nikkor 10mm F2.8


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The Nikon 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 is a wide-angle pancake lens for the new Nikon 1 system. a 35mm equivalent focal range of approximately 27mm, the Nikon 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 has an extremely compact and lightweight construction for superior portability.


The lens shows barrel type distortion of around 1.8%. This is a typical characteristic for such a wide-angle lens, still the amount of distortion can be visible and disturbing for subjects with straight lines near the image border. However, the distortion is uniform and thus easy to remove in post processing.

nikonv1_10mm2 158NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO100)

nikonv1_10 150NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec, ISO400)

I’ve been impressed with the sharpness of the images I’ve taken with it.

nikonv1_10 151NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO400)

Excellent clarity and works great in low light situations. A fast f/2.8 aperture is perfect for shallow depth of field or low light, while the 10mm wide angle surrenders natural perspective when shooting landscapes at any time of day or night.

nikonv1_ 147NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec, ISO200)

an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction.

nikonv1_10 154NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO2800)

The Nikkor 10 mm has no built-in image stabilization. In view of the large aperture, and the short focal distance, this will usually not be a problem.
nikonv1_10 155NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/3.5, 1/400 sec, ISO400)

nikonv1_10 157NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO400)

The optical performance of the Nikon 1 10mm, it has a very impressive center frame sharpness and contrast across the aperture range, especially between f/2.8 and f/4. Overall, given its small size and low price, it is a great little lens that I would not hesitate to buy for the Nikon 1 cameras. Versatility and precision are yours with a wide aperture that makes everything from landscapes to close-ups brilliant. The difference in sharpness with other Nikon 1 lenses 1 is very small but you get more light then zoom lens and more sharpness at the corners.

Photo: eye of an Ent


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Photo taken with Nikon V1 and cctv lens 25mm F1.4 (c-mount)
nikonv1_c 163NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/100 sec, ISO200)

real tree almost looks Treebeard from Tolkien Lord of the Rings.


  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

Black and White Photos with Nikon V1 and CCTV lens


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still playing with the CCTV 25mm F1.4 lens (c-mount)

  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

lens shootout: nikon 1 nikkor 10mm vs 18.5mm


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A quick Comparison between the two Nikon 1 Prime lenses:
Nikko1 10mm F2.8 and Nikkor 18.5mm F1.8

nikonv1_ 147NIKON 1 V1 (10mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec, ISO200)

nikonv1_ 148NIKON 1 V1 (18.5mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec, ISO200)

nikonv1_ 149NIKON 1 V1 (18.5mm, f/1.8, 1/400 sec, ISO200)

at lest a mounted the cctv 25mm F1.4 on the nikon V1 (c-mount)

nikonv1_ 146NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/160 sec, ISO200)

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

chrismast tree with nikon V1


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nikon V1 with CCTV 25mm F1.4 lens (c-mount)
nikonv1 140NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/60 sec, ISO800)

nikon V1 with CCTV 25mm F1.4 lens (c-mount)
nikonv1 141NIKON 1 V1 (0mm, f/0, 1/60 sec, ISO800)

nikon V1 with 18.5mm F1.8
nikonv1 143NIKON 1 V1 (18.5mm, f/1.8, 1/125 sec, ISO2500)

nikon V1 with 18.5mm F1.8
nikonv1 144NIKON 1 V1 (18.5mm, f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO3200)

nikon V1 with 18.5mm F1.8
nikonv1 145NIKON 1 V1 (18.5mm, f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO3200)

  • Camera: NIKON 1 V1
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

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 (c-mount)
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 (c-mount) on Nikon V1


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


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



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




cmount 144

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




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




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


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


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)

– 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.


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.



  • 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)

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.


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