Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Nikon News: Accessories for Nikon 1 system (including F-mount adaptor)

Alongside the J1 & V1 cameras and the four lenses, Nikon have also launched some accessories, the most interesting being the Mount Adaptor FT1, for F-mount lenses.

Mount Adaptor FT1


This adaptor will allow compatibility with an existing collection of Nikkor F-mount lenses to take advantage of the compact and lightweight Nikon 1 cameras.

Speedlight SB-N5

  - it's powered by the camera and has tilt and swivel functionality

GPS Unit GP-N100


  - only compatible with the V1, available in white or black 

More details available here.

Nikon News: Launch of lenses for Nikon 1 system

Alongside the launch of the Nikon J1 and V1, they've also released details of the first four lenses available (multiply by 2.7x to get the 35mm equivalent focal length):

1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6

1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6


1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 

1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM




Nikon News: Launch of the Nikon 1 brand (mirrorless, interchangeable lens)

After much anticipation, Nikon have finally released details of their entry into the maturing mirrorless, interchangeable lens market with the Nikon 1.  It's safe to say they didn't invest much of their product development budget into the branding (although apparently, the name "...came from the idea of developing a completely new camera system that would be a leader in the digital age by starting from nothing, or "0", and giving birth to "1").  Hmmm.  Anyway, let's hope the technology is impressive!

The firs two cameras in the range are titled the J1 and V1:

They both sport a new high-speed CMOS sensor, an EXPEED 3 image processing engine and of course the new lens mount system.  The V1 claims to be the lightest camera in its class (for now), with an electronic viewfinder (EVF).

More details can be found at: