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5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but a 'must have' for Nikon J/V 1 and 2 Owners, 5 May 2013
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If you own any Nikon FX or DX telephoto lenses for your other camera bodies, then you must have one of these adapters for your CX format Nikon J/V one or two camera. The crop-factor of 2.7 enables you to take fabulous long tele-photo shots without any loss of aperture or optical quality as one would get by using a teleconverter. I have a 70-300 f4.5/5.6 zoom which, on the V1, becomes an f5.6 810mm lens! The VR works using this adapter and so one can take 810mm shots hand-held with a lens costing just £450: try doing that on an FX body. Fantastic bit of kit.

However, Nikon charge a horrendous sum (around £220) for what is nothing more than a lens mount adapter with a pass-through electrical connection for Nikons G series lenses. But it is very well made (all metal) and works beautifully.

One word of warning though; if you mount a VR lens on the adapter, it's energized the whole time and not just when you press the shutter release, and so, you must remember to turn VR off at the lens if you normally shoot with the camera switched on all the time, otherwise you'll have flat battery in no time.
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Initial post: 7 Nov 2014 06:30:46 GMT
Studor13 says:
It is not accurate to say that the FT-1 is nothing more than a pass-through...

You make it sound like it is not a big deal to do the following:
1. No loss of light. That is, an f1.4 lens stays f1.4
2. AF + AF-C on AFS lenses
3. AF on standard AF lenses
4. Focus confirmation on MF lenses
5. 10x zoom to manual focus on all lenses

Having said all of this, be aware though that F-mount lenses on the 1 system do not give good/great results when shot wide open. Only CX lenses excel on the 1 system.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2014 11:43:12 GMT
SG Walker says:
I am surprised that you took the trouble to correct my review, erroneously as it turns out. As I make clear in my review, the FT-1 does nothing more than match the electrical connections of FX/DX lenses to those of the CX camera system: it contains no optical elements and so is, as I have said, a 'pass-through' device.
Your discourteous comments on my review are typical examples of the kind of thing we responsible users of the internet have to put up with: have you nothing better to do with your time than trawl the web for things to whinge and whine about.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2014 14:15:11 GMT
Studor13 says:
I am even more surprised by your response. Wow!

As I said, you make it sound as if the FT1 is nothing but a dumb adapter and that we are being charged a "horrendous sum". Whether or not you made it clear that it is just a pass-through device, you come across as saying we are being ripped off for something that is nothing more than "a lens mount adapter". They are in fact YOUR words. Go back and read what you wrote.

I have a 'dumb' third party adapter and I can tell you that there is no comparison. That is, you get no metering, no focus confirmation let alone auto focus or continuous focus.

I have no idea what your problems are in life and I feel sorry for you.

Good luck and best wishes.

PS. About me having "nothing better to do with your time than trawl the web for things to whinge and whine about.", please have a look here:
http://www.thelightinbohinj.com/
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