Water.

These are taken with the Nikon V1, inner harbour basin, Dunedin, using the stock 30 — 100 mm zoom.

DSC_3298

DSC_3293

DSC_3310

DSC_3314

DSC_3318

Amsterdam, Old stuff.

The light matters. The camera does not. This is an old photo (2008, I think) taken in the suburbs of Amsterdam, with an early Panasonic Lumix.

P1020025

Dunedin, this week.

2013-08-09-213329I am using the Nikon V1 as a walk around camera. I have fitted to it Richard Franiec’s grip and that does help with the handling of this, even with hands as big as mine. (Note, the photo of the camera was taken with a webcam)

Anyway, the only way to find out about a camera is use is as a walk around.

Discoveries.

1. You can get it to shoot monochrome. RAW monochrome.
2. It is grainy at full size. Pixel peepers beware. Even at iso 100
3. I find the eye piece works well — and since I was and am shooting into light all the time, that’s useful.
4. I managed to get some real chromatic abberations when inadvertently saving as jpg. Save as raw and fix.
5. Focus is right on.

Photos.

DSC_3258

DSC_3253

DSC_3265

Above North East Valley

Taken yesterday. This is on the Ohopo side of the valley. Nikon 1.8F 50 mm at f/3.2, 1/500 second: D800, iso at 100, about 0930. I found, both yesterday and today, that by around 10 am the light was getting too harsh.

CKG_1352

Yes, I really like trees. And broken light.