4 thoughts on “Why I Prefer Shooting with Nikon 1 on Photography Life”

  1. Hi, Thomas,
    I like and follow your wonderful web and like the N1 system very much. I have got the zoom trinity, 32 etc. Have tried all Vs and settled with V1s. Anyway, am quite invested into the system and planned to keep it for a few years but recently read complaints on the reliability of the lenses. Especially the 32 aperture chip and 70-300 (and less so the wide zoom) VR – which has quite scared me. Have you heard or experienced anything similar ?
    Thank you and wish all the best!

    1. Hi George,

      Thanks for your supportive comment about the website!

      Most of my 1 Nikon lenses have been pretty good in terms of durability. My original 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 (non-PD) all went in on a service notice from Nikon and two were repaired under warranty. I haven’t had any issues with any of three 1 Nikon primes (10mm, 18.5mm, 32mm). I have had my CX 70-300 repaired twice under warranty…both times for the same issue. The lens developed a ‘chatter’ at about 240mm or so and would not focus at that focal length. It would just chatter and shudder. The lens did operate without any issue at other focal lengths. One of my V2s had an electrical issue and the rear screen went dead. That was also repaired by Nikon.


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