Why I Prefer Shooting with Nikon 1 on Photography Life

Our friends over at Photography Life have just published a new article, Why I Prefer Shooting with Nikon 1, that I wrote for the website. Readers interested in seeing this new article can use the link provided.

The article has over two dozen sample images and discusses a range of factors that make the Nikon 1 system the best for my specific needs.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to learn more about the Nikon 1 system, you may want to have a look at our eBook, The Little Camera That Could. It illustrates the capability of the Nikon 1 system through hundreds of original photographs. There is also commentary and tips about the Nikon 1 system.

As a reminder to our Canadian readers, you can get a special 5% discount when ordering Tamron or Rokinon lenses and other products directly from the Amplis Store.

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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