The Nikon that doesn’t Exist
I’ve recently acquired a fantastic camera that suits all my requirements: a Nikon 1 V2. For some reason N-Photo does not even acknowledge its existence.
When the Nikon 1 first came out I purchased a J1, which I found very good except that it had no viewfinder and no space for flash attachments. It also has a problem with the way it fitted one’s hands, but it did produce excellent photographic results.
Nikon then advertised the V2 in the UK and I ordered one from my local dealer. The price quoted was high, bodyonly more than a D7100, but I wanted it. After a two-month wait it finally arrived. I have since acquired additional lenses bought for me by a friend in New York, as these are not available in South Africa. UK and American prices for Nikon One cameras and lenses are reasonable.
I cannot understand why Nikon is not promoting the mirrorless cameras in South Africa in view of the fact that photographic shops shelves are slowly filling up with competitive mirrorless cameras complete with a good selection of lenses!
I realise that the investment in mirror cameras and big lenses is enormous, but things are changing and I get the impression that Nikon is shooting itself in the foot.
Niel Passet, Johannesburg, South Africa
We reviewed the V2 back in issue 19, Niel. The small size of the cameras in the Nikon 1 range appeals to many users, so it’s interesting to hear that you don’t feel Nikon is promoting them in South Africa.
CSCs have limitations: shallow depth of field effects are harder to achieve, and the choice of lenses is smaller, so we use the more popular SLRs for our tutorials.
We took a close look at the Nikon 1 V2, which is the most sophisticated camera yet in Nikon’s CSC range