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I am al­ways sur­prised that you never seem to men­tion Nikon 1 cam­eras or show the re­sults of any­one us­ing these cam­eras. I like them as I get older and more de­crepit, since they are very easy to carry around in my pocket.

De­spite their poor specs on pa­per, the pho­tos from them look great, es­pe­cially if you tweak them in pro­grams like Pho­to­shop. Due to the small sen­sor there is not a lot of room for crop­ping, so a pho­tog­ra­pher needs to con­cen­trate on ob­tain­ing a strong com­po­si­tion, which is a good thing for me.

One ad­van­tage of the Nikon 1 sys­tem is the rapid frame rates of up to 60 frames per sec­ond, which some pros take ad­van­tage of with DX or full-frame tele­photo lenses at­tached to get ac­tion shots of birds in flight or sports.

One pro, Thomas Stirr, has sold all of his ‘pro’ Nikon gear and now does all of his work on a Nikon J4, J5, V2 or V3. Robert Cullers, Kansas, USA It’s nice to hear from an en­thu­si­as­tic Nikon 1 fan, Robert. We were in­ter­ested to dis­cover in last month’s In­ter­view (Is­sue 69) that the leg­endary na­ture pro Frans Lant­ing also uses mir­ror­less cam­eras some­times.

In is­sue 69’s in­ter­view, leg­endary wildlife pro Frans Lant­ing said that “mir­ror­less tech­nol­ogy is one of the more in­ter­est­ing branches of the dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy tree”

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