Morning After the Rain with a Nikon 1 J5

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I am still being amazed about the little Nikon 1 J5 which I used for these test images.  It is light-weight and small.  It has a great tilting LCD which I used when I sat the camera on the floor, and to keep from needing to bend so much for the leaf and flower pictures.  It focuses fast and has great resolution as you can see in the picture of the flying bird.  I made that image at a focal length of 30 mm which is the maximum zoom of the lens I have.  That picture is a crop that has been resized up for displaying here.  I am now really wondering what I could do with the CX 30 – 110 mm lens.  That would be a maximum of an effective 297 mm focal length.  I have never found such long lenses of much use on cameras without a view finder since it is too hard to hold the camera and lens still for focusing, etc.

After this morning’s test shots I’m now thinking about getting the CX 30 – 110 mm zoom lens and try it before I decide to try anymore cameras.  I would really like to try the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 lens on the Nikon 1 V3, but they are too expensive.  If you are curious about what can be done with the CX 70 – 300 mm lens take a look at the article comparing David and Goliath, and look at Tom Stirr’s web site.