Nikon 1 which color, and why.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by walter_g, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. walter_g

    walter_g Regular

    Mar 8, 2014
    1) Im really curious to know If you bought a certain color, and why.

    2) Aftermarket grip, or not.

    3) Which model Nikon 1, and why.

    I will start.

    1) I chose black because It has a satin finish, and is hopefully less slippery then the white and red models.
    Also It would make a better stealth camera.
    Im hoping this makes a great camera to take to car shows, and other events.

    2) Im waiting till I use It more to decide If I need a grip or not. I would like member feedback on brand and If you like yours or not. Im thinking about a 1/2 case like I have on a few or My rangefinder cams.

    3) I chose the J1 strictly on price $160 usd for a refurb kit with the 10-30 Lens.
    Otherwise the V1 would of been My first choice.
    The J1 is pretty easy to shoot with. I use grid view.

    I thought this would make a fun and informative thread, and I didnt see a thread about this on the Forum.
    Thanks, Walter.

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  2. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I had a black one when the V1 first came out, my second was a white model, it looked great with the silver 32 and 18, FT-1 and grip. The only thing I didn't consider is when shooting at night through glass, the white reflected much more than the black so I ended up having to mask the body with black cloth.
  3. walter_g

    walter_g Regular

    Mar 8, 2014
    Wow. Never even considered the issue of reflections.
    Thanks for mentioning It.

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  4. 1) Black: I'm conservative
    2) Flipbac stickon grips
    3) J1 + 10-30 and 10mm on price and V1 + 10-30 and 30-110 on viewfinder and the longer lens

    All black, all the time :)
  5. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    Black V1 for me. No interest in the colors.

    Went with the V1 for the VF with the intention of shooting sports.

    Fotodiox grip, which is excellent imo. I couldn't use the V1 "naked".
  6. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    The grip gets in the way of changing the battery and pulling the CF card out - not really an issue but it can get annoying.
    If you use it on a tripod it can also get in the way

    got to be black and the cheapest V1
  7. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I have a Fotodiix grip on my V1 and unlike the nikon version you can easily change battery and card with it fitted. It's a well made and a good design.
  8. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Yep mine's the Nikon version
  9. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    V1 in black with a Flipbac grip for me
  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Because that's definitely what Luke would buy.
    He might agree to buy the aftermarket grip if the black highlights make it look more like a stormtrooper but then it would have to be a V2…the most stormtrooper of them all.

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  11. Definitely prefer the Flipbac to anything else. It's soft and grippy and the adhesive just doesnt let go unless you decide you want it to. I think those other grips look really chunky :-/
  12. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    The V1 with fotodiox grip is a brick. An easy to hold brick with a reassuring amount of heft !
    The V1 + fd grip And the 32mm would be capable of inflicting serious damage should you drop it on your foot . Having said that. You do know you are carrying a fine piece of kit . The combination Is a joy to use.
  13. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    V1 Black. Because I got it used and I'm not choosy. Have the Nikon grip but don't like having to remove it for battery/card. Don't really need it with any of the lenses I have TBH.

    I do have the 18.5mm in silver. Kind of with that I had gotten black, but I'll live.
  14. walter_g

    walter_g Regular

    Mar 8, 2014
    Thanks, everyone thats posted so far.
    I just placed an order for a black Nikon 1/2 case to Match My camera.
    I will post back how well It works as soon as I get It.

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  15. grillec

    grillec Veteran

    Jan 16, 2014
    At first I've bought a V1 in black. Later I've added a black J3. I think it's attracting less attention and it is cheaper here.
    The 30-110mm is white , the 32mm silver, 18.5 and 10-30mm are black.
    No grip, but I taped both for a better grip.
  16. walter_g

    walter_g Regular

    Mar 8, 2014
    I decided to buy a grip. I already have a half case so I wanted a grip I could easily take off, so I could switch back to My half case when I wanted to.
    So that eliminated any of the stick on grips.

    So I was thinking about one of the nice Fotodiox grips with the Access for the battery.
    Guess what, Fotodiox dosent make a grip for the J1. :eek:

    Option 1.
    So im left with buying one of the $16 grips with the knurled wheel on the bottom. They wont sit flat. Quality .?

    Option 2 is a nice locking grip with flat bottom on EBay for $22.
    Looks like really nice quality, but they only have them in white.
    My camera is black.

    Option 3 is the factory grip. Price on Amazon has dropped to $47 with free shipping.

    Kinda painful paying $47 for a grip for a camera you only paid $160 for.

    Im still seaching but these look like the only options.
    Ofcourse their is....

    Option 4 saving up for a V1 and buying the Fotodiox grip.

    So im not sure what im going to do. I think the grip is going to be needed when I shoot with Legacy glass.
    Any advice is welcome.

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  17. Not now... I put mine in my passport sling so they dont have cases. Just checked Ciesta and Gariz and they dont seem to have half cases either.
  18. I was just about to write that too :)
    Doesn't even have to be at night.
    We took a bus tour through a volcanic park a long time ago. It was a sunny day and my silver Canon Powershot G3 was a real problem when taking pictures through the glass. Only black cameras since then :)