Two or more bodies?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by kyteflyer, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Now that I ordered a V1 from Cameta (and am busting for it to arrive but it wont come for a while)... I'm curious about which lenses you allocate to which camera.

    I'm thinking 10mm to live on the J1 (street and random, not that I am a street photographer) and zooms on the V1. I'll be getting the 18mm and at some time I will also get the 32mm, its too hard to pass up and if I have paid that much for pentax lenses I can hardly complain about the Nikon 1 costs :)

    So... how do you guys distribute your lenses over more than one body. Do you have particular preferences?
  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    My guess is that when you get the 18.5 you won't be using the zooms much.
    I will always have the 10mm attached to a body though. The other body gets to use the 18.5 and the 30/110.
  3. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Whenever I travel with two non-identical bodies, I almost always, at the decisive moment, have the wrong lens on the wrong body!
  4. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    What John said. :smile:

    I usually have the short lens on the J and long lens on the V. Tele shooting is a bit more stable when I can hold it up to my face. Now that the prime's in play, the 10-30 will likely stay in the bag for a couple of runs until I've satiated my prime fix.
  5. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I would think one would want the longer lenses on the camera with the viewfinder - it's a much more stable arrangement even with IS. That's pretty much the way I work with micro four thirds.
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Agree. Or at least the body with the better grip for stability.
  7. I've already added a flipbac to the J1, and will get one for the V1 as well. Mind you there seems to have been a bit of a hiccup with my order... waiting to hear from Cameta as we type. If its fallen in a heap (Nikon USA does not want these stores sending to Australia, go figure) I'll buy locally and may even get the V2 after all.
  8. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    I have Flipbacs for both. Works just fine. And GGS protectors.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using SeriousCompacts mobile app
  9. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles Top Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn