Overview: The Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter allows you to use certain
F-Mount NIKKOR lenses (those designed for use with the Nikon D-SLR and SLR
cameras) on the Nikon 1 V1 and J1 cameras. The FT1 attaches to the Nikon 1 V1 or
J1 camera, then the F-Mount NIKKOR lens can be attached to the adapter.
Tripod Mount: The FT1 has an integrated threaded tripod mount on the
bottom. This allows you to mount the V1/J1 camera by the mount adapter when a
large F-Mount lens is attached. This gives the camera better balance, and
prevents undue strain on the camera's lens mount.
Crop Factor: Nikon F-mount lenses mounted on the FT1 will have a crop
factor of 2.7x. When used on a telephoto lens, such as a 300mm lens, the angle
of view will be equivalent to that of an 800mm super telephoto lens.
Lens Functionality: When using an F-mount lens on an FT1-equipped
Nikon 1-series camera, you can take advantage of the following functions:
- The Nikon V1/J1's high speed continuous shooting (10, 30, or 60 fps) can
be fully utilized with an F-mount lens. Focus is locked with the first shot
during continuous shooting.
- When used with a CPU lens, the [P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can
be used. The [A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses,
with aperture specified using the aperture ring on the lens.
- The focus indicator (rangefinder) can be used with CPU lenses.
- Vibration Reduction (VR) functions normally when VR lenses are used. You
can enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using the switches on
the lens. The Normal/Active modes are supported when lenses equipped with
these modes are used. VR functions in Normal mode when lenses not equipped
with the Normal/Active modes are used.
- Auto Focus/Auto Exposure (AF/AE) are supported with AF-S lenses only.
The focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at
Single-point with only the center focus point used.
- The Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired
with an AF-S lens.
- The Smart Photo Selector function cannot be used.
Camera Firmware: The Nikon FT1 mount adapter can only be used with
camera firmware version A 1.10/B 1.10 or later. You should check your Nikon 1 V1
or J1 camera's firmware version before using the FT1. If the version displayed
is not compatible, you should update the camera firmware via the Nikon website.
Compatibility: As of December 2011, there are 65 existing F-mount
NIKKOR lenses supported by the FT1 Mount Adapter:
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