Nikon V1 Settings

Added on by John Sturr.

Here are some of my settings and considerations.

I'm always thinking about the focusing settings - Single Point (most of the time) and focus lock with the button half press - so I can focus and recompose.  But I realized from a photo walk on the street last night that I should be experimenting with AF Area.  As evident with the bicycle going by - I really missed that shot in focus.  And then I need to consider AF-S, or AF-C.

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Rendering - I'm at Portrait in camera most of the time - and since I'm shooting NEF I can adjust in post.  I'm finding that Portrait is offering the best balance of colors, contrast and sharpening right out of the camera.  I'm importing and converting in CaptureNX - even though I have LR4.  And i love LR4 - but the rendering coming out of CNX is wonderful.

Oh -- and here's the most significant, I feel;  I'm in Electronic Shutter, continuous, at 10fps.  A can fire off one frame at a time if needed - or I can pound the shutter and get a burst if needed.  And since it is silent - it is a bit of a game changer.

I'm also trying to shoot at 18mm on the 10-30mm to replicate the 18.5 as much as possible -- as that is on the list.