My wife and I decided to take a bit of a break today and visited the Canada Blooms consumer show in Toronto with some of my Nikon 1 gear. This article features a few Canada Blooms close-up sample images.
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I started out capturing a few images with my Nikon 1 J5 fitted with a 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 zoom. Later I switched over to my Nikon 1 V3 with the 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 along with a 16mm Vello Delux extension tube for Nikon 1.
The lighting was spotty at times so I decided to set my ISO to 3200 and shoot in aperture priority. To get the precise focusing I wanted I shot using single point auto-focus.
To get a little more depth-of-field I selected an aperture of f/8, then set about looking for some interesting details to spark my creativity.
It didn’t take long before I found a range of different shapes, textures and lighting to give the V3 a bit of a close-up photography test.
I quite enjoyed using the V3 set-up shooting hand-held for all of my close-up images, including the one above captured at 1/8th of a second.
Having the V3’s EVF to act as a third anchor point was very helpful when shooting at slower shutter speeds.
Towards the end of our visit I found a couple of flower subjects with some back-lighting which added some drama to the images.
While the J5’s 20.8MP BSI sensor does outperform the V3’s Aptina 18.4MP sensor with some subjects like landscape, the V3 does a very good job with close-up flower photography subjects.
The more I’ve been shooting with the V3 the more I have been enjoying it.
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All images were captured hand-held in available light using a Nikon 1 V3, 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR zoom lens, and a 16mm Vello Delux extension tube. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11, CS6 and the Nik Collection.
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