This article features a selection of Nikon 1 J5 flower macro images. These photographs were the last images that I captured during our spring 2019 trip to Ireland. All were shot handheld at Belvedere House.
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As our COVID-19 physical distancing continues, I’ve been dedicating more time to work on our Ireland travel photography eBook. I can see some light at the end of the tunnel with the publication of this eBook possible within the next few weeks.
This collection of Nikon 1 J5 flower macro images demonstrates one of the significant advantages of small sensor camera systems… deeper depth of field. Even though discontinued, the Nikon 1 J5 is still a terrific, little camera. Coupled with a 1 Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom and some extension tubes it is capable of creating some beautiful close-up photography.
After editing thousands of photographs from our trip to Ireland over the past number of months, I had almost forgotten that I captured these Nikon 1 J5 macro flower images.
All of these macro flower images were captured outdoors in the gardens at Belvedere House.
As you review the EXIF data you will see that a range of shutter speeds and ISO values were used.
This was done to compensate for lighting conditions and also the strength of the intermittent breeze that day.
One of the strengths of the Nikon 1 system has always been the speed and accuracy of its auto-focus system.
I remember my short-lived experiment with some Panasonic gear. One of the primary reasons that I returned that equipment after 10 days was the poor auto-focusing performance compared to my Nikon 1 kit.
People who are looking for an easy-to-handle camera system for close-up photography should definitely consider some used Nikon 1 gear.
It still amazes me how many uninformed people claim that 1″ sensor cameras cannot be used at higher ISO values. When shooting RAW files and using appropriate noise reduction in post, I have no hesitation shooting my Nikon 1 J5 up to ISO-3200.
As these photographs demonstrate, good subject separation can also be achieved with a 1″ sensor camera. This is done by considering camera to subject and subject to background distances.
My wife and I still enjoy our extensive Nikon 1 kit. Her favourite camera is the Nikon 1 V3. For general photography and close-up photography my favourite Nikon 1 camera is the J5.
With 171 auto-focusing points covering virtually the entire frame, the Nikon 1 J5 makes it easy to achieve precise focusing and composition.
It’s a shame that the Nikon 1 system was discontinued. Those of us who still have Nikon 1 gear can enjoy its unique capabilities for many years to come.
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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