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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:42 am    Post subject: AF/EXP chip for Nikon 1 Reply with quote

Gfoto pleased to present you new product, chip with focus confirmation and automatic exposure for Nikon 1 cameras.

Two main functions of the chip:

- focus assistant, help you to adjust focus easily
- automatic exposure in A mode




http://gfotostore.ru/?hash=page/info

http://gfotostore.ru/?hash=page/nikon1


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: AF/EXP chip for Nikon 1 Reply with quote

Gfotostore wrote:
Gfoto pleased to present you new product, chip with focus confirmation and automatic exposure for Nikon 1 cameras.

Two main functions of the chip:

- focus assistant, help you to adjust focus easily
- automatic exposure in A mode



If anyone with Nikon 1 camera and number of manual lenses want to write a review we are ready to send free samples, please contact me by forum messages.


perhaps we can see the picture now.

Interesting product, Thats been the problem with Nikon 1 no focus assist or auto exposure.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now I see it, it looks similar to the 'dandelion chip' for the Nikon DSLR's and will do the same thing obviously.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philslizzy wrote:
now I see it, it looks similar to the 'dandelion chip' for the Nikon DSLR's and will do the same thing obviously.


Actually thanks to focus assistant it is even better than for DSLR.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And where can i buy it? The whole page is in russian (its not my language Very Happy )


PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoldMark wrote:
And where can i buy it? The whole page is in russian (its not my language Very Happy )


Site on Russian, but this page is in English.
Ok I will try to post just link now:
http://gfotostore.ru/?hash=page/info

http://gfotostore.ru/?hash=page/nikon1


PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gfotostore wrote:
GoldMark wrote:
And where can i buy it? The whole page is in russian (its not my language Very Happy )


Site on Russian, but this page is in English.
Ok I will try to post just link now:
http://gfotostore.ru/?hash=page/info

http://gfotostore.ru/?hash=page/nikon1


PM is send to you!


PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the magnifier function work too in A-Modus with your Chip?

I have found nothing in your description.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoldMark wrote:
Does the magnifier function work too in A-Modus with your Chip?

I have found nothing in your description.


Magnifier function work as usual, but you don't have assistant in mafnifier mode.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now chip available on ebay from gfotostore user:
http://www.ebay.com/usr/gfotostore

We can ship worldwide. Bulk price available from our site.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chip has arrived today! Thank you!
I will report soon on the installation process and if it works as I hope it does. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Packed in a padded envelope, the chip arrived safely:


The box, in which the chip is delivered, is really tiny. Wink


It's a good thing that it is delivered inside an antistatic bag:


That's what it looks like, with the stencil:


The position of the stencil is determined my a little pin that slips into the locking hole of the adapter:


The little flaps you can see are necessary to glue the chip to an adapter without internal ring.
My c-mount adapter has a ring that I could glue the chip to, so I removed those flaps.

Now, it was time to put glue on the back of the chip:


I used a strong glue without any solvant.

The stencil helped to find the correct position of the chip:


And this is what the installed chip looks like:


The curve fits perfectly to the internal opening of the adapter.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After I had waited for an hour for the glue to harden, I took the first shots with a CCTV 1.4/50 lens.
Unfortunately, it was already dark outside. So I could only shoot several pics in my study.

First impressions:

* The camera acknowledged the chip without problems.
* Focus assist seems to work well. Arrows indicate the direction you have to focus in and a circle shows when the object is in focus.
* In A-mode metering appears to work as well.

>> Seems to be a great little device!!!


Tomorrow, with better light, I will take some shots and report a little more.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edited

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, now for metering:

1. Lens is 1.4/50 (as stated in EXIFs):

P-mode works, A-mode works, metering is spot on!


2. Lens is 1.4/25 ("wrong" FL):

P-mode works, A-mode works, metering is spot on!


3. Lens is 1.8/50 ("wrong" max. aperture):

P-mode works. A-mode works if f/1.4 is set in camera. >> Do not set the real max. aperture of the used lens, but always f/1.4. Then metering is spot on. (If f/1.8 is set, it will overexpose).


Addition: You can use in-camera aperture setting in A-mode for exposure compensation (+Ev), as needed in backlight situations.

I like that!!


PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday i cam back from a business trip and found the chip in my post box.

Because it was to late, i'm not unboxed the chip.

First i have to decide to which adapter i will adapt the chip. My choice is the "EOS to Nikon 1" adapter. And why? I have a lot of adapters fitting to EOS (i started first to adapt legacy lenses to Conon EOS). I have M42, PK, Olympus, Nikon, Parktina B, Konica, T2, QMB, M39 Paxette adapters to EOS. So i can cascade them.

So i will have a great variety of legacy lenses to adapt.

Stay here. I will share my experience with you.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:36 am    Post subject: My unboxing Reply with quote

Here my unboxing of the Chip.

The german customs wave through the parcel without toll fees, the travel time was 12 days:




This little box was inside the sending. No installation manual was included (But you can find it at their hompage):




The chip was packed in an ESD-bag, so the chip is protected against electric damage while handling (it is not common. This is very professional +++):




This was in the bag:




Here the tool which helps you to attach the chip :




The chip from back:



The attachment tool on my EOS to Nikon 1 Adapter (you can't do anything wrong there. You can implement the tool only in one way):





And now i must first go and buy the glue Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glue bought:D :




Glued (Be aware not to glue the tool for adjustment too):



The look adapted to Nikon 1 V1:




I works Very Happy Razz :




First picture Crop 100% (ISO100, 1/125 Sek, Auto Reflecta 1.4 55mm, M42 to EOS to Nikon 1):



Not so bad for the first try.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news!

Focus zoom works!

Press the button "Ok" then a yellow square appears in the right lower corner. With the rocker switch you can zoom in and out.

A little disadvantage is there: you can not move the focus point with the arrow buttons. Somebody wrote to me and said, that this behavior is the same at the Nikon FT1. So it works as designed Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for posting this, I am considering getting this adapter. I have some nosy questions- Wink

How is the experience of using the focus aid?
Is it pretty robust- how often do you get the near/far indicators, vs. the unable to determine indicator?
Is it hard to nail focus- is it easy to overshoot focus lock indicator?
With the focus aid, do you feel MF on a J model is realistic, or is the EVF still needed?

Thanks!


PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madmaxmedia wrote:
Thanks guys for posting this, I am considering getting this adapter. I have some nosy questions- Wink

How is the experience of using the focus aid?
Is it pretty robust- how often do you get the near/far indicators, vs. the unable to determine indicator?
Is it hard to nail focus- is it easy to overshoot focus lock indicator?
With the focus aid, do you feel MF on a J model is realistic, or is the EVF still needed?

Thanks!


The import thing for me is that i have now focus zoom. EVF is so not necessary.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this, i would like to use that chip on my nikon1 s1 and my manual lens ai-s nikkor e series 50mm f/1.8

I have one question:

In video "A" mode, does the auto iso works great or does it has to be setted manually only?

Thanks in advance.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dsortax wrote:
Thanks for posting this, i would like to use that chip on my nikon1 s1 and my manual lens ai-s nikkor e series 50mm f/1.8

I have one question:

In video "A" mode, does the auto iso works great or does it has to be setted manually only?

Thanks in advance.


Auto ISO works great! Smile


PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New love!


A Cosmicar/Pentax TV Lens 1.4/25 c-mount adapted to Nikon1 using the chip.
I really like that lens!!

Portrait of the Egyptian corner at my parents' house:


Portrait of one of my daughter's cuddly toy: Wink


"Infinity" (view from my parents' balcony):


A very nice 1.4/67.5 portrait lens for the Nikon1 !


PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1

Very nice combination Carsten Very Happy