Thursday, 23 October 2014

Introducing the V1-F1A generic flash adapter for Nikon 1 V1 or equivalent cameras



Please note that the V1-F1A is no longer made. I am now making a new version which is called V2-F1A. The functionality is the same as the V1-F1A but the quality is better. If you are interested in the V2-F1A please visit:

http://adapting-camera.blogspot.se/2015/08/the-v1-f1a-is-dead-long-live-v2-f1a.html 

I will not remove the below post because of historical reasons, but if you are interested only in what is available now then you can ignore this and go directly to the post about the V2-F1A


The adapter you have been waiting for is finally available. It is only available in limited numbers since mass production is not possible for now. With the help of this adapter the Nikon 1 V1 (or equivalent) camera can use almost any flash, and can even be used in a studio with strobes or in other multi-flash environment.



This adapter is designed to be used as a generic flash adapter on a Nikon 1 V1 (or equivalent) camera models. It will allow the user to attach a small standard flash unit with a maximum weight of 120 g (4.2 oz), including batteries.

A cable or a radio trigger must be used if the user wishes to use heavier flashes. By not complying with this, the adapter or the camera may get damaged due to the weight and the forces involved.






TTL is not supported, you must use the flash in manual, or in Auto mode if the flash you are using has that mode. Most flashes, but far from all, have a thyristor automatic mode; check out the manual of your flash if you are not sure. As an example, the Nikon SB-300 and SB-400 and SB-500 don't have this mode, so they can only be used in full manual mode with this adapter.


The hot shoe can be used to support and directly trigger a radio trigger. If you wish to use a heavier flash and don't have a radio trigger, you can use the PC contact on the side of the adapter to attach the flash to the adapter.





Use the V1-F1A adapter only with flashes which are designed to be used on digital cameras. Don't take a chance with any old flash because you may cause unrepairable damage to your camera, or in the best case, to the adapter. Old flashes can have several hundred volts high trigger voltage, which would be directly hazardous, not only for the camera, but also for the users of the camera. These cameras are not made for those types of old flashes, so make sure you know your flash well. The adapter has a built in protection diode, but don't take chances, the protection diode is not a 100% warranty against far too high trigger voltage.

How to order


If you are interested, please send me a mail using the contact information below. Please don't pay in advance before I confirmed that I have an adapter reserved for you. After I received payment, I will need one work day to pack it and to ship it to you, using registered post. I will use the Swedish Post and will charge you what they are charging me.


Please note that I will only sell this unit to buyers from Australia, the Americas (the whole continent), New Zealand, countries of European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho. No exceptions made from this list.

Price and payment


I accept payments in EUR, GBP, USD or SEK. Payments must be made through PayPal, no direct money transfer, checks or any other means are accepted. You are paying the PayPal fee, payments without the fee will not be accepted. Shipping and handling costs will be added, this cost is not possible for me to predict, I will charge you what the Swedish Post charges me, which at this moment is approximately 13 EUR, 10 GBP  or 15 USD for shipments outside Sweden. I will ship with registered, traceable post only.

The price for each unit is 83 EUR, 62 GBP, 95 USD or 785 SEK, whichever you prefer. This price excludes the shipping and handling, the total price will be calculated when I have your personal data.

Prices and the terms are non-negotiable, if you think this is not acceptable for you or you think the price is too high, please don't buy it.

Contact information


adapting(dot)camera at gmail(dot)com

Please note: the mail address above must be modified by you. You must replace the (dot) with real dots, the spaces before and after 'at' must be removed and the word 'at' must be replaced by @ sign. This is done to prevent internet robots from sending me spam mail. After your modification the mail address will look like: axxxxxxx.cyyyyy@gmail.com

IMPORTANT NOTE


This is a do-it-yourself product. No warranty is given, other than that I guaranty I tested the V1-F1A flash adapter before shipping it, and I guaranty that it is working on my Nikon V1 when I ship it. I have no possibilities to test it on the Nikon V2, V3 or any other future models since I only have the V1.

If you want to watch a short video about how this adapter can be used just click below. Enjoy the music and watch me using the V1-F1A flash adapter on my Nikon 1 V1.


Please note that this is NOT a Nikon product. 

Some final words


The V1-F1A is no longer made. I am now making a new version which is called V2-F1A. The functionality is the same as before but the quality is better. If you are interested in the V2-F1A please visit:

http://adapting-camera.blogspot.se/2015/08/the-v1-f1a-is-dead-long-live-v2-f1a.html 

12 comments:

  1. I am interested in purchasing a V1-F1a Adapter. I have a V3 and have been looking for one to do off camera flash.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Rex,

      Thank you for your interest. Please send me a mail as instructed above, and I'll send you the details. Currently I only have three left and will not make more for a while.

      Kind regards

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  2. Do you have any available now?

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    1. Hi,
      I am sorry, will have to wait until end of July.

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  3. Hi there, any chance of having one in stock?

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  4. Would purchase should you decide to make more.

    Thanks,

    Mike M.

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    1. Hi,

      The new version is now available. Please read about it here:

      http://adapting-camera.blogspot.se/2015/08/the-v1-f1a-is-dead-long-live-v2-f1a.html

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  5. It is becoming available very soon. I have a few now but I also have a large back order.

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  6. I was very interested and want it. How to Order to Thailand

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    1. Thank you for your interest. I am sorry, but I am selling only to the countries listed in the blog. No exception made from that list.

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  7. hi6 I need it very much. How shall I take it?

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    1. Hi,
      Please read the blogpost. The answer to your question is there.

      http://adapting-camera.blogspot.se/2015/08/the-v1-f1a-is-dead-long-live-v2-f1a.html

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