The Nikon FT1 lens adapter allows you to use Nikon F-mount lenses on the Nikon 1 Series cameras and provides autofocus with AF-S lenses.
Check out a quick AF test that popped up on YouTube below.
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A full list of compatible lenses can be found here.
The Nikon 1 V1 and J1 require firmware update version 1.10 for compatibility with the FT1 Mount Adapter. This firmware adds a focus indicator (range finder) than can be used with CPU lenses.
- Autofocusing is possible when AF-S lenses are used. However, focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point with only the center focus point used.
- [P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used with CPU lenses however [P] is recommended as it is optomised for use with the FT1.
- [A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses. Aperture is specified using the aperture ring on the lens.
- Vibration reduction (VR) will function when a VR lenses is used. Enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using switches on the lens.
The FT1 is not yet available in the US; however, it should be soon. Stay tuned for the latest.