The FT-1 Mount Adapter allows you to use certain legacy F-Mount NIKKOR lenses (those designed for use with Nikon D-SLR/SLR cameras) on the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. The Mount Adapter is attached to the Nikon 1 camera and the F-Mount NIKKOR lens then attached to the adapter. The FT-1 will add an angle of view of 2.7 times that of the F-Mount NIKKOR lens' focal length.
Supports over 80 F-mount NIKKOR lenses
To use the FT-1, the Nikon 1 camera's firmware must be updated to at least version 1.10.
F-mount lenses mounted on the FT-1 have a crop factor of 2.7×. Enjoy an angle of view equivalent to that of a super telephoto lens when a telephoto lens is used. (Example: When using a 300mm lens, the equivalent angle of view is that of an 800mm lens.)
AF/AE supported with AF-S lenses only. Autofocusing is possible when AF-S lenses are used. 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.
As of June 2013, we have updated Nikon 1 camera firmware as well as FT-1 Firmware to support AF-C, (Continuous autofocus). Please check support.nikonusa.com for more information on firmware updates.
When using the FT-1 and a compatible AF-S NIKKOR F-Mount lens, users can take full advantage of the Nikon 1's high-speed continuous shooting of 10/30/60 fps. (*When an AF-S lens is used. However, focus is locked with the first shot with continuous shooting.)
The focus indicator (rangefinder) can be used with CPU lenses.
[P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used with CPU lenses.
Autofocus may be less precise when Shutter-priority auto, Aperture-priority auto, or Manual is selected for Exposure mode. Focus manually if you have trouble using autofocus. With some lenses the focus distance indicator may not display the actual distance to the subject or the minimum focus distance may increase.
[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) functions when VR lenses are used. Enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using switches on the lens. NORMAL/ACTIVE modes are supported when lenses equipped with these modes are used. VR functions in NORMAL mode when lenses not equipped with the NORMAL/ACTIVE modes are used.
Shooting in Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired with an AF-S lens.