The white knob is gone for several reasons. In V1-F1A the knob gave the impression of a proper locking mechanism, which it was not, it was just meant as a GND contact for the trigger. Now, in the new version that is solved with a spring loaded ball contact at the bottom, just like the center contact in any other, traditional flash.
Some information about this adapter
This adapter is designed to be used as a flash adapter on Nikon 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.
Type of flashes the V2-F1A can be used with
I have previously written about how to measure trigger voltage in case you feel confident about doing it on you own, read this article before you start.
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, traceable 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 Canada, USA, New Zealand, countries of European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Monaco, Aland, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Japan. Note that I make no exceptions made from this list.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price and payment
I accept payments in EUR, USD or SEK only, no other currency. 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. Currently the PayPal fee is an additional 3.4% + a fixed small sum on top of of the total costs. 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 13 EUR or 15 USD for shipments outside Sweden. I will ship with registered, traceable post only.
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.
A final note about the V2-F1A
Please note also that the manufacturing marks and scratches on the adapter are the results of DIY manufacturing using a CNC mill. The marks and scratches are not defects and will not affect the functionality.
Remember also that a deal is a deal, if you bought it it is yours. I will NOT take it back, not even for a reduced price. This may sound harsh, but I have bad experience and this is the "lessons learned" from that experience. It is up to you to decide to buy it, and if the conditions are not acceptable, please don't buy this adapter.
The V2-F1A is now replaced by the V3-F1A
This is the latest, perhaps the last version. The differences between the V2-F1A and the V3-F1A are mainly aesthetic and are due to the fact that I made a major upgrade of my CNC and as a result I can make nicer adapters, slightly different in looks. The functionality is the same as before, no iTTL, only manual flash is possible. Read about the details in this post:
Apparently there are some false rumors created on the internet, at this moment I won't mention which site, saying that the latest firmware of Nikon 1 V1 camera, which is 1.40 at the moment, prevents the camera from triggering a non-Nikon flash. This "information" is a lie created by persons who have no clue, the adapter works fine even with the latest firmware. I keep my camera gear up to date to make sure I test everything with the firmware the equipment is recommended to be used with by Nikon. In other words, at this moment every firmware release works with this adapter and I honestly don't expect Nikon to ever create one which would stop this adapter from functioning on your camera, at least not until they start selling original Nikon flash adapters.
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