If you're wondering about the inexpensive Flipbac G4 grip adapter for the Nikon V1 and the Fotodiox "dumb" lens adapter for Nikon F mount lenses to the Nikon 1 mount, the answer is thumbs up to both. These are excellent values for us cheapskates and terrific alternatives to the pricier Nikon grip and lens adapters. At $10 shipped from Adorama, the Flipbac G4 grip adapter is a bargain. It fits neatly over the V1's existing finger ridge and matches the rear rubbery thumb panel in looks and feel. There's enough of a hollow to place it as you prefer around the existing finger ridge - I preferred it lower than the Flipbac illustrations suggest. The 3M stickum is secure, detachable and replaceable. It's not as pretty as the sculpted aluminum Franiec grip, but it's not ugly either. I mostly use a homebrewed neck/wrist strap made from paracord. With the wrist strap and one-hand hold, the Flipback grip offers a huge improvement in ergonomics. The Fotodiox Nikon F to Nikon 1 lens adapter is another bargain, at around $20 shipped from Amazon, if you have Amazon Prime, which includes free 2-day shipping. It's solid, well made, fits properly and has a decent tripod mount for medium sized teles. If you're comfortable guesstimating exposure to get in the ballpark you'll have no trouble with this "dumb" adapter. I can usually nail the exposure on the second shot after getting close with the first. It uses the V1's manual exposure mode only, and disables auto ISO so you'll need to choose the ISO as well. (And if you're not comfortable guesstimating exposure yet, check out Fred Parker's Ultimate Exposure Computer charts. It's "Sunny 16" taken to the nth degree. It'll really add to your confidence when shooting in tricky lighting and you're not sure the meter is telling you the truth.) This adapter is ideal for occasional use with your favorite small, fast Nikkors. My 50/2 AI and 85/2 AIS Nikkors hadn't seen much use in years but will with this adapter on the V1. Both lenses are about the same size and weight - very compact - and it's terrific having an affordable, fast equivalent to a 135mm f/2 and 230mm f/2 (in ye olden 24x36mm Holy Paradigm). Manual focusing is remarkably easy with the V1's excellent electronic viewfinder, despite the plain screen and lack of any focusing aids - not quite on par with my D2H or F3HP, but not bad either. Even though my hands aren't very steady I can handhold these lenses reasonably well, and any lightweight or tabletop tripod can handle the V1 with the Fotodiox adapter and the 50/2 or 85/2 manual focus Nikkors.