Nikkor 1 10mm f/2.8

  • CX lens format (Nikon 1)
  • 6 elements in 5 groups, 2 aspherical
  • 77 degree angle of view
  • apertures from f/2.8 to f/11, 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • no image stabilization
  • 8" (0.2m) minimum focus, autofocus, rear focus
  • 40.5mm filter size, optional HN-101 lens hood 
  • 0.9" x 2.2" (22 x 56mm) long and diameter
  • 2.8 ounces (77g)
  • available in black, white, silver, and red
  • Model number 3306, US$250 suggested retail price

Thom's Mini Review: A disappointment. Yes, it's small, and it does make for a very pocketable camera. It also seems slightly wider than the 10-30mm kit lens, and it is a half-stop faster. But optically it doesn't seem to match the very good 10-30mm kit lens. Visible barrel distortion is present. Needs a lens hood; the best option for that would be to get a 40.5-to-52mm step up ring and any one of a number of screw in 52mm hoods, including Nikon's own low cost HN-3. Now that we've seen other primes from Nikon, the 10mm just isn't optically in the same league and we really hope Nikon will revise this lens.

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