Nikkor 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR

  • CX lens format (Nikon 1)
  • 18 elements in 12 groups
  • 8 to 29 degree angle of view
  • apertures from f/3.8 to f/16 at 30mm, 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • VR image stabilization
  • 3'4" (1m) minimum focus, autofocus, internal focus
  • 40.5mm filter size, HB-N103 lens hood included
  • 2.4" x 2.4" (60 x 61mm) long and diameter (retracted)
  • 6.2 ounces (175g)
  • available in black, white, silver, red, and pink
  • Model number 3312, US$250 suggested retail price

Thom's Mini Review: A pleasant surprise. The lens isn't that much larger collapsed than the 10-30mm kit lens (less than an inch longer). Optically, it's easily up to what the Nikon 1 sensors can record, with very few visible issues. It has visible barrel distortion at 30mm, almost no visible distortion at 110mm. Sharpness is again good, even across the field. VR seems to work well, about as good as VR I on the big Nikon DSLR lenses. The zoom ring is a nice soft texture, but has no raised ribs. You can find the ring quickly due to the texture change, but it can be slightly slipperly if wet (from mist, etc.). The included lens hood bayonets quickly onto the front of the lens, and is better made than the lens hoods for the DX kit lenses. For its price, it provides a high quality telephoto reach in a reasonably small package. Recommended (2012 to 2016)

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