This Nikon CX-format standard zoom lens captures sharp details with up to three times magnification. Compact and lightweight, the 10-30mm is equipped with Vibration Reduction (VR) and a silent stepping AF motor (STM) which make it the ideal, versatile lens. Quality and integrity are hallmarks of the new 1 NIKKOR lens system.
Whether the whole family or just a single person, the 10-30mm is the perfect lens to frame the moment. Versatility and precision are yours when photographing from wide to tight portrait looks. The 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm lens applies three aspherical lens elements to ensure only the highest quality images even at the widest aperture settings are obtained. You know most family shots are taken while on the go. Count on Vibration Reduction (VR) to keep your pictures blur-free.
Frame that wonderful ocean shot or sun setting over the bridge. A superior all-around lens, the 10-30mm commands sharp focus with excellent delivery of details in images taken far away. Versatility is yours as you frame wide camera angles, just the way you like or smoothly zoom out until you find exactly the right balance of details to include in your shot.
Use the full reach of the 10-30mm and bring subjects close. For when you cannot get right up to the action, a 30mm zoom may be just right. Hone in on your subject and hit the shutter. Even at this magnification your photos come out crystal clear and sharp with Vibration Reduction (VR).
Reviewed by 2 customers
Despite having 3 fewer elements, my copy of this lens is sharper (especially at the wide angle settings) than my example of the original standard zoom for the Nikon 1 cameras. But what in the world were the Nikon designers thinking of when they came up with its outsides? The lens has no threads for a filter or a shade or a real cap. If the Nikon 1 V3 is aimed at a more astute photographer than its predecessor, such a lack is a pretty vital impediment. The lens is capped by a set of leafs (like a diaphragm) set immediately between the first element and the front of the housing; these open and the lens extends when the camera is turned on. But if you hurriedly reach for the camera stored in a pocket or small carry-all case you're in serious danger of putting a finger or thumb through the "cap" and either jamming the works or scratching the front element of the lens with them, because this optical element sits directly behind the capping diaphragm. Granted, the new design makes the camera-lens package a little more pocketable, but at the above risks. And the absence of any method for mounting a lens hood or filter is a disaster for a competent photographer. Whatever gains may result from the new optical design are pretty much obliterated because of the losses suffered by the new lens housing. Even though its optics may not be quite as sharp, I prefer to use the original version of this lens in most cases. And by the way, that earlier version costs much less, too!
I use this lens for its wide angle approach to images landscapes. Excellant.