Nikon 1 V3: First Look
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Compact versatility and smooth performance
You can't predict life's special occasions, but you can be prepared with the right camera and lens. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens (27-81mm equivalent) is your portable companion. More compact than the current 10-30mm lens, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM features a Power-Drive zoom, perfect for shooting smooth video.
Pocket sized convenience
Pocket-sized convenience and quality at last! The more compact a camera is, the more likely you'll be to carry it. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM delivers big performance in a small package making your Nikon 1 sleeker than ever. With a built-in lens cover, you have one less thing to worry about.
Silent zoom, perfect for video
Reducing camera shake is important, especially in low light or while shooting video. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens lets you adjust the zoom smoothly using a gentle swipe of your finger. Don't worry about picking up unwanted sounds, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is as quiet as it is smooth.
Versatile zoom range
Unpredictable moments won't wait for a lens change. Be ready to capture tack-sharp shots of groups, landscapes, or even striking portraits without delay. When you don't know what life has in store, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is your go-to lens.
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.
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