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Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format

B&H # NI1010045NB Mfr # 3318
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Product Highlights
  • 10x 10-100mm Power Zoom Lens
  • Equivalent to 27-270mm in 35mm Format
  • For Nikon 1 CX Format Cameras
  • 3-Speed Silent Zoom Motor for Video
  • Superior Sharpness & Color Correction
  • Focuses to 2.8' (85.34cm)
  • Vibration Reduction Minimizes Blur
  • HRI Lens Corrects Spherical Aberrations
  • Multicoating Reduces Ghost & Flare
  • Internal Focusing

Nikon's VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens is an amazing power zoom lens designed for use with the Nikon 1 CX format mirror-less cameras. Its 27-270mm (equivalent in 35mm format) range gives you a true wide angle, a long telephoto and everything in-between. Because of the Nikon 1 camera's 1080p full HD video capabilities, this lens has a silent zoom motor using a voice coil AF motor (VCM) with three adjustable speeds--making it a perfect lens for shooting video. The Vibration Reduction (VR II) system makes it possible to shoot at much lower shutter speeds, with sharper results, than is normally the case.

Using a High Refractive Index lens, aspherical elements, and extra-low dispersion glass, plus Super Integrated Coating, this lens delivers superb images, still or video. Internal focusing makes possible a smaller, lighter lens with a closer focusing distance.

10x Power Drive Zoom Lens
A versatile 10-100 mm power zoom, this lens was developed specifically for shooting movies. The lens features three adjustable zoom speeds to bring coverage variety, plus a voice coil AF motor (VCM) that keeps camera pan-in and pan-out activity silent. Vibration reduction (VR II) reduces the chance of blurred photos. Use this lens to capture everything from portraits to sweeping landscape views.
Silent Motor Lens Perfect for Movie Making
Vary your angles and depth of field with the 10-100 mm lens. This lens is equipped with power drive zoom and vibration reduction (VR II). Also included is the voice coil AF motor (VCM) for quiet autofocusing. Powerful and versatile, your expressions in movie mode will sizzle. Whether working up close with wide view, or framing a horizon in the distance, the 10-100 mm lens puts flexibility into your workflow.
Perfect for Portrait to Landscape Photography
Command control of depth of field with the 10-100 mm and isolate subjects from their backgrounds for both photos and video. Equipped with vibration reduction (VR II), the 10-100 mm is ideal for movie recording, as well as photo capture sharpness. The 10-100 mm 1 NIKKOR lens applies three ED and two aspherical lens elements to ensure only the highest quality and color images-even at the widest aperture settings-are obtained. The HRI (High Refractive Index) lens element keeps the lens compact while offering superior contrast at even maximum aperture.
Move in Closer or Shoot From Afar
Use the amazing reach of the 10-100 mm and bring subjects close. Get right in the action by maximizing to the full 100 mm and retain sharpness at 2.8 feet from your subject. Even at this magnification photos and movies come out crystal clear and sharp courtesy of vibration reduction (VR II).
Vibration Reduction
This innovative VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed three stops (eight times) faster. It allows handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors. The lens' VR system also detects automatically when the photographer pans - no special mode is required.
High Refractive Index Lens
With a refractive index of more than 2.0, one HRI lens can offer effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. Therefore, HRI lenses achieve great optical performance in an even more compact body.
Internal Focusing
Imagine being able to focus a lens without it changing in size. Nikon's IF technology enables just that. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance.
Aspherical Lens Element
Aspherical lenses virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration - even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting the distortion in wide angle lenses. In addition, use of aspherical lenses contributes to a lighter and smaller lens design.
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
Nikon developed ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to enable the production of lenses that offer superior sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration. ED glass offers all the benefits, yet none of the drawbacks of calcium fluorite-based glass. With this innovation, Nikon developed several types of ED glass suitable for various lenses.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction.
Performance
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5
Minimum: f/16
Angle of View 77° - 9.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0' (30.48 cm)
Elements/Groups 21/14
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.7" (7.62 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 18.2 oz (516 g)
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Bayonet Lens Hood
  • 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)
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    Nikon1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

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        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Erogonomics

        By JackF

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format:

            The one complaint I have about this lens is the zoom button is exactly in the wrong place for me. It needs to be rotated about 20 degrees downward or something. I wind up holding the camera differently than I do for my DSLR's.

            I also find the hood will rotate when bumped and it messes up the image if you don't notice it. Overall, I am disappointed in the V1 and this lens combo. Great technology, poor ergos.

            The rest of the lens is ok.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Zoom Lens

            By AJtheDad

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Image stabilization
            • Sharp and Consistent
            • Silent Operation

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Power Drive is Slow

            Best Uses

            • Family
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format:

            I bought this lens on a whim, based on my satisfaction with other Nikon superzooms (such as the Nikon 18-200 VRII) and I am very, very happy I did.

            I shoot RAW and I cannot find any differences in the photos from this lens versus the 10-30mm or 30-110mm lenses, meaning that this lens compromises very little in image quality and indeed makes a great super zoom lens. It does seem to have the most powerful VR I've used yet, easily getting the equivalent of 4 to 5 stops of handholding capability.

            From a video perspective the lens is superb, it is quiet and very smooth both to zoom and focus. This is the first camera/lens combination that has allowed me to replace my dedicated video camera.

            The lens is very convenient with such a large zoom range and it retracts when powered off so its not very big. I didn't think I'd use the lens much when I bought it, but I've found it almost never leaves my camera, I love it!

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            1.0

            Maybe I Got a Bad One

            By dscott

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format:

                Could be the one I received was out of adjustment but images at any focal length other than wide were soft or, at full tele, blurry -- even at shutter speeds in excess of 1/400 sec. This was after the lens firmware upgrade, too. I've seen on-line samples from others that suggest it should be quite sharp at 100mm (279mm) but mine wouldn't do it. With regret, I returned it. Someday I'll borrow another one and give it a try since I love the convenience of my Nikkor 28-200.

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent lens particularly for video

                By James

                from Worcester, Massachusetts

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Fast focusing
                • Large Zoom Range
                • Lightweight
                • Maintains focus zooming
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy on this camera

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format:

                This is an excellent video lens which works well for stills also. I use it on a V1. It is extremely quiet and fast when focusing. Obviously very well baffled. The power zoom works as advertised allowing smooth transition from the wide establishing shot to the detail shot. When zooming, focusing is maintained which is fairly amazing. Very strong optically. Minor distortions, but nothing that causes a problem. Obviously you wouldn't shoot architecture with this lens, or this system in most cases. Also obviously not a fast lens, but if it were, it would probably be too big for the camera. The entire V1 system is looking very strong to me. Purchased it primarily for video. The very high 24 mbps throughput rate is excellent.

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best lens for Nikon V1

                By Antonio Mellone

                from SP BRAZIL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for CX Format:

                  I'll use this lens in travel with my V!.
                  Nice and light weight, good light and sharpness.
                  Great value.

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