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Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black)

You Pay: $546.95
Product Highlights
  • Focal Length: 10-100mm (35mm: 27-270mm)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-16
  • Compact: 2.8" Long When Collapsed
  • Vibration Reduction
  • Aspherical, ED Glass Lens Elements
  • High Refractive Index
  • Internal Focusing
  • Autofocus
  • Fits Nikon 1 Lens Mount

The black 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens from Nikon is a compact wide-angle to long-telephoto autofocusing zoom lens for Nikon 1 cameras equipped with the Nikon 1 lens mount. Its 10-100mm focal length is equivalent to 27-270mm in 35mm format. This 10x zoom range allows you to shoot everything from landscapes and group shots to portraits and extreme close-ups. When collapsed, the lens is only 2.8" (7.1 cm) long.

Built-in Vibration Reduction keeps your images free of blur, even if your hands are unsteady, by compensating for camera shake. The lens contains aspherical elements to eliminate coma and other kinds of lens aberration, and ED glass to enhance sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration.

A High Refractive Index expands the number of effects the lens can provide, while compensating for curvature and aberrations. The lens has an Internal Focusing system that lets you focus without altering the size of the lens, enabling a closer focusing distance.

Vibration Reduction
The VR system reduces image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3 stops--or 8 times--faster. This enables handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and in poorly-lit interiors. VR also automatically detects when you pan during a shot
Aspherical Lens Elements
The 3 aspherical (AS) elements virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration, even when used at the widest aperture. They are especially helpful in correcting the distortion at the wide-angle focal lengths of the lens, and also contribute to a lighter and smaller lens design
Extra-low Dispersion Glass
2 ED glass elements improve sharpness and color correction by reducing chromatic aberration. ED glass offers all the benefits with none of the drawbacks of calcium fluorite-based glass. Capture sharp, high-contrast images even at the lens' largest aperture of f/4.0
High Refractive Index
The lens has 3 HRI elements with a refractive index of more than 2.0, so it can offer effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements. HRI elements also give the lens the power to compensate for field curvature and spherical aberrations, and contribute to the overall compact size
Internal Focusing
The IF system allows you to focus the lens without changing its size. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the nonextending lens barrel. This enables a more compact, lightweight construction, in addition to a closer focusing distance. A smaller, lighter focusing lens group is utilized to ensure faster focusing. Minimum focus distance is 1.1' (0.35 m) at 10mm focal length, and 2.1' (0.65 m) at 100mm.
Rounded Diaphragm
The lens' 7 rounded diaphragm blades allow for attractive bokeh in the out-of-focus regions of the image
Additional Features
Accepts optional screw-on filters with 55mm diameters
Performance
Focal Length 10 - 100mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 270 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon 1
Format Compatibility Nikon CX
Angle of View 77° - 9°
Tilt/Shift Not Specified By Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance 1.1' (.34 m)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 19/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar None
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.38 x 2.77" (6.05 x 7.04 cm)
Weight 10.5 oz (298 g)
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black)
  • LC-N55 Front Lens Cap
  • LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap for 1 Nikkor Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Macro photography (3)
    • Travel (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Good Quality

    By General

    from Nebraska

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

      Amazingly good photo quality for such a small lens. I use it on a Nikon 1 V1 and V3 with excellent results. I recommend it.

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      4.0

      Nice all around lens

      By DanC

      from San Francisco

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Size

      Cons

      • No Bayonet Hood Attachmen

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

        This is a nice complement to the standard 10-30 lens that is part of the J1 V3 kit. its a hair slower but in daylight situations that's no big deal. But here's a con...Hey Nikon how come there's no way to attach a hood to the darn lens...unless I buy a 55mm screw on type...

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        5.0

        Great travel lens

        By BigDog

        from Campbell, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Silver):

          Covers a perfect range. Only lens you need to travel light!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Good All Purpose Lens

          By Landscape Photographer

          from Roseville, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Traveling

          Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

          It is sharp enough to take it everywhere and shoot just about any subjects with good results.
          It is not quite as sharp at some of the focal lenths like the 30-110 but close enough to accept it as a good compromise. In the middle of the range 20-50mm gets a little soft towards the corners, but with a little bit of extra sharpening in PS makes it acceptable.
          All in all I would recommend it but for more critical subject photography I take my 10-30mm and 30-110mm lenses.

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          5.0

          Awesome lens!

          By Phinsfan305

          from Kendall, FL

          Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (White):

          This is a great, lightweight all-in-one lens.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One of the best Nikkor super zooms

          By thenewamtrak

          from Seattle WA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

            This lens is only about .25 inches longer than the 30-110, which I also own, and it's performance is nearly identical, so much so that the 30-100 won't be used again. I've used the 18-200 DX and this lens is superior by leaps and bounds at the long end. I also use the new 24-120 f4 on FX and this lens is just as sharp. There is nothing more I could ask for in this lens' performance, except a bigger aperture but then it wouldn't be so small would it?

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            5.0

            Versatile and compact

            By Joe Guide

            from Asheville NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

            Great travel all inclusive lens. Solid construction. Some barrel distortion but manageable.

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            4.0

            Let me add to my previous post

            By jimkahnw

            from Norwalk, CT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

            I need to also mention that the VR system seems to work, up to a point. I really don't know how my hand compares with others. In the V2 menu "Active" VR is selected by default.

            With a lot of concentration and a slow exhale, elbows tight against my body, shutter release below the lens, I could hand hold at moderate telephoto down to about 1/25 second. At slower shutter speeds and I started to see evidence of camera shake and obvious subject motion. At short focal lengths at speeds as slow as 1/8 second I could get sharp results about 1 out of three shots.

            I haven't had the opportunity to try the lens at dusk or at night.

            The sample shots here are too small to see they are shake-free.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for walking around

              By jimkahnw

              from Norwalk, CT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great image quality
              • Great IQ
              • Precision Tool
              • Precision Tool Feel

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • lens hood not included

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Travel Portraits

              Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

              I'm a travel photographer. I find the compact, light-weight Nikon 1 system great for on-the-go shooting and discreet street photography. The V2 offers a huge improvement in ergonomics and functionality over the V1. The 10-100 offers a magnification range that makes it my go-to lens. The image quality is better than I expected when I compare results from the 18-200 on a D300. Simply put, the 10-100 produces stunning images.

              Nikon makes the lens with lots of metal with a heft I didn't expect. Some users may notice the extra weight when compared to the 30-110. It also has a larger diameter and length than the 30-110. But what impressed me the most was the smooth action of the zoom; like operating a precision machine tool. The action reminded me of the front and rear standard and rail adjustments of a Sinar 4x5 camera.

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              5.0

              Impressive CX Superzoom Lens

              By Smallmouth Fisherman

              from Cedar Falls, IA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

                It will take a season of shooting to do justice to an evaluation of the capability of this impressively built lens. What I have observed so far is impressive. I plan on taking this to Europe in September, along with the 6.7-13mm lens and V1 and V2 cameras. I wish I had had this lens for my V1 when I took it to Ireland last July.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent All Around Lens for V2

                By ColoradoBob

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (White):

                I use this lens for all around shooting with my Nikon 1 V2. The lens provides the equivalent of a 27mm-270mm in 35mm film terms. It is incredibly sharp at all apertures provides good VR for handheld shots. Build is fantastic and optics are classic Nikkor quality. I bought the optional lens hood for it as well. It mounts in reverse very securely. I highly recommend this lens to any Nikon 1 owners.

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                5.0

                One size fits all Lense

                By Andrew

                from Watermans Bay Australia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Black):

                  Great all purpose lense for travelling-you only need the one lense to cater for all circumstances.Used to have Nikon D700 with 18-200mm lense-just too bulky to go travelling with,this lense (which is every bit as good as 18-200mm lense) coupled with Nikon 1 V2 is the ideal travel photography kit-small,light,easy to carry & excellent quality.

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