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Nikon1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (10)
    • Everyday (7)
    • Home (5)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Shooting outdoors (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Tech savvy (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great lens for a great camera

    I bought a used Nikon V1 body 2 weeks ago for a ridiculously low price and this 30mm-110mm was the first lens I bought for the body. My first time out with the...Read complete review

    I bought a used Nikon V1 body 2 weeks ago for a ridiculously low price and this 30mm-110mm was the first lens I bought for the body. My first time out with the camera was when my wife and I went to the NC Zoo last week, her with her Nikon D7000 and a 18mm-300mm (27mm-450mm) Nikon lens (over 4 lbs of hardware) and my V1 and 30mm-110mm (84mm-300mm) lens (about 1 lb). When the day was over my jpegs looked almost as good as her jpegs as far as IQ was concerned. (The truth is she is probably a better photographer than I am so her composition was also better.) The focus was lightning fast and got even sharper as I experimented/used the spot focusing on flowers, birds, and animals.

    Plus in the future I can use her 18mm-300mm lens with the available adapter and have a 840mm telephoto lens with the V1's 2.7 crop factor.

    During the course of the day I had 2 total strangers comment they like my camera, yet both of us had our hardware around our necks. I am sure hers looked more impressive but the 2 strangers liked the small size of my camera and lens. Me too.

    Below are jpeg photos taken by a casual photographer (me) without any post processing. You be the judge.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    V1

    Good lens. Perfect size for V1.
    I ended up returning it as I did not like the V1. (Bought the 2 lens kit) I love Nikon SLR cameras, but the 1...Read complete review

    Good lens. Perfect size for V1.
    I ended up returning it as I did not like the V1. (Bought the 2 lens kit) I love Nikon SLR cameras, but the 1 series is a miss for me.

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    5.0

    Good for ON/OFF

    By Ricardo

    from Federal WAY, wa

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good quality
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

      Very easy to handle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice pictures from afar!

      By tonilynnef

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White) for CX Format:

            Still, haven't gotten to use it or experience much with it. Just a few pictures, I'm trying to learn how to use this wonderful Nikon camera with my new lenses. Thank you

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great Lens!

            By Danielle

            from Hawaii

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                  I use this lens for some surf photography as well as hiking shots where I want a different perspective. I also didn't want to break the bank finding myself a good quality zoom lens. Look no further than this little guy for your Nikon 1 cameras. It's excellent.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Loving it so far!

                  By BHJunkie

                  from Bellevue, WA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                    I got this lens as a suprise from my husband. It was on my massive BH wishlist. It's been raining like crazy here so I haven't much chance to really use it outdoors where I primarly do my shooting. I have done several shots indoors of my pets and I have to say the clarity and depth of field are really right on. It's lightweight and size are just what I need to take on trips or even around town. I have hardly picked up my Nikon d200 since I got the V1 system. With back and neck issues it has solved so many problems and it performs! I love it!

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    B & H is the best!

                    By Cindy

                    from Kernersville, NC

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White) for CX Format:

                          I would never order my camera equipment from any place else. B & H is the best!! Excellent customer service and quick shipping. The lens is great!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Nikon VR 30-110mm Lens

                          By Spike

                          from Denver

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Light Weight But Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hiking And Climbing
                            • Travel

                            Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White) for CX Format:

                            This lens is the perfect addition to the standard 10-30mm lens that came with my Nikon J1. I took to Machu Picchu, Peru and left my "big camera and lens" at home. It did a great job and was light weight, yet durable...perfect for capturing high quality photos while I was hiking and climbing. It was also small enough to not draw a lot of attention as a tourist, making it easy to keep myself and camera secure.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            lens looks great ..

                            By Marv

                            from Fort Myers Florida

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                              I do not have the camera body yet .. looking forward to checking out the lens once I get the body ..

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By zeleznoc

                              from Jacksonville, Florida

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Smooth Mechanism
                              • Well Made

                              Cons

                              • None so far

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                              This is the tele zoom for the J2 Nikon. Beautiful smooth compact zoom lens with great quality feel and produces incredible images.

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                              • Yes

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very good lens. Happy with its performan

                              By leland

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                Overall, I am happy with my decision to go with Nikon V1 with 2 lens(10-30mm and 30-110mm lens).
                                They are enough for most of use cases for both pictures and videos.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                V1

                                By Neetra

                                from Az

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                  Good lens. Perfect size for V1.
                                  I ended up returning it as I did not like the V1. (Bought the 2 lens kit) I love Nikon SLR cameras, but the 1 series is a miss for me.

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                                  • No

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great lens for a great camera

                                  By Mike

                                  from NC

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast Focus
                                  • Inexpensive
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Very Good Iq

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                    I bought a used Nikon V1 body 2 weeks ago for a ridiculously low price and this 30mm-110mm was the first lens I bought for the body. My first time out with the camera was when my wife and I went to the NC Zoo last week, her with her Nikon D7000 and a 18mm-300mm (27mm-450mm) Nikon lens (over 4 lbs of hardware) and my V1 and 30mm-110mm (84mm-300mm) lens (about 1 lb). When the day was over my jpegs looked almost as good as her jpegs as far as IQ was concerned. (The truth is she is probably a better photographer than I am so her composition was also better.) The focus was lightning fast and got even sharper as I experimented/used the spot focusing on flowers, birds, and animals.

                                    Plus in the future I can use her 18mm-300mm lens with the available adapter and have a 840mm telephoto lens with the V1's 2.7 crop factor.

                                    During the course of the day I had 2 total strangers comment they like my camera, yet both of us had our hardware around our necks. I am sure hers looked more impressive but the 2 strangers liked the small size of my camera and lens. Me too.

                                    Below are jpeg photos taken by a casual photographer (me) without any post processing. You be the judge.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Get them all

                                    By Doug W

                                    from Castle Rock, CO

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Close Up Filming
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                      Great rebates now if you buy all the lenses. Love the camera on feature when you unlock the lens. Images on all the system lenses are quite sharp and great quality.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Small, light and sharp

                                      By Toadovision

                                      from Wirral, UK

                                      About Me semi-pro

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White) for CX Format:

                                        Got a white one to differentiate it my black 10-30. Handy to have different colours for different lenses.
                                        Like all the Nikon 1 system lenses it has dismally small maximum apertures at f3.8 it is a slow lens, this means that you are always needing to boost the ISO or use a slow shutter speed. The VR on this lens actually does work though and using the camera in full auto, scene detect mode gives constituently good results, even when using the inbuilt flash.

                                        Optically quite pleasant but this series of cameras NEEDS fast lenses not f3.8 and worse

                                        I would be amazed if this lens could stand up to rough handling but that is not who should be buying it.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Zoom Zoom

                                        By Anastasia

                                        from Savannah, GA

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Shooting Outdoors

                                          Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White) for CX Format:

                                          Compact, and effortless zooming lens.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great lens

                                          By Dave

                                          from Boone, IA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves Picture Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Outdoors
                                            • Upgrade

                                            Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                            Light and conpact, glad I bought it as an extension of the stock 10-30mm lens

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            it is all it is cracked up to be!

                                            By do not have one

                                            from tampa, Fl.

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Close Up Filming
                                              • Shooting Indoors
                                              • Shooting Outdoors

                                              Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                              Love the camera. Feels great. Been a photographer for 25 years. will not hesitate to use it in many situations. Great for landscapes. hand held at 1/20th of a second and the images look very good.
                                              wish they would have made it easier to shoot in manual mode.

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Small, but powerful.

                                              By pictureted

                                              from Redwood City, CA

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Close focusing
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape Photography
                                                • Macro Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Traveling

                                                Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                                What a perfect addition to a Nikon 1 camera. The 10-30 is a wonderful mid-zoom, but for a long lens (81 - 297mm equivalent) this lens is unbelievable. It's so small, yet focuses closes and quickly and still provides excellent IQ.

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                                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Easy and Reliable

                                                By TopCatManDo

                                                from Hamblen County, East Tennessee

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent Output
                                                • Durable
                                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Sports/Action
                                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                                  Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White) for CX Format:

                                                  Great Little Telephoto

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  very fast lens

                                                  By saltitao

                                                  from saltitao

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Traveling

                                                    Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                                    along with nikon j1 for video and photo

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    A great lens for the $

                                                    By donjagoe

                                                    from Newport, RI

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Landscape Photography
                                                      • Portraits
                                                      • Traveling

                                                      Comments about 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black) for CX Format:

                                                      This is a superb little (it really is diminutive) lens for the equally small dollars it costs. Nice contrast and allows for some bokeh in the N1 when zoomed out.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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