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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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              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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              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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