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Nikon1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens (Silver)
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Consistent output (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Weddings (7)
  • Wildlife photos (7)
  • Sports/action (5)
  • Macro photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (4)
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4.0

Best all-purpose lens

By Jacee

from Irvine, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    This is the best all-around lens for the J5 I have. Lightweight and compact but takes the best pictures when I travel without the bulk of my regular SLR lenses.

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    4.0

    It's pretty good when it's pretty bright!

    By JackRack

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I got this to use with my Nikon 1 V3 to get an all purpose travel outfit. My old standby was a D7000 with the 18-200mm DX superzoom lens. With the V3 10-100 combo I get a similar capability at about 1/2 the volume. For vacation photos, that's a nice trade off. I also use this combo to video indoor sports for the grand kids. Far from professional, but, OK for it's intended purpose.

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    5.0

    Fine lens

    By Bill

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife Photos

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

      The Nikkor 10-100mm is a perfect complement to its big brother, the excellent 70mm-300. The equivalence of 27mmm-270mm covers most contexts. I use the 10-100mm on my V2. I may never buy another Nikon 1 given how Nikon is messing with that platform, but these two lenses work so well -- the long lens for wildlife -- that I have made this camera and these lenses permanent parts of my photography. Both these lens are better than the camera they are on.

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      5.0

      Travel Go-To

      By stbdtack

      from Annapolis

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

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

        Superb all-around lens for Nikon 1 V3. My total travel kit - compact, sharp and great range of focal length. Because of the low light capability of the camera, it's plenty fast enough. No more lugging lots of heavy SLR equipment to the other side of the earth! I'm only sorry I waited so long to get it.

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        5.0

        Great little Nikon 1 lens

        By Slothead

        from Frederick, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

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

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

        THis is a great little all-around, walk-around lens. Its effective (35mm) focal length is 27 - 270mm which covers just about any need on the street in good light. The unlocking/extension function slows me down a little, but also turns the camera on an off saving time there. A faster aperture would enable it in lower-light application, but the f/4 characteristic is more than enough to gather daylight for good photos.

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        5.0

        This thing is TINY!

        By AZShooter

        from White Mountains of Arizona

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Small size
        • Very Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I purchased the Nikon 1 V3 as a companion camera to my D300s. And the 10-100 lens has a zoom ratio that is pretty close to the reach of the 18-200 on my D300. But the combination is less than half the size of the D300s. The small size must make it easier to engineer great glass, because this lens is sharp! My only complaint is the lens lock button you must push to move the lens from its parked and locked position to the 10-100 range. But in fairness, it does keep the lens from extending while hanging from your shoulder (which my early 18-200 does all the time) and pushing the lock button on the 10-100 lens automatically turns the camera on or off, so the button is no harder to deal with than the on/off button on the camera. I will no doubt get used to it.

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          5.0

          GREAT lens!!! It does it all.

          By Dr Ron

          from Boston Mass

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

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

            New grandchild just arrived and this lens captures every moment . From that first close up smile to the group shot of all the doting parents.From now on for all my traveling adventures I only need to carry this 10-100 and my Nikor 70-300 with a simple monopod. Love it!!!!

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent lens to accompany the 1V3

            By Briarcliff Baron

            from Florida

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            Pros

            • Internal Focus
            • Light Weight
            • Sharp
            • Super-fast Autofocus
            • Zooms Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fast-action Situations
              • Sports

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

              I bought a Nikon 1V3 for fast action daytime sports/action shots. The kit lens just didn't have enough reach to it,so it then became a choice of getting the 10-100m or the 70-300m lens. I got the 10-100m lens and man am I ever pleased with it. I'm a DSLR user, and geez do I ever get tired of swapping lenses. For my 1V3 I wanted a "do it all" lens that I can leave on the camera with confidence, and the 10-100m lens is just right. The lens-and camera- passed the first real tests I had in mind for them. I shoot a team of frisbee-dogs (and of course their trainers). This is as high-action as it gets, and I've shot them in the past with my DSLR and appropriate lenses. The combination of the 1V3 and this lens yielded fantastic results. Second test was a bird-rookery nearby, which is very popular with photographers. Here also the action is fast and you've got to be quick if you want to catch the various birds in-flight. There were probably 25 photographers there when I pulled up. They were all wrestling with their heavy units as the wood storks and egrets went whizzing by, while I was able to be much more nimble with my 1V3 and this lens. Upon reviewing my shots at home, I am extremely pleased with this lens. The big thing with the 1V3 and this lens is the blisteringly fast autofocus. It's FAST, people.

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              5.0

              Best Solution in Any Setting

              By CR

              from New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Tired of having the wrong lens? Rather than keep switching lenses, simply get the one that works in any setting.

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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

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                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                        (7 of 7 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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                        (13 of 13 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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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                            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

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                            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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                              (10 of 10 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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