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Nikon1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Compact (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Reliable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Everyday (8)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Home (5)
  • Shooting outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Quality oriented (3), Tech savvy (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), 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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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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4.0

Nice small lens

By Jeff

from Seattle WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black):

Small and light. Think it will be great when hiking. Use the 1 system rather than the much heavier FX.

Image quality is decent. Not full frame level but, pretty good.

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4.0

N 1 30~110mm lens

By Sienabob

from Michigan USA

Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White):

Great companion to 10<30mm kit lens

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5.0

NICE LENS

By FRANCOE1990

from Hesperia CA

Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White):

Very great lens big difference when U adapt these lense on you NIKON 1 J4 it makes it seem like it's 10x better :) very good choice and price :) U get a good deal of you buy the NIKON 1 J4 with it :) BIG DISCOUNT

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5.0

Great lens!

By June Etta

from Wichita, Kansas

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White):

I bought this for my fourteen year-old daughter's camera. She and a friend went out for a fun "photo shoot" the other day, and their images turned out great. It's a well constructed lens, which produces nice, sharp images.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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4.0

good go to lens for N1 series camera

By jerry

from chicago area

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black):

    On the camera most of the time.
    Still getting used to the lock button whihc you can't reach with the lens hood mounted in reversed position.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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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):

      Very easy to handle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice pictures from afar!

      By tonilynnef

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White):

      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

      Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black):

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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):

        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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        B & H is the best!

        By Cindy

        from Kernersville, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (White):

        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):

          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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          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):

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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):

            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 3 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):

              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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              (2 of 16 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):

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (10 of 10 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):

                  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 3 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):

                    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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                    (6 of 6 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):

                      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):

                        Compact, and effortless zooming lens.

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                        • 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):

                          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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