The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm F4.5-5.6 is an optically stabilized super-zoom lens for Nikon's CX-format 1 cameras, offering an effective focal length span of 27-270mm. Ideal for situations where versatility is more important than critical image quality, it is available in several colors to complement Nikon's growing range of 1 System cameras.
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens
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|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||1″|
|Focal length||10–100 mm|
|Lens mount||Nikon 1|
|Maximum aperture||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Aperture notes||Rounded diaphragm|
|Special elements / coatings||3 aspherical lens elements, 2 ED lens elements, HRI lens elements|
|Minimum focus||0.35 m (13.78″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Focus notes||Minimum focus 0.35m at 10mm (wide), 0.65m at 100mm (tele)|
|Weight||298 g (0.66 lb)|
|Diameter||61 mm (2.38″)|
|Length||71 mm (2.78″)|
|Materials||Metal barrel, metal mount|
|Colour||Black, silver, white|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||55 mm|
|Hood product code||HB-N106|
|Notes||Retractable lens machanism|
Difference between the NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 non-powered and PD-ZOOM
Is the newer lens "1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6" http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/1-nikkor-lenses/1-nikkor-vr-10-100mm-f-4-0-5-6 a replacement of the older 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/1-nikkor-lenses/1-nikkor-vr-10-100mm-f-4-5-5-6-pd-zoom ? Is the powered lens 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM obsoleted? What was the reason Nikon introduced 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6, is it any better than the powered 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM? In an other discussion I was recommended to go for the older 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM. What am I loosing when not taking the newer 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6? All the Best and Thank You, Miklos
Miklos, I purchased both kits from B&H last December. First the V1 and 10-30 and 30-110, and two weeks later after being smitten with the camera, a second kit with the PD 10-100, FT-1, etc.. Since then I've tested the lens thoroughly against the 10-30, 30-110, 18.5 CX lenses, the 18-70 DX, 18-200 DX, 35/1.8 DX, 50/1.8D, 70-300VR and can say without hesitation, the PD zoom is the finest 10X zoom I've ever used. It is a spectacular piece of lens and matches or exceeds many of these lenses, especially the DX zooms, at equal focal lengths. I'd have no hesitation whatsoever in mounting this lens and leaving it on in place of the 10-30 or 30-110 if quality or performance was the only comparison. If video is to be considered, the lens is a no-brainer and was without doubt designed with video in mind. Having said that, it is fairly large and heavy in comparison to the newer lens (which I haven't used) and that's a major consideration for someone contemplating a purchase. It approaches ... Continue Reading
For stills shooters - very possibly. No - at least not officially (to my knowledge). It is smaller, and weighs only about 300 grams. Regarding IQ, I haven't come across a shootout. If you shoot video, that may be good advice. Continue Reading
The PD (powered version) is 1/2 stop slower (f/4.5 instead of /4.0) on the short end and significantly larger and heavier and more expensive. The powered zoom (which also has silent focus and silent zoom) is a huge boon when taking video, however. Both lenses remain on sale in the NikonUSA store at full price so the PD doez not appear to have been obsoleted. Continue Reading
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