1 NIKKOR VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6
The lens surprised me with its crystal clear sharpness. The VR system works extremely well and the focus limiting switch is great to have for long shots against the sky. I use it with a Nikon 1 V3.
December 14, 2014
The "Mighty Mouse" of super telephoto zooms
The 1 Nikon CX 70-300 is simply an outstanding lens. It is very sharp throughout the entire zoom range. Colour rendition is stunning. Focusing is fast and accurate, although there can be a slight lag and/or hunting in low light conditions.
The VR on this lens is wonderful. I have been able to get good, usable shots at 1/15th of a second with this lens fully extended to 300mm (equivalent field of view of 810mm on a full frame camera).
It is light and very easy to hand-hold and carry around with me most of the day.
Capturing birds in flight, especially if it is in low contrast situations can be a bit of a struggle with this lens, but that is a quite common thing with mirror-less cameras in general.
This lens is also fantastic when used with extension tubes.
Overall, this is a superb lens.
November 9, 2014
Amazing, Small, Super Telephoto Lens
Once I received and tested this expensive lens, I was totally amazed by its results. Even at 300mm, hand held, in low light, the results are remarkable. The attached photo examples say more than I can attempt to explain in writing.
September 1, 2014
an great asset to the series 1 line ! a must for nature and sports!
I have been using non-native lenses with the FT1 adapter, this 70-300mm CX blows all other X0-300mm lenses completely ! much sharper, excellent flare and purple fringe control. The ability to use to the full potential the 1 series cameras is a plus, the speed of focus and the VR are just awesome. Do I sound happy? of course I am. Price is high but it is worth it. If you are looking for reach (800mm reach) there is NO OTHER OPTION out there, well built, small.
July 22, 2014