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Compact, portable, versatile standard zoom lens

A versatile 10-30mm standard zoom lens perfect for family outings, group shots and portraits, this lens brings precision to most lighting scenarios with a f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture range (picture angle equivalent of a 27-81mm in 35mm format). Vibration Reduction (VR) reduces the chance of blurred photos. Retractable lens barrel mechanism reduces overall size for increased portability.
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Versatility with wide angle to portrait

Keep moments in focus

Whether the whole family or just a single person, the 10-30mm is the perfect lens to frame the moment. Versatility and precision are yours when photographing from wide to tight portrait looks. The 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm lens applies three aspherical lens elements to ensure only the highest quality images—even at the widest aperture settings—are obtained. You know most family shots are taken while on the go. Count on Vibration Reduction (VR) to keep your pictures blur-free.

Find the detail using 10-30mm zoom range

Pick your focus point

Frame that wonderful ocean shot or sun setting over the bridge. A superior all-around lens, the 10-30mm commands sharp focus with excellent delivery of details in images taken far away. Versatility is yours as you frame wide camera angles, just the way you like or smoothly zoom out until you find exactly the right balance of details to include in your shot.

Pull it closer

Shoot from afar

Use the full reach of the 10-30mm and bring subjects close. For when you cannot get right up to the action, a 30mm zoom may be just right. Hone in on your subject and hit the shutter. Even at this magnification your photos come out crystal clear and sharp with Vibration Reduction (VR).
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Vibration Reduction

This innovative VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake. It allows handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors. The lens' VR system also detects automatically when the photographer pans—no special mode is required.
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Aspherical lens element

Aspherical lenses virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration—even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting the distortion in wideangle lenses. In addition, use of aspherical lenses contributes to a lighter and smaller lens design.
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Nikon Super Integrated Coating

To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction.
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Internal Focusing

Imagine being able to focus a lens without it changing in size. Nikon's IF technology enables just that. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the nonextending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance.
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Beautiful and useful Nice lens, liked it very much and I`ve had great pictures with it. September 28, 2012
1 Nikkors are great lenses I got this 10-30 lens together with the 10 in the zoom-wide-angle Nikon 1 V1 kit. Despite the fact that, in general, I prefer prime lenses, I have to say that I like to 10-30 very much. It is sharp, delivers nice contrast and colors, and it is super compact, well built, the AF is silent and fast. And, of course, the VR works perfectly (with the firmware upgrade). It is especially its compactness which makes it such a pleasure to use. It is as small as a prime lens on a typical full format rangefinder body, but it brings in enhanced focal length flexibility. This lens fits perfectly to the N1 V1. I'd like to add another highly important aspect of the 1 Nikkor lenses: they are all consistent in terms of color reproduction, and the (stellar!) metering system of the N1 series bodies responds consistenly to all 1 Nikkor lenses. I think it's for the first time that Nikon got this right for a whole range of lenses. This aspect makes the 1 Nikkor lenses so much, much more convenient to use than other Nikkor lenses, as you don't have to learn the particularities of each new lens (go, for example, from the old 18-35 FX lens to the new 70-300 VR lens, you will have to learn anew how to expose the 70-300 correctly). And you only have to have one Picture Control setting for all 1 Nikkor lenses - again an aspect that simplifies end enhances the usability of the Nikon 1 system. November 28, 2011
Quick and convenient It came with the camera as part of the kit, so there wasn't a deliberation on my part to buy it. As a compact zoom it is quite easy to use. For wide angle scenery and landscape I think the 10 mm pancake lens is a better choice, but in the mid to near telephoto range this lens is great. Here is a table of maximum aperture vs focal length, as indicated on the camera display: mm-------FX format equivalent--------Aperture 10---------27--------------------------------3.5 (published spec) 14---------38--------------------------------4.0 18---------49--------------------------------4.5 24---------65--------------------------------5.0 30---------81--------------------------------5.6 At all focal lengths the minimum aperture reads f/16. I have been using the camera for taking product photographs to use in production of operators manuals and service notes and this lens is good for that application, since most of my products are big and well lit. The close focus spec is 200 mm, but spot focus will allow closer focusing, from 68 mm to 100 mm, increasing with the focal length, The lens works much better if you stay at least 200 mm away from your subject. (For true close focus work I use a 55mm Micro-NIKKOR with the lens adapter.) The lens is rather slow at those useful focal lengths around 20 to 30 mm, so I am hoping that Nikon will come out with some faster prime focus lenses at 30 and 20 mm. It is not really a great portrait lens for that reason. I will be trying the f/2.8 17-35 mm zoom soon to see how that works. January 12, 2012
Decent kit lens This is a very useful lens....and pretty decent quality for a kit lens. Sharpness is quite good in the centre and 'ok' on the edges. Fast focus and a capable little performer. October 4, 2013
Average Kit Lens I like the size and feature of this lens. It's small and it even has VR. It has great zoom range going from full frame equivalent 27mm - 81mm range. As for image quality, it take decent pictures. I only use this lens when I need wide angle and out doors on a bright day. I now have 18.5mm f/1.8 lens which I love. If it did not come in a kit, I would have got the 10mm f/2.8 instead and 18.5mm f/1.8 plus 30-110mm vr zoom. Still, this lens can be had on used market for a steal of a price. April 9, 2013
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Is this lens compatible with Nikon D3000?

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I am using Nikon D3000, and I want to change my current lens to another which have wider view. This lens satisfy me with its wide view but I wonder is it compatible with my camera?
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1 Nikkor lenses are not compatible with the D3000. However Nikon does produce two other lenses that would suit your needs. These lenses are the 12-24mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S DX and the 10-24 f/3.5 - 4.5G ED AF-S DX.
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No only Nikon1, V1&J1
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Is it compatible with a Nikon FM2?

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No, for use on Nikon 1 series cameras only.
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No, 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 will be compatible with the FM 2 film camera.
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does this lens or any 1 nikkor have a focus ring?

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No, I doesn't have annoying focusing ring but you can have manual focus via dial control on the back of camera.
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How to make the 10-30 mm lens retract to fit in the Canon camera case?

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In order to retract the lens you hold down the lock button and rotate it.
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Best Wide Angle Lens for Interior Shots

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My V1 includes the kit 10 - 30mm F/3/5-5.6 lens. Am seeking a wide angle for interior architecture pics. Is the Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 a wider angle lens? Both list a 35mm equivalent of 27mm.

Or is there another lens I should consider?

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Take a look at the new lens, should be available in about a month:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/lenses/1_nikkor_vr_67-13mm_f35-56/index.htm
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where is the serial number located on lense. need for warranty reasons.

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The Nikon1 10-30mm lens serial is a ten digit number located right below "Made In China", on the lens barrel.
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Does it fit with D5100 ? I'm looking for cost effective lens to take wide angle pictures.

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I already sort listed 35mm 1.8G prime lens but looking for wide angle lens. Hope this (10mm) will cover better wide angle.
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The lens that you're looking at, the 10mm 1 NIKKOR will not work with the D5100. 1 NIKKOR lenses only work on the Nikon 1 cameras. You need an FX or DX NIKKOR lens.
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Is it compatible with a Nikon FM2?

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I asked this already and I got two replies: one said YES, the other NO. Which is tantamount to have no replies at all.... Thanks beforehand!
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No, it is not compatible, it is for Nikon 1 series cameras only. http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Nikon-1-Cameras/index.page
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Lens issue?

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I got my camera today and I was using it gently but somehow the lens ended up like this, and from the ones I have seen in the store the black part doesn't stick out that much. It's working normally but it looks funny now and it's bothering me. Does anyone know what happened and how to get it to go back in??
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This 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens has a retractable lens barrel button that is used to lock and unlock the lens. When using the lens you must first press the button and rotate the lens zoom ring to unlock the lens. When you are finished using the lens, press the retractable lens barrel button and rotate the ring in the opposite to fully retract the lens and lock it in place. See attached image for more information.
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Does the 1 Nikkor 10 - 30 lens open up with a different motion than the 1 Nikkor 30-110 lens?

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The zooming out motion differs on these two lenses. Is that normal? I just purchased my two zoom lens Nikon 1 and am surprised by the discontinuous motion of the 1 Nikkor 10-30 lens. In contrast, the 30-110 moves out in a smooth continuous motion. I m not sure if the 10-30 lens is defective or if that is the normal motion of the 10-30 lens.
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Please do not be alarmed. The zooming out motion of the 10-30mm and 30-110mm lenses are different and it is normal. There is nothing wrong with that 10-30mm.
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