1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Not Blown away, Not Disappointed
This seems to be the comparable "telephoto" lens to the nikon 55-200mm lens for the entry level dslr cameras. the 30-110mm lens is about the same comparable zoom that you would get out of a point and shoot digital zoom camera but this is all optical which is much clearer. for the price, it is not a bad lens and definitely a must have for the nikon 1 series cameras. I would recommend this lens for closer zoom situations but it is certainly not great for taking a picture of a bird at the top of a tree. overall, a great lens for the price (around 160.00 on ebay) but a bit disappointing in the zoom aspect.
February 20, 2014
When I first saw the Nikon 1 I was impressed. So, I bought one - in red. I couldn't swing the payments for the entire package, but thought I'd purchase the body and a general purpose lense first, then buy the zoom (30-110mm) later. Now when I am ready to buy, I am told that only the white or black lenses are available for purchase and the other color choices are only available when you buy the kit. Tell me, what is wrong with that picture??? I don't want to stick a black or white zoom lense on a red camera body, but if I want to take pictures as the marketing info promotes, I have only two choices - and neither of the choices are ones I would pick. What was Nikon thinking? Apparently, the marketing department got ahead of the production department or they simply were not communicating. And, that makes the customer with a very undesirable decision: either forget about getting those long shots or pay the $250 to get some remarkable pictures using mix and match product colors.
March 14, 2013
Great Lens- VERY Poor Service
This is a very nice Lens, but cant recommend due to very poor product support- Lens worked abut had a hairline crack when I brought it. I should have sent it back right away but did not because it worked fine. After about 6 months it started to not focus right. When I sent it in for repair they claimed impact damage (which it never had.) They then want to charge $695.00 to repair a lens that cost $249.00 brand new.
October 23, 2012