Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM VR

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM VR

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Nikon 1 / CX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon 1

Release Date: 2011-09-21

MSRP Price: $749

Made in: China

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: This powerful CX-format power drive zoom lens captures your expressions whether near or far using incredible magnification. Compact and lightweight, the 10-100mm (picture angle equivalent of a 27–270mm in 35mm format) is equipped with Vibration Reduction (VR), voice coil AF motor (VCM) and three adjustable zoom speeds that make it ideal for movie recording plus photo capture. Technologically advanced, this lens is incredibly powerful and a first of its kind for Nikon—benchmarking a power zoom drive in a robust portable size. Unprecedented technology backed by quality are hallmarks of the 1 NIKKOR lens system.

Photography Life Review Summary: The Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR has very impressive performance characteristics when compared to other Nikon 1 lenses. While it is rather slow with a maximum aperture of f/4.5 on the short end and lags behind the Nikon 10mm f/2.8 prime in the center frame, overall it is either on par or better than the Nikon 1 10-30mm VR and the Nikon 1 30-110mm VR lenses. Read the full Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM VR Review by Photography Life.

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length10-100mm
Mount TypeNikon 1
FormatNikon 1 / CX
Compatible Format(s)CX
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio10x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio2.7x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/16
Optical Information
Lens Elements21
Lens Groups14
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Aspherical Elements2
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.30m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions77 x 95mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-N72 Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap, HB-N102 Bayonet Lens Hood

Lens Construction

1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens Construction

MTF Chart

1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM MTF 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM MTF 2

Image Samples

Nikon 1 10-100mm Sample (2) Nikon 1 10-100mm Sample (3)

Nikon 1 10-100mm Sample (5) Nikon 1 10-100mm Sample (6)

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