Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 Review

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This is an in-depth review of the new Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 CX pancake lens, also known as “1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8″ that was announced on September 21, 2011 specifically for the new Nikon 1 system, together with three other lenses and the new Nikon V1 and J1 cameras. The Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 is a consumer-grade pancake lens designed for the new Nikon 1 camera system. Designed to be an ideal companion for the compact Nikon J1 and V1 camera bodies, it is currently the smallest and the lightest lens from Nikon. With a fixed focal length of 10mm on the Nikon 1 CX sensor (2.7x crop factor), its coverage is equivalent to a 27mm lens in full-frame format.

1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8

In this review, I will provide a thorough analysis of the Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 lens, along with image samples and comparisons against other Nikon 1 lenses.

1) Lens Specifications

Main Features:

  1. An elegant and thin wide-angle lens with super portability, perfect for daily casual snapshot and spectacular landscape
  2. Superior portability from a stylish, slim wide-angle fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum length of just 22 mm
  3. Metal mount adopted for increased durability, and a metal exterior for an elegant feel
  4. The perfect lens for those who want a lens that can easily be taken anywhere to capture snapshots with superior image quality
  5. Two aspherical lens elements
Nikon 1 10mm Sample (5)

NIKON 1 V1 + 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 @ 10mm, ISO 100, 1/200, f/8.0

Technical Specifications:

  1. Mount Type: Nikon 1
  2. Focal Length Range: 10mm
  3. Lens construction (groups/elements): 5/6
  4. Angle of view: 77°
  5. Number of diaphragm: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
  6. Minimum f-stop: 11
  7. Minimum focus distance: 0.2m/0.7ft from focal plane
  8. Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.06x
  9. 35mm equivalent ratio: 0.16x
  10. Weight: Approx. 77g/2.8oz
  11. Dia. x length: Approx. 55.5 x 22mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
  12. Filter-attachment size: 40.5mm
  13. Lens cap type: Snap-on
  14. Lens hood: HN-N101 (optional)
  15. Lens case: CL-N101 (optional)
  16. Hood cap: HC-N101 (optional)

Detailed specifications for the lens, along with MTF charts and other useful data can be found in our lens database.

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