Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 By Nasim Mansurov 11 CommentsLast Updated On July 2, 2020«1. Overview and Specifications2. Optical Features3. Lens Comparisons4. Summary5. More Image Samples6. Reader Comments»
I’m new in the Photography world and have been looking for a wide angle lens, does this lens only work for Nikon 1 bodies?
I have a D5300, would it work for that body?
I have to agree with Sam here. The 18.5mm is a great lens. However, it’s a 50mm equivalent. A very different field of view and not comparable to the 10mm (27mm equivalent). The 18.5mm does complement the 10mm very we’ll. A compact and very capable set to have if you ask me.
Did you purchase the 18.5 f/1.8? Now that is an excellent lens that stays on my camera all the time. Sharp wide open at f/1.8 and has great feel to it. Best bang for money among all the nikon 1 lens in my opinion.
Beginning recreational photographer. Just purchased a J2. Comparing features I just really like the video recording options vs its competitors. I know prob not the best consideration in purchasing a camera. But I want to add a new lens. I feel like I largely will take photos indoors and perhaps in low light situations. That being said in your experience which one offers the best bet? I noticed you had not reviewed the 18.5 mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens and didn’t know your thoughts.
Thanks for your time. Not even sure if my question even has an answer
Thank you writing this informative and comprehensive review!
Seeing how sharp these cheap lenses are (relatively speaking), I really wonder why I should pay so much more for a SLR lens of the same quality. Yes, I know that SLR lenses have a much larger image circle, so it is harder to create a high quality one. But the thing is, do I really need a large sensor in the first place? Must I be using a dSLR? Why can’t a small sensor suffice? After seeing the excellent high ISO performance of the 10mp sensor, I can’t help but think that dSLRs, even a full frame ones like the D700, no longer offer a significant increase in image quality compared to these niffy mirrorless cameras.
I guess I will be one of the many dSLR to mirrorless converts.
I think Nikon made a very crafty choice in making such a small sensor camera. Not for today, but in 3 to 5 years when sensor technology has significantly improved and high ISO performance is much much better.
This camera is not bad. It probably has better image quality than any other camera with similar sensor size. But it really is not a match for a dSLR, full frame or crop. The pictures in this review were really nice, but were almost all made in very bright sun light. Almost any camera looks really good given enough light. Where this camera falls flat is in low light, indoors photography (where people are most of the time).
But if you are taking landscape type of pictures with camera, you have missed the point. This is a camera is a speed demon. It has better autofocus, frame rate and buffer depth than almost any other camera in this price range. I am really excited about this cx format for the future when its image quality starts to catch up to the larger sensor cameras. Yes, I know that those larger sensor cameras will be better then too, but there is a point of diminishing returns, where getting better doesn’t bring you as much as it did before.
how about comparing across systems? … Panny 14/2.5, Samsung 16/2.4 … emm, no need to include that crappy Sony …
Good review, confirms what I feel about the lens that is small and light and stays most of the time on the box, in my pocket. The other bigger lenses stay in my bag. Thanks for the hard work, Peter
Thank you for your feedback Peter! If I were to buy a Nikon 1 system today, this lens would be the first to purchase…
Hi. Is this lense fit for Nikon 1 J2 model?
Yes, this Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 lens works with ALL of the Nikon 1 cameras. (S1, S2, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, V1, etc)