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1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom

Release Date : 13 March 2014
Price : $ 296.95

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Key features

As the world’s first* interchangeable lens with an electrically controlled lens cover, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM has been created without the need for a lens cap. This revolutionary design ensures a quick response after power-on as there will no longer be a need to cancel the lens lock, so you can focus on what’s more important – capturing every detail of the world around you.

With a 3x normal zoom lens that covers the most frequently used focal lengths (approximately 27 to 81 mm in 35mm format), the CX-format 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM will deliver quality results every single time. The short minimum focus distance required means you can get much closer to your subject – perfect for stunning close-ups with beautifully blurred backgrounds. The Vibration Reduction (VR) function ensures your photos remain sharp.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is the world’s lightest* lens with an electric power drive zoom so you won’t have to worry about it weighing you down. Specially built with an ultra-thin, compact design, it’s the perfect lens to take with you on your journeys. That’s not all – the metallic power zoom ring with anti-slip design enables easy handling.

*Among zoom lenses for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses employing a power drive, available as of 13 March, 2014; based on Nikon research.

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Type Nikon 1 mount
Focal length 10-30 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspherical lens elements, 1 ED lens element and HRI lens elements)
Angle of view 77° – 29° 40′
Minimum focus distance 0.2m (0.7ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Vibration Reduction Yes
Number of diaphragm 7 (rounded)
Dimensions Approx. 58 mm diameter x 28 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight Approx. 85 g (3.0 oz)
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal focusing Yes
G-type Yes
Supplied accessories Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000