Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Product Summary


The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 (Amazon | Adorama | B&H) comes with Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology. That effectively allows the user to slow down the shutter speed by two stops for better hand-held performance. Nikon has also used the Stepping Motor (STM) feature for quiet auto-focusing performance. The 10-30mm (27-81mm on a 35mm format equivalent) is perfect as a standard zoom lens suitable for most everyday shooting needs. It is ideal for group photos, landscape, architecture and is also suitable for shooting pictures on your next vacation. While the maximum aperture is f/3.5 the lens can stop down to f/16. This CX format lens has a maximum angle of view of 77°; where as the minimum angle of view is 29°40”.

The presence of three Aspherical Elements (AS) ensures that the lens can completely counter the problems of coma even when set to full wide. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) elements ensure that the lens has reduced flares and ghosting when shooing at wide open. Internal Focusing (IF) technology means the front end of the lens never protrudes when focusing. This is ideal for keeping the over all barrel length of the lens to a more compact size, easy to handle while shooting and also hassle free when transporting.

There are a total of 12 lens elements arranged in 9 groups. The diaphragm of the lens is made up of 7 rounded blades. The minimum focusing distance is 0.66’ from the subject to the lens. The lens takes a filter of 40.5 mm. It weighs only 115 grams.

Sample Images by 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm on Flickr


1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm Specifications

Lens name1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Lens construction (groups/elements)9/12
Angle of view77° to 29°40′
Number of diaphragm7(rounded diaphragm opening)
Minimum f-stop16
Minimum focus distance0.2m/0.7ft.from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio(35mm equivalent ratio)0.21x(0.57x)
WeightApprox. 115 g (4.1oz)
Dia. x lengthApprox. 57.5 x 42mm(distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Filter-attachment size40.5mm
Lens cap typeSnap-on
Lens hoodHB-N101(optional)
Lens caseCL-N101(optional)

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Purchase options

1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H