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5.0 out of 5 stars Sharp lens for a brilliant camera, November 6, 2011
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This review is from: Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 (Black) (Electronics)
This is a razor sharp lens for a brilliant camera system. I hope Nikon continues to make quality prime lenses like this for the Nikon 1 system. I have the 10-30 and 30-100 kit zooms, but since I put this lens on the camera it has not come off. Contrasty with no hint of chromatic aberration. I believe that Nikon is probably doing some in-camera custom correction; otherwise this level of performance would only be attainable with a lens 20x the cost. Yes, it's really that good. Bokeh is very nice. I just got done reviewing today's pictures on a 30" computer monitor and am completely blown away. Other than depth-of-field changes, the aperture makes no difference in image quality. I see no vignetting, aberrations or distortions wide open. The 2.8 is one to two stops faster than the kit zooms. The small size allows true pocket ability that the kit zooms j-u-s-t are a bit big to allow. Get yourself a V1 and this lens. It's all you need.
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Initial post: Nov 21, 2011, 8:15:54 AM PST
Woundheir says:
I'm slightly confused, is this only for cameras with a smaller sensor size or would I be able to use this on a D3100?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011, 1:30:58 PM PST
the-big-bend says:
Made specifically for the CX format.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011, 3:03:41 AM PST
Woundheir says:
:(

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 5:09:43 AM PDT
faver61 says:
I also have a D3100 and it would be helpful to know which lens's are compatible with my camera.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012, 5:59:29 PM PDT
for the d3100 this lens would do the similar options
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

not actualy the same 2.8 10mm specs but it could do same job

Posted on Dec 5, 2012, 2:33:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2012, 2:34:36 PM PST
D. Vo says:
Hi, thanks for posting this review. I am trying to decide on two kits A) 10mm + 10-30 or B) 10-30mm + 30-110. Both are the same price and both include the 10-30 so the difference is the 30-110 versus the 10mm prime. Which would you say is a better lens, since you own all three? I assume you like the 10mm more but I just wanted to get your thoughts on it.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:52:07 AM PST
N. Dudek says:
Do you have a website where I can see photos you took with this lens?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013, 9:59:25 AM PST
Anthony Ho says:
Not really. On the Nikon 1, the 10mm equates to a 27mm lens. For the D3100, you'd need an 18mm focal length lens. The closest is an 18-50mm f/2.8 zoom.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016, 1:37:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2016, 1:41:36 PM PDT
Excellent review. Would love to use the 10/2.8 more, especially after seeing Craig Litten's photos (you can Google them). But I shoot mostly indoors, and for that, I find the much more expensive 6.7-13.5mm lens (18-35mm 35mm equivalent) a lot more useful, as it is stabilized, allowing me to shoot still subjects down to 1/8 sec. with confidence. However, for indoor dance and other fast-action stage work the 18.5/1.8 is my choice. I've shot stage theater events with good success also with the 30-110mm stabilized zoom. The 6.7-13.5 and 30-110 zooms are amazing. Very fine quality when cleaned up in Nikon's own Capture NX-D software and then tweaked in Perfectly Clear and/or Photoshop as needed. Conclusion: because these other lenses better meet my specific needs, the 10/2.8 sits in my bag. I'm reluctant to sell it, because I imagine someday I'll be able to shoot outdoors and have a ball with it. But for now, the 6.7-13.5 is the one that does the job. BTW, the Nikon V1 is just a monster camera for school and social events photography - with its out-of-this-world focusing speed and accuracy.
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