Nikon V1 Lens – a few more options



The V1 was initially dismissed by many as being an over expensive system with too small a sensor.  While I still think its over priced and has some ergonomic issues, its actually not a bad camera, with good image quality and its one of the fastest focusing mirrorless cameras.

I bought mine with the standard zoom, telephoto zoom and the 10mm f/2.8 prime.  It seems a while since some more lens have come along.  We had the Nikon 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 but that was not much different to the existing Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR which I already had.

Finally now we seem to have some nice primes coming through and a wide angle zoom.

The new zoom is a Nikon 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR wide angle and there is a new prime Nikon 18.5mm f/1.8.  The most interesting of the bunch is the new 32mm f/1.2.

Nikon 32mm f/1.2Yes you heard right a f/1.2.  This fast lens goes a long way to addressing many concerns about the small sensor size.  While you are never going to get selective depth of field as with a full frame sensor it produces a pleasing out of focus backgrounds.

I am still using my Nikon as a compact and keep thinking about replacing it with something like a Nikon Coolpix A or Ricoh GR, which have large sensors but if Nikon keep investing in some interesting glass and finally produce a V system body that addresses my usability issues with the V1 has and were not full addresses in the V2, I might stay with the system and invest in a little more glass.


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