Nikon introduces 2 new 1-series NIKKOR lenses - a 10-30mm power zoom and a 70-300mm telephoto


posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM EDT


Along with the announcement today of the Nikon V3, the latest camera body in the 1-series line-up, Nikon unveiled two new 1 NIKKOR lenses, expanding the 1-series lens arsenal now to eleven compatible lenses (thirteen if you include AW variants).

First is the new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-zoom which will come kitted with the Nikon V3 along with the DF-N1000 electronic viewfinder and the GR-N1010 grip. Given the 2.7x crop factor of the CX-format sensor, this lens has the equivalent 35mm range of 27-81mm and comes equipped with their new "power drive zoom" (PD) which Nikon claims delivers smooth zooming capability for not only still photography but for smooth and steady video as well.

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


The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm as it appears on the new Nikon V3

Next is their latest long-zoom offering, the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, which is equivalent in 35mm terms to a whopping 189-810mm range. This is the first 1-series lens featuring Nikon's Super ED glass, and comes with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to help prevent ghosting and flare.

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

Available in April, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm PD-Zoom will come kitted with the Nikon V3 or be available separately for US$299.95, while the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm will be sold for US$999.95.

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  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens : ADORAMA | AMAZON | B&H
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6: ADORAMA | AMAZON | B&H

A special note for readers who own existing standard Nikkor lenses: with the optional FT-1 lens mount adapter, you can not only use your older lenses with the V3, but you'll also experience a 2.7x crop factor, essentially expanding your zoom reach for sports and wildlife photography by a sizable amount.