Summary: I wanted the smallest walkabout lens for my V1 and didn't think that this lens would be so good but it is. I've compared it to the 28mm f2.8 AFD on my D800, and found that when the D800 files are downsized to 10MP the V1 and 10mm is as sharp, if not slightly sharper at f2.8. (ISO 100 to about 400) Sure, it doesn't quite have the extra "snap" of the mighty 24-70mm f2.8 or 16-35mm f4, but that not why I bought the lens.
Summary: I have had this lens for 6 months...and somehow it seems to find its way onto the V1 more times than any of my other lenses. Yesterday I went to watch a marathon and for the 1 V1 I took the 10mm 2.8 and the 30-110...well I started with the zoom on the camera...but when I got to the race I changed to the shorter lens...being able to get almost right up to the runners the 10mm was a great choice...shooting wide open my images are fairly sharp throughout .
Summary: This lens is terrific and makes the camera much easier to handle while still producing great quality pictures. I would recommend this camera, the Nikon J1 and it's lens to the photographer who wants smart and easy picture taking.
Summary: This lens is really important to the camera outfit. The zoom that comes with it will do what this lens does, but you need this lens for the depth of field control and picture taking in lower light conditions.
Good, but not great. Maybe due to have slightly different expectations.
9 December 2012
Summary: Very good lens. Great qualty. I got my camera with 10-30 and 30-110 lenses, and I was expecting it to be wider in angle. If You need small fixed lens it's perfect, but I found my 10-30 being more useful on daily use.
Summary: I loved this lens from the first time I shot with it. It's crisp and clear and I really liked shooting it wide open. I recommend this lens for anyone looking to getting into primes for their Nikon N1.