In short, I fully recommend this pancake prime lens.
7 March 2014
Summary: lens of great quality, I bought it mainly because it is the smallest lens for Nikon 1 series cameras, in order to obtain a configuration that was as portable as possible to take with me my Nikon 1 J2, since the length overall body of the machine plus the 10 mm is only about 5 cm, then enough pocket.
Summary: I love this len. It is always on my camera. Since I have bought lens I do not even bother using my D700 50mm 1.8 for everyday shooting. It is sharp and the autofocus is so fast on the camera I never miss a shoot. This is great for video, it is wide enough to capture any event. The lens on the V1 tends to get less attention during street photography. Its small footprint makes it easy to carry and travel.
Little gem of a lens, get it if you are a fan of 28mm perspective ..
28 October 2013
Summary: Of all the cameras I have ever owned, NONE made me want to go take pictures as much as the Nikon V1. None. And I am talking about 100+ cameras, everything from film and digital up to d600... OM-d, Ricoh GR, x100s etc ... all great, but the v1, with all its shortcomings, is the one I want to pick up when I head out. I'm talking street photography here, not studio stuff ... I got this lens for the V1. Super fast focusing, _great_ image quality, and affordable ...
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 .