Reviews and Problems with Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
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M. FUSCO "yawnmower", Amazon
19 June 2014
Summary: I hesitated to buy this as it is so close to the kit lens which 10-30mm. But this is a superb lens: lightweight, small, with a great zoom to go from close-ups to portraits. Great clarity. Fast in low-light conditions. Great value, especially on sale. Great addition to the Nikon 1 line of cameras. I have the J1, J2, and the J3.
Excerpt: I got this lens to make my Nikon V1 into a pocket camera. The V1 with the original 10-30mm lens with VR was too big to fit into the cargo pockets of my pants, but the 11-27.5mm is compact enough to fit. The lens image quality is very good and for this focal range I don't really miss the VR. The V1 with the 11-27.5mm provides me with a quality pocket camera with many of the features of my DSLRs. Much better than the point and shoot I used to carry.
Summary: I am sure that this lens is a great tool and does what it is suppose to do. I like accessories for my camera so I can have choices. Of course I have just about all the available lenses for my Nikon 1 V1. When I purchased this lens, I only learned that this lens was no better than the Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR that I have already pruchased. In fact the 10-30mm had the vibration reduction (VR) feature that made it better.
Nikon 1 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikkor review by Prime Minister
Prime Minister, slrgear.com
29 March 2013
Summary: This Nikon 1 11-27.5mm lens performs better then I thought it would. I guess it's because of the new design with ED and aspherical glass elements. Zooming isn't very smooth but it isn't bad either. The lens feels a bit cheap. Maybe because it's so light and mostly made of plastic. It does have a metal mount though and it's not an expensive lens. It's very compact and about a centimeter shorter then the Nikon 1 VR 10-30mm lens.
Pros: Very small and lightweight, sharp and contrasty
Summary: I considered Nikon 1 system because of the compact size and great image quality pictures it is able to produce. Nikon 1 cameras have smaller sensors. Many people wave it off due to this reason. Well, my J1 is capable of producing great images regardless of it's sensor size. I already have Canon 7D and I wanted something small for carry everywhere. I chose J1 over the V1 because of weight and size. Still, there had to be reason for Nikon choosing the smaller sensor.
Summary: I bought this lens for it's size and weight to use in digiscoping; using a camera to make images through a spotting scope. For this purpose it really worked as expected. I have not used it for any general photography so can't speak for it's broader use.