Reviews and Problems with Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
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Amazing for the price
3 weeks ago
Summary: This lens is heads and shoulders above the kit lenses. I have been using both the 10-30 and the 30-110 on my J3, and neither was doing the trick for me in portraits and in low lighting/indoors. This lens is simply unbeatable for the price. Crisp, bright pictures, subtle bokeh in the background for head shots, and the f/1.8 aperture is great for indoor use. Using a prime lens vs.
Excerpt: This is the third lens that I bought for my J1 (also own the VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 and the VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6). It expanded the capabilities of my set greatly. Because of it's high apperture you can get really shallow depth of field (compared to what you get with the other lenses) and a lot shorter exposure time in low light conditions without traidin in for higher ISO.
Pros: Fast Exposure, Low light performance, Nice Bokeh
Summary: "The Nifty Fifty" for the Nikon 1 system. All those reasons photographers say you need a 50mm? They apply to this lens. Great for low light use, or when shallow depth of field is desired, but also good when stopped down (but then, you might as well use the kit lens).
Summary: This lens and the bokeh that it produces is amazing. The Nikon 1 series' low light performance isn't something to write home about. This prime lens help a lot in low light situation. The price is around the same with the 35mm DX lens. I was amazed one shot after another. After few weeks owning it, I found myself not using the 10-100mm lens my more. Yes, there's no zoom but the quality of the photos is amazing and the speed is super fast.