Reviews and Problems with Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
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A Good Lens for Some Situations
BRSac, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I used Nikon prime lenses on all of my film cameras and remember the sharpness and shallow depth-of-field at wider apertures. Experiencing some of this again with this Nikon 1 prime lens sounded good. I tested sharpness by taking about 100 comparison shots with this lens and the 10-30 kit zoom set to 18mm. I didn't see much difference in side by side comparisons; 100% views did show a slight edge for the prime.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged
Summary: Instantly improved the photographic quality from my daughter's V1. It is the Nikon 1 equivalent of the Nifty 50. Great price, and the first extra lens you should get to make this system shine. Will get the external flash to round this out.
Excerpt: ...the nikon 1 system offers great image quality and a fun factor that is off the charts...the 18.5 continues that theme...affordable, fast 1.8 aperture, superlightweight, blazingfast autofocus, a 50mm FOV...and really, it's just GREAT !!! ...just get one and enjoy the ride with a prime lens.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Nifty Fifty, Reliable
Excerpt: This is a great lens for people looking for a 50mm equivalent. Fast focusing, great in low light, nice bokeh. This lens completely changed my opinion on the 1 series. I find myself taking a lot more pictures and am genuinely happier and more confident. Buy this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is extremely sharp and focus very quickly. If one wants to the maximum quality from their Nikon 1 system, I recommend that they purchase this lens in addition to the other prime focal lengths. I am attaching three images so one can see what I am referring to.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The two advantages of this lens is the f/1.8 so I can take pictures without flash in low light situations and the close focus capability for close ups. As far as sharpness goes it is disappointing. My 10-30mm lens is definitaly and noticeably sharper.
Excerpt: I haven't spent a lot of time with this lens yet, but so far so good. It's a much better low light lens than the kit 10-30mm lens that came with my Nikon J1. For a casual photographer, it's easy to get a nice bokeh effect that makes your portraits pop. I am used to using zoom lenses, so it's a little more difficult composing shots with this lens. However, overall I think it's a much better lens than the kit lens and if I could only have one, it would be this one.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I'm a believer in prime lenses. Not exclusively, but as much as possible. This is a sharp fast lens. I use it on V1. It ought to be even better on the new V3. While the kit 10-30mm zoom is pretty good the image quality with the 18.5mm is noticeably better on a large monitor or better still if you print at 8x10. Auto focus is fast as in almost instantaneous. The 1.8 aperture lets you isolate the subject from the background better than the kit zoom.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction