Reviews and Problems with Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
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Nikon 1 18.5mm f/1.8 Nikkor review by Tord
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is comparable to a 50mm lens on a full format camera, and a very good one, to boot. Excellent sharpness, and IQ. In short, the best Nikon 1 lens there is, bar the 32, and possibly, the UWA (6.7â€“13). I have to confess that I don't use mine so much, being more of a wide shooter, or longer focal lengths, like the 32. This lens doesn't ooze quality, as the 32 does, but it comes very close to that, and image quality is definitely first class!
Pros: A universal 'normal' lens: Fast, sharp, and affordable!
Summary: If you want to drastically improve the look of your photos then you are looking at the right lens. Even with the smaller sensor of the Nikon 1, this lens still pulls off great bokeh and manages to perform in low light (both of these feats are impossible to do with the 10-30mm kit lens.). It can also make for interesting videos if you shoot at 1.8. If you plan to keep your nikon 1 around, get this lens.
I must agree. The most useful single lens for the 1 system!
alf randell, Amazon
21 October 2013
Summary: I would like to cover just a few points in this review. Do not despair at first! I had a little trouble learning how to use this lens. It has a huge aperture range, and offers so much control to the photographer. I finally set up a tiny still life in my dwelling, hooked my V1 to a large flat panel, and experimented with the various focus modes and apertures. This lens can autofocus very accurately to 6 inches or so.
Summary: I purchased this lens for shooting indoor events with horrible lighting, and it definitely does the job. It gives you a wide angle, and is clear enough for cropping via Photoshop during editing.
Summary: It's my second Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm. Bought it by for a friend of mine. Its been half a year since I bought myself this lens and 10-30mm kit lens took it's place at the shelf. Though this lens forces me to step closer or farther for framing - the result is very appealing. Mostly I'm taking family photos and videos involving my 1 year old son and he seems to enjoy the fact that this lens allows me to use indoor light to make photos without using flash :-) I was also...
Summary: One of the biggest issues I have with the Nikon 1 system is low light performance without a flash. This lens solves that at a reasonable price level. Autofocus is fast. Image quality is very high.