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Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
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Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 review: specs and price

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
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Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Why is Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 better than the average?

  • Weight
    175gvs296.47g
  • Chromatic aberration
    ?

    6µmvs8.83µm
  • Distortion
    ?

    0.3%vs0.42%
  • Vignetting
    ?

    -0.9vs-1.37
  • Minimum angle of view
    ?

    8.3°vs37.2°
  • Maximum focal length
    ?

    110mmvs62.95mm
  • Optical zoom
    ?

    3.7xvs2.76x

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

175g

2.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
3.minimum focal length
?

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

0.25mm

30mm

4.Front element doesn't rotate
?

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
5.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

300mm

110mm

6.Is a telephoto lens
?

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
2.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

180°

29.7°

3.minimum angle of view
?

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

8.3°

4.magnification
?

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.1x

5.optical zoom
?

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

3.7x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

5.6f

2.widest aperture
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.40

f/3.80

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

40f

16f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

16f

5.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

7

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
2.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
3.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

1m

Benchmarks

1.sharpness result
?

The sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

22P-MPix

5P-MPix

2.transmission
?

The transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

1.6TStop

5TStop

3.DxOMark score
?

DxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

39

8

4.chromatic aberration
?

The lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

4µm

6µm

5.distortion
?

The distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

0.2%

0.3%

6.vignetting
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The vignetting result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Vignetting refers to when the brightness of an image changes from the center towards the edges, resulting in darkened corners. A result of 0 is perfect and the image will have no vignetting. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6

-0.6

-0.9

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