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mel_klim Silver Member Charter MemberSat 10-Nov-12 03:12 PM
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"Is the 10-30mm lens enough?"


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I'm thinking of getting the V1. The price of the V1 with 10-30mm is now $399. I intend to use the V1 for general photography when I want to go light. I have a D300, D700 and D4. Should I get the 30-100mm? Anyone use the 30-100mm the majority of the time?

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buckreynolds Registered since 11th Jan 2009Sat 10-Nov-12 10:51 PM
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#1. "RE: Is the 10-30mm lens enough?"
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I've rarely used the 10-30. If I use a Nikon 1 lens it is always the 30-100. It is more flexible for most of the situations in which I find myself and does a nice job.

My true preference, however, is using the adaptor to add one of my DLSR lenses.

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Sun 11-Nov-12 10:41 AM
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Shooting with the 30-100 on the V1 gives a similar field if view to an 80-270 on your D700 and D4. Is that what you would want?

For me, I have the 10-30 on most of the time, and sometimes bring the 30-100 in my pocket.

  

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CyprusMike Registered since 19th Aug 2012Sun 11-Nov-12 12:31 PM
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I'm with Sabbey. I use the 10-30 as a standard lens - its effectively a 27mm-81mm in old speak. I too stick the 30-100 in my pocket - its just so small its not an issue.

Bear in mind though that my preferred standard lens on my D700 is my trusty old 17-35, so I do like a wide angle picture!

I hear rumours of an 18-35mm equivalent coming down the tracks for the One series - presumably a 7-11mm or thereabouts. Anybody know anything about this?

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mel_klim Silver Member Charter MemberSun 11-Nov-12 02:53 PM
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Thanks. I did buy the V1 with the 2 lenses kit on EBay for about $485. It's a store demo with about 500 clicks. My standard lens on my D4 is the 24-70mm and so I think the 10-30mm will be used the most.

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sun 11-Nov-12 03:04 PM
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#5. "RE: Is the 10-30mm lens enough?"
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New York, US
          

My most used lens over the years has been the 70-200 (80-200 in film days). So the 30-110 is the close equivalent on my V1.

And looking at your current glass, don't forget what the FT-1 adapter gives you:
• 135 f/1.8
• 230 f/1.4
• 365 f/2
• 189-540 f/2.8
That's a whole lot of fast glass you can't get for your FX/DX bodies!

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eyciboy Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2009Sun 11-Nov-12 06:51 PM
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I use the 10 2.8 more than any other V1 lens. Second would be the 30-110 and then the 10-30. I find the image quality of,the 10-30 lower than the other two lenses. My 2 cents, Ray

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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Sat 17-Nov-12 12:47 PM
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Polegate, GB
          

I bought the V1 with the 10-30mm and 30-100mm lenses when Amazon UK knocked it down to almost half price. I haven't got going with it properly yet, but does anyone have any idea why Nikon chose these size lenses to sell with the body?

Dave

  

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sat 17-Nov-12 01:02 PM
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#8. "RE: Is the 10-30mm lens enough?"
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Paignton, GB
          

If by "size" you mean focal length, then the Nikon 1 kit lenses offer angles of view similar to those of 28-80mm and 80-270mm lenses on the 35mm/FX format - which gives you a "normal" zoom and a decent tele-zoom.

Brian
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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Sat 17-Nov-12 01:44 PM
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Thanks Brian, that is what I meant.

Dave

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