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Mathy Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jun 2012Thu 13-Sep-12 10:44 AM
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"New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"


Exeter, AU
          

Got my announcement today, equivalent to a 50mm fixed?

I can't seem to post a proper link but I'm sure members are capable of finding it cheers Deb

  

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wblink
13th Sep 2012
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Captain Rich Silver Member
14th Sep 2012
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Covey22 Moderator
14th Sep 2012
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kenuck Silver Member
14th Sep 2012
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28th Oct 2012
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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Thu 13-Sep-12 05:09 PM
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#1. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Gendt, NL
          

I just sold my Nikon 1 set: complete, including everything you can imagine.
Why?
Nikon failed (in my opinion) to make good objectives like 6 mm or less.
The viewfinder is horrible (compared to what I was used too), the pictures are (as expected, no argue about that) somewhat less than my former nikons.

I am looking at the Sony Nex 7.

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 14-Sep-12 12:47 AM
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#2. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Fri 14-Sep-12 12:48 AM by Captain Rich

Savannah, US
          

I think I'm gonna want one. Haven't received the camera yet (delivery scheduled Monday - it's Thursday night now), but that looks like a really good addition to the V1 lens stable. Wish it had VR, though. That's probably too much to ask for at $187 though. It looks to me like this is the equivalent of the 35mm f/1.8 for DX.

Rich

  

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberFri 14-Sep-12 01:25 AM
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#3. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Finally gives a fast lens option to the system. It's about time. Still waiting for a fast tele prime, which is my preferred focal range, but it's a start. More of this, less of the J2 and the subpar 11-27 please.

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Fri 14-Sep-12 04:12 PM
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Burnaby, CA
          

>Finally gives a fast lens option to the system. It's about
>time. Still waiting for a fast tele prime, which is my
>preferred focal range, but it's a start. More of this, less of
>the J2 and the subpar 11-27 please.

Yes and yes and yes

For wide to short tele I'd probably just stick to FT-1 plus fast(er) DX/FX lenses - even though a bit heavier. Really need 200-300mm (540-810 FX EFL) primes for BIF etc where fast multipoint AF most useful

Ken

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Fri 14-Sep-12 04:03 PM
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#4. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Fri 14-Sep-12 08:42 PM by kenuck

Burnaby, CA
          

dpreview has one (though they call it a 10.5 in a couple places):
http://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/lenses/nikon_1_18p5

or nikon press release
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/lenses/1_nikkor_185mm_f18/

At 70g its slightly lighter than the 10mm pancake lens (77g). Same minimum focus distance of 0.2m (0.12x max reproduction ratio). Have to buy the hood separately. Still using the 40.5mm filter size of the earlier lenses

Ken

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSun 28-Oct-12 02:24 AM
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#6. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

The main reason I switched from the V1 to D800 for indoor Video was High ISO capability.
The Sensor collects more light and the FX lens give a lot more.

Because the zooms I use are at 50mm most of the time 18.5 CX will be very close to my needed focal length.
And f/1.8 will bring the ISO down a lot.
I found the V1 maxed out a lot of the time at 3200 with the 10-30.
The 10-100 movie lens would be worst.

I pre-ordered the 18.5mm on announcement day at B&H.
Hopefully, this will be a great lens.

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Mon 29-Oct-12 04:14 PM
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#7. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Knoxville, US
          

I think it has the chance to be a great lens. I'm also really curious to see samples when it becomes available.

  

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberTue 04-Dec-12 04:56 AM
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#8. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

I got mine today and may have photo samples tomorrow.
First impression was surprise at how sharp it is,
and how well the camera focuses with it up close in poor/low light.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberWed 05-Dec-12 03:22 AM
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#9. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

Samples: Reduced in size and saved at 75% for web viewing

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Wed 05-Dec-12 12:26 PM
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#10. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Knoxville, US
          

How would you rate the image quality when seeing the original file? Does it hold contrast, sharpness, and color well?

  

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberWed 05-Dec-12 03:07 PM
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#11. "RE: New Nikon 1 Lens 18.5mm f/1.8"
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Wed 05-Dec-12 03:32 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

>How would you rate the image quality when seeing the original
>file? Does it hold contrast, sharpness, and color well?

A lot sharper than these.
link:
http://www.assuredphotos.com/OriginalImage/

Here is one hand held, close up in almost no light





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