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 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.
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.
>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
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
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.