Along with the new Nikon 1 V3, the Japanese brand has also introduced two new lenses. The first is the Nikkor 1 VR 10-30 mm F/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM, a motorized version of the 10-30 mm zoom that Nikon has been using as the trademark lens of the Series 1 since its release. The new lens may replace it from now on. At least we know this will surely happen in the case of V3.
This lens has VR image stabilization, will be available in black or silver and offers a focal length equivalent to 27-81mm when you consider the crop factor of 2.7 increases of the CX sensors. The new motorized zoom will allow you to approach objects smoothly to capture both pictures and movies, or so said Nikon in its official press release. The design of this new lens is much more compact than its predecessor.
It has an automatic cover on the front of which is controlled electronically. That means the lid opens and closes itself. This avoids the risk of losing the cap and, above all, allows us to save time and space, as well as protecting it.
The second objective presented by Nikon is a telephoto lens, the Nikkor 1 VR 70-300 mm F/4.5-5.6, which becomes the lens with the longest focal length among the Series 1 lenses. These 70-300 mm are equivalent in the 35mm format to a focal length between 189 and 810mm. They feature VR Image Stabilization (Vibration Reduction).
Other than that, this new perspective has an ultrasonic autofocus motor that promises to focus quickly and silently and also allow us to adjust the focus manually at any time. The outer lens barrel is metal-made and, unlike the 10-30 mm, will be sold only in black.
They’re available for pre-order now, with a price around 1000 in the case of 70-300 mm and about 300 for the 10-300mm.