Why the Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF ?

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Why the Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF ?
Oct 10, 2012

The non-VR Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF is now shipping for $189.95, but I have to wonder why Nikon offers this lens when the VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 (which Nikon states can not be bought separately) offers VR.

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/10/09/nikon-1-nikkor-11-27-5mm-f3-5-5-6-ed-if-lens-now-shipping.aspx/

The new11-27.5mm lens does add one ED lens, and according to the MTF charts is actually sharper than the VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, and it is definitely smaller and lighter than the 10-30, but still I have to wonder why Nikon chose to nearly duplicate the 10-30 lens when there are so few lenses for the One System at this time.

To me the Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF appears to be an enigma.

Any thoughts?

- Jon

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