The 30-110mm is a VERY nice lens! (example pic)

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jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,381
The 30-110mm is a VERY nice lens! (example pic)
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The more I use the Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR, the more I am impressed with this lens. It shows good contrast and is nicely sharp across the frame even when not stopped down. The VR is excellent, it focuses fast, and even the bokeh is surprisingly smooth. If you don't already have this lens for your Nikon 1 camera, I highly recommend you consider acquiring one!

One example scene of Mt Hood, Oregon USA about 90 miles in the distance, taken with the Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR, followed by loseless crops of the same image.



V1 using Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR @ f5.0 , (full scene)



Lossless crop of full scene

Lossless crop of full scene

Lossless crop of full scene

Lossless crop of full scene

BTW, I bought my 30-110mm as a refurbished lens, at almost half the price of a new one.

- Jon

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WD Contributing Member • Posts: 520
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Nice example, Jon.  I agree, this lens is one of the "must haves" for Nikon 1.  I've been doing some informal testing of various lenses on the V1 today.  I'll post impressions a little later.

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rb0321 Senior Member • Posts: 2,871
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Spectacular views of Mt Hood! Agree, it's my favorite lens on the V1.

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OP jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,381
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WD wrote:

Nice example, Jon. I agree, this lens is one of the "must haves" for Nikon 1. I've been doing some informal testing of various lenses on the V1 today. I'll post impressions a little later.

Thanks Warren. I have not had time to do it much testing myself, so  I will be looking forward to your informal test impressions on the various lenses and focal lengths.

- Jon

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I wish you would not post these pics, now I want the lens.
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bibi0012 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,163
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Indeed. As a new V1 user, I am very happy with this lens.

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One River Regular Member • Posts: 341
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Ordered one refurbed last night to add to the original kit and 10mm. Everyone says it is the star of the system, something Steve Huff echoed over a year ago.

mjlamoon Regular Member • Posts: 250
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I agree its a great lens

I also like the 18.5mm, it stays on my V2 most of the time!

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Seedeich Veteran Member • Posts: 3,034
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I agree, it’s a very nice lens. Actually it’s shockingly sharp. And I’ve never seen a VR, that is as rock solid.

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OP jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,381
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rb0321 wrote:

Spectacular views of Mt Hood! Agree, it's my favorite lens on the V1.

Yes it is, and very rare this time of year as well !

- Jon

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fbuis Regular Member • Posts: 199
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Many thanks for sharing these images. I am looking for this lens in the next purchase!

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I essentially only use the 30-110, and the 18.5/1.8, plus a few F Mount lenses, not least the AF-S 70-300 VR!

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Seedeich wrote:

I agree, it’s a very nice lens. Actually it’s shockingly sharp. And I’ve never seen a VR, that is as rock solid.

The AF-S 70-300 VR works excellently on the V1, or V2!

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GXRuser Contributing Member • Posts: 656
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BTW, I bought my 30-110mm as a refurbished lens, at almost half the price of a new one.

- Jon

Jon:

I also bought my 30-110 as a refurbished lens.

How smooth is your zoom ring. Mine displays some extra resistance as I zoom from about 40mm to 110. Is this normal?

One River Regular Member • Posts: 341
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Just got mine from Cameta and it has that same resistance. Came to the thread to ask the same very question.The 10-30 definitely does not have this type of resistance.

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WD Contributing Member • Posts: 520
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Tord S Eriksson wrote:

Seedeich wrote:

I agree, it’s a very nice lens. Actually it’s shockingly sharp. And I’ve never seen a VR, that is as rock solid.

The AF-S 70-300 VR works excellently on the V1, or V2!

Today I took the 10-100, 30-110 and 70-300/FT-1 with a tripod to a hilltop in my town and shot all three with the same settings at different targets to compare their output.  The 10-100 equaled the 30-100 at 100mm.  The 30-110 was sharper at 30mm.  But, the 70-300 was easily sharper than either of the others at 100mm.  It is a very good addition to the V1/V2!

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charita Contributing Member • Posts: 535
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Mine has the same resistance. I don't believe it is a defect but rather part of the lens design as the second internal barrel starts to move outwards.

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One River Regular Member • Posts: 341
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Thanks! Makes me relax a little.

OP jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,381
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GXRuser wrote:

BTW, I bought my 30-110mm as a refurbished lens, at almost half the price of a new one.

- Jon

Jon:

I also bought my 30-110 as a refurbished lens.

How smooth is your zoom ring. Mine displays some extra resistance as I zoom from about 40mm to 110. Is this normal?

When the lens is mounted on the camera you may experience slightly more resistance as you zoom out because the extending lens barrel is creating a small vacuum as the second barrel extends, which will cause a small amount of increased resistance. With the lens dismounted the zoom should be smooth without binding, grinding, or grabbing, but stiff enough to avoid zoom creep. It's not unusual for a new lens to be a little stiff when zooming however, and have it loosen up some with use. My particular copy of the 30-110mm zoom ring is reasonably smooth, and shows nothing unusual in this regard for a lens of this type.

- Jon

One River Regular Member • Posts: 341
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Thanks for the clarification.

This is a nice lens, very sharp from my first testing. At full tele length, and in good light, some of my portraits are a bit blurry. I can probably attribute this to not having shot long lenses before.

Would you all recommend using a tripod or monopod for portraits at 110, or just improving hand held technique? Again, there is not a lot of blur, but the shots aren't as pinpoint sharp as say 90mm.

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