Suggestions for new Nikon 1 lenses

One of our regular readers, William Jones, suggested the idea for this short article. Basically it is to ask Nikon 1 owners to give us suggestions on what new Nikon 1 lens(es) should be developed for the Nikon 1 system.

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Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 97mm, efov 262mm, f/5.6, -0.3 step, 1/200, ISO-800
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 97mm, efov 262mm, f/5.6, -0.3 step, 1/200, ISO-800

So, feel free to post your suggestions in the comment section, along with your rationale for why you recommended the lens(es) along with how it/they would enhance your use of the Nikon 1 system. I will gather up the feedback and supply it to the folks at Nikon Canada.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-360
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-360

To start things off my priority would be a 300-600mm f/5.6 lens for wildlife photography. Since this lens would provide an equivalent field-of-view of 810mm to 1620mm it would dramatically extend the use of the Nikon 1 system for folks who enjoy birding and other wildlife photography.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 141mm, efov 381mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-720
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 141mm, efov 381mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-720

My second priority would be a 40mm f/2.8 macro lens (similar to 105mm f/2.8 Nikkor). I think this would be an outstanding lens for folks who enjoy taking macro images of flowers, insects and other subjects.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-800
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-800

And, finally my third priority would be a 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens. Nikon has already filed a patent for this lens but it may end up getting used on one of its new CX sensor compact cameras. I’d love to see this lens for the Nikon 1 system as it would help address low light shooting environments while covering a useful focal length range in doing so.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 100mm, f/5.6 1/80, ISO-720
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 100mm, f/5.6 1/80, ISO-720

I’d love to see a future Nikon 1 V4 as well as the future replacement for the CX 70-300mm both have weather-sealing.

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59 thoughts on “Suggestions for new Nikon 1 lenses”

  1. I would like a super fast focusing 8mm f/1.8 lens.

    I bought the Nikon 1 V3 because it has an extremely fast autofocus and it fits in my cargo pants pocket. I take pictures of my toddlers in the living room at night. I really like the 10mm f/2.8 lens because it has such a fast focus, but my 18mm f/1.8 lens does so much better in the low light environment of children playing in the living room at night.

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