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The final lens in our ‘unofficial’ Nikon 1 trinity is the CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. All I can say is I simply LOVE shooting with this lens.
The lens is sharp throughout its focal range and provides an equivalent field-of-view of 189-810 mm when compared with a full frame camera.
If you’ve never shot with a lens that has this kind of reach you’ll be amazed with how many more image opportunities it delivers.
Focusing is fast and accurate and the lens renders excellent colours.
It does a very good job keeping flare at bay. While a large lens when compared to other Nikon 1 lenses it is still very small and light when put up against full frame zooms offering similar reach.
I’ve found the VR on this lens is superb and I often shoot it at quite slow shutter speeds.
The CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 is a great lens for nature photography and also for use at zoos and other similar facilities. Rather than write more about how great this lens is I’d rather just show you some additional images captured with it!
The Nikon 1 CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 retails in Canada for about $1,100.
Well…there you have it, my lens recommendations for a Nikon 1 trinity. I would love to see Nikon do some creative marketing and bundle these three lenses, or some 2-lens combinations with their higher-end V-series Nikon 1 cameras.
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