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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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.
To start things off my priority would be a 300-600 mm f/5.6 lens for wildlife photography. Since this lens would provide an equivalent field-of-view of 810 mm to 1620 mm it would dramatically extend the use of the Nikon 1 system for folks who enjoy birding and other wildlife photography.
My second priority would be a 40 mm f/2.8 macro lens (similar to 105 mm 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.
And, finally my third priority would be a 9-30 mm 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.
I’d love to see a future Nikon 1 V4 as well as the future replacement for the CX 70-300 mm both have weather-sealing.
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