Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f3.8-5.6 Lens
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f3.8-5.6 Lens

The Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens is a long telephoto zoom to bring distant objects in close. The 30-110mm lens (35 mm equivalent: 81-297 mm) is quite long for a camera such as this.

Whether you want to capture a still photo or a movie, the built-in Vibration Reduction will ensures steady shots, and the Nikon focussing motor will ensure fast focussing of the lens.

The lens is equipped with a retractable lens mechanism, so you can easily retract the lens to save space whenever you don’t want to use it.

In conjunction with the Nikon 1 cameras this lens will form a very compact long telephoto option.

The following lenses are available for the Nikon 1 camera series:

  • 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR PD Zoom Lens – Wide range small aperture lens, 35mm equivalent is 27 to 270mm.
  • 10mm f/2.8 Lens – High quality prime available light lens, 35mm equivalent is 27mm.
  • 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Lens – Telephoto zoom lens, 35mm equivalent is 81-297mm.
  • 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens – Standard focal length zoom, 35mm equivalent is 27-81mm.

The higher aperture lens, f/4.5 to f/5.6 lens  is less suited to available light photography usage and the f/2.8 lens is a really nice prime lens for available light photography. There is not yet a large range of lenses to choose from for the Nikon 1 system and I guess more lenses will be developed with time as the camera system is still relatively new.

For a complete Nikon 1 systen you may need to get the three lenses 10mm f/2.8, 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR and the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens.

There are now many images from this lens on the Flickr site.


  • 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm,
  • Lens construction 12 groups, 18 elements,
  • Angle of view, 29°40′-8°20′,
  • Number of diaphragm blades, 7,
  • Maximum aperture, f/3.8-5.6,
  • Minimum aperture, f/16,
  • Minimum focus distance, 1.0 metres, 3.3 feet,
  • Maximum reproduction ratio, 0.104, 35 mm equivalent, 0.28,
  • Weight, 180 grams, 6.3 ounces,
  • Size diameter x length, distance from camera lens mount flange, 60.0×61.0 mm when lens is retracted,
  • Filter attachment size, 40.5 mm,
  • Lens cap type, Snap on,
  • Lens hood,   HB-N103 (provided),
  • Lens case,  CL-N101 (optional).