I managed to get my hands on a copy of this brand new ultra-wide angle lens for the Nikon 1 series cameras. I have been shooting with it, mostly snapshots of family and friends. With a good friend in town from Vietnam, I finally get to shoot some serious landscape photos with this new lens.
The 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm VR is the newest addition to the Nikon CX format family of lenses recently. It gives a FOV similar to 18-35mm on a fullframe 35mm camera, thus is built to be an ultra-wide-angle (UWA) lens for the Nikon 1 series. The lens comes complete with a petal style lens hood, front and rear lens caps, and a 52mm filter thread.
First off, a couple of quick photos of the lens mounted on my Nikon V1 on our dining table.
The 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm mounted on the V1.
Similar to other Nikon 1 Zoom lenses, you need to depress a button while zooming out to unlock the lens. By doing that, your camera will also be turned on automatically.
Specifications of the lens
Mount Type: Nikon 1 (CX Format)
Focal Length Range: 6.7-13mm (FF equiv FOV 18-35mm)
Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Maximum Angle of View: 100°
Minimum Angle of View: 63°
Lens Elements: 11
Lens Groups: 7
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes
Diaphram Blades: 7 (rounded diaphram opening)
ED Glass Elements: 3
Aspherical Elements: 3
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.82 ft. (0.25m) (throughout the zoom range)
Filter Size: 52mm
Lens Barrel Retraction Function: Rotation of zoom ring
Dimensions (Approx.): 2.22 x 1.81 in. (Diameter x Length) 56.5 x 46mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight (Approx.): 4.5 oz. (125g)
Supplied Accessories: HB-N105 Lens Hood, LC-N52 Front Lens Cap, LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap