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    Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    We were in Savannah GA for a long weekend right before Thanksgiving. Since we were primarily there to hang out with friends, I was traveling light. This was also my first opportunity to use my new 10-100mm lens. As a convenient all-in-one lens, I am very pleased. Build quality is exceptional.

    If you weren't aware, there are 2 lenses by Nikon in the 10-100mm format. The original, is rather large and has a power-drive for smooth and quiet zooming during video. The one I have is sometimes referred to as the "non-PD" version.

    The standard kit lens provided with most Nikon 1 bodies is the 10-30mm. It is "okay" but pales in comparison with nearly every other lens in the CX mount. I had hoped to have the convenience offered by the focal length with the IQ of the 30-110mm. In my estimation, this lens achieved both.

    Below are a few examples for your consideration.

    Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR-savannah-1.jpg

    Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR-savannah-2.jpg

    Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR-savannah-3.jpg

    Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR-savannah-4.jpg


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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    Nice shots. That's one nice lens. I know Savannah very well. I have many relatives there, including my mother. I was there around the same time you were. I recognize the river boat that cruises the River Street area.
    Nikon 1 V3: w/ 6.7-13mm ultra wide, 18.5mm prime, 10-30mm PD, 70-300mm CX, Nikon SB-N7 Speedlight, FT1 Lens Mount
    Nikon D810: w/ Nikon MB D12 Battery Grip,
    Nikkor: 16-35mm f/4G, 24-70mm f/2.8G, 70-200mm f/4G, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G, Micro 105mm f/2.8G, 50mm 1.8G
    Nikon TC-20EII Teleconverter, Nikon SB-700 & SB-600 Speed lights

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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    Thanks for the useful information, the pictures look great. I haven't even read anything about the camera system so it's good to read such useful info.
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    Bill ​
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    Never photograph anything that talks or smiles...


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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    Beautiful scenery, good photos. This lens seems to be a real gem among the "walkarounds". It's a pity that the camera's sensor is not performing good at ISO values higher than, say, 800 (which is a shame, compared to the majority of other brands' mirrorless cameras) and you obviously had had some nice sunsets and moonlit nights...
    Last edited by DraganDL; 01-10-2014 at 08:15 AM.
    -Nikkor AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF; Tokina AF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5; Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D; Samyang 14mm f/2.8; Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di; Nikon AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D; couple of vintage /AI/AIS lenses and some M-42mm lenses + the Nikon bayonet adapter
    -sec camera: PEN E-PL3, kit lens + adapter for Nikon lenses

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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    How effective is the VR?
    Rick

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    Olympus 12-100mm (24-200) f4 M. Zuiko Pro.... 40-150mm (80-300) 2.8 M. Zuiko Pro....Olympus 45mm 1.8.... Olympus 300mm (600) f4 Pro

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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M View Post
    How effective is the VR?
    I believe it is very good. Look at the image with the moon reflection above as it was shot at 1/30th of a second and handheld.
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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    The VR in these lenses is very quiet! But I can see it works!
    Rick

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    Olympus EM-1 Mark II, EM10 MarkII
    Olympus 12-100mm (24-200) f4 M. Zuiko Pro.... 40-150mm (80-300) 2.8 M. Zuiko Pro....Olympus 45mm 1.8.... Olympus 300mm (600) f4 Pro

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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    Have about 2 weeks with the 10-100 VR. Love the portability. Hate the CA.

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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    Quote Originally Posted by randyspann View Post
    Have about 2 weeks with the 10-100 VR. Love the portability. Hate the CA.
    I've been fortunate and haven't experienced it. I'm shooting RAW so between that and how simple it is to fix in LR, I'm not very concerned.
    "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it" -Ansel Adams


    Fuji X-T2 | Fuji X-T20 | Nikon 1 V3 | Nikon 1 J5 | Too much glass | G.A.S

    Use this link for a free gift item with $50 purchase at Think Tank Photo!!

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    Re: Initial Impressions: 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

    After a couple of months with the 10-100mm VR, I find it is always on my camera, the default lens. I commented about the CA, and yes it is corrected in LR. But I also notice variable fringing, I think at the different focal lengths. So I have to manually correct in LR for this. Still it's a great lens, maybe not quite as good as the 30-110mm. But when traveling light, the 10-100 and a prime, and I'm all set.
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