Nikon 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF lens now shipping

The new Nikon 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF lens is now shipping in the US and is currently in stock at Adorama and B&H. A lot of people were scratching their heads when Nikon announced the Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF lens for their mirrorless cameras one year after the 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 VR was released. Compared to the old version, the new lens lost the VR function but gained smaller size and an ED element:

Focal Length Range 11-27.5mm 10-30mm
Zoom Ratio 2.5x 3x
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 f/3.5
Minimum Aperature f/16 f/16
Format CX CX
Maximum Angle of View 72° 77°
Minimum Angle of View 32°20” 29°40”
Lens Elements 8 12
Lens Groups 6 9
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization No Yes
Diaphram Blades 7 (rounded diaphram opening) 7 (rounded diaphram opening)
ED Glass Elements 1
Aspherical Elements 1 3
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0ft.(0.3m) 0.66ft.(0.2m)
Filter Size 40.5mm 40.5mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on
Dimensions 2.26×1.22in. (Diameter x Length)
57.5x31mm (Diameter x Length)
2.3×1.7in. (Diameter x Length)
57.5x42mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight 2.8oz.(80g) 4.1oz.(115g)

MTF chart of the Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens:

MTF chart of the Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR:

Lens design: Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6:

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