Nikon announces the future development of 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and 32mm f/1.2 lenses

1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens

1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens

1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2

1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens

Nikon to Develop Three New 1 NIKKOR Lenses for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangable Lens System

TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, Nikon Corporation announced the development of three new lenses for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. These lenses will be welcomed additions to the current lineup of popular 1 NIKKOR lenses, and will provide system owners a breadth of new NIKKOR optics to explore new shooting perspectives.

The development of these new 1 NIKKOR lenses will strengthen Nikon’s lineup of 1 NIKKOR lenses while providing three new options to fit the various shooting needs of Nikon 1 users, whether for still images or HD video. The new lineup will include a 32mm medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens (equivalent to 86.4mm in 35mm format) with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.2, ideal for portraits and creating a bokeh effect. The second lens is a 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 ultra wide-angle zoom lens (equivalent to 18-35mm in 35mm format) that includes Vibration Reduction (VR) and is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to offer a wide, 100-degree angle of view. The third lens is a compact and lightweight 10x zoom lens, a 10-100mm f/4-5.6 (equivalent to 27-270mm in 35mm format). This lens is convenient and portable enough to take everywhere, including weekend getaways and family vacations.

The 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup follows in the tradition of the renowned Nikon F-mount lenses that were first introduced more than half a century ago. The 1 NIKKOR lenses are specifically engineered for the Nikon 1 system of cameras and are developed using optical technologies that Nikon has cultivated with years of experience in optics expertise. The 1 NIKKOR lens lineup offers the same superior image quality that users have come to expect from the Nikon and NIKKOR brands, whether capturing still images or HD videos.

The addition of the three new lenses will join the six 1 NIKKOR lenses currently available:

  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 compact telephoto zoom lens
  • 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 slim wide-angle fixed focal length lens
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens equipped with a power drive mechanism (recommended for movie recording )
  • 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 fixed focal length lens with fast maximum aperture

Nikon will continue to develop and expand the 1 NIKKOR lineup with lenses that make the most of the capabilities and performance offered by the revolutionary Nikon 1 system.

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  • texasjoe

    Now if they can only get working on those specs for fx!

    • karl

      that golden N on the 32mm prime probably means nano crystal coat

      • PHB

        I suspect it is the CX equivalent of the gold band that the best F-mount lenses get. They are the professional lenses. I would be much less interested in nanocaoting than bokeh.

        As far as low light performance goes, the V2 with the f/1.2 lens is going to be only half a stop off the performance of the D4 with the 85 f/1.4. Which is pretty damn impressive for a rig that costs a quarter as much.

        The patent for the f/1.2 also had a f/0.7 design which would come close to a match on DoF at max aperture. Not that that really worries me much as the f/2 or f/2.8 is usually fine for DoF isolation. I find the ultra thin DoF to look a little artificial and fussy. Too much of a cliche.

        • El Aura

          “As far as low light performance goes, the V2 with the f/1.2 lens is going to be only half a stop off the performance of the D4 with the 85 f/1.4.”

          Can you elaborate on the math behind this?

          • PHB

            The D4 has an ISO rating of 12,800 the V2 has a rating of 6,400 which is a stop less. The camera companies have agreed in the past to set their bottom ISO rating as the one that gives the lowest noise and the top one as the point where the noise at maximum resolution does not exceed a certain threshold that is roughly equivalent to the old ISO 1600 film.

            So with an f/1.4 lens on both cameras and the same shutter speed the D4 can take pictures with half the light that the V2 requires which is one stop. But the fastest lens for the V2 is half a stop better, an f/1.2 rather than a f/1.4

            But even though the V2 lens is faster as far as focal ratio goes for the same field of view, the 85 f/1.4 is much bigger than the CX lens, the aperture is twice as wide in fact. That makes the lens bulkier, it also means that the depth of field is shallower. It is actually the aperture and the field of view that determines the depth of field, the sensor size is actually irrelevant.

            So the two systems are pretty much on a par as far as taking pictures in low light goes, you might be able to see a difference but it is going to be minor. The depth of field will be very different though.

            Now take that 85 f/1.4 and put it on the V2… Well that is a whole different game, the combination is equivalent to that D4 with a 200 f/2 in both low light response and depth of field. OK so you have to take the pictures from much further away but that is exactly what the pros do.

  • Paul

    Nikon, we don’t want future development announcements. We want releases. Your CX fast primes are way overdue.

    • Craig

      I agree, why such slow lenses? Sure they are cheaper and for the consumer but doesn’t Nikon hear the requests for fast lenses in CX format? Will Tokina or Sigma come out with one first?

      • dgreene196

        Has any 3rd party company announced Nikon 1 compatible lenses?

        If so, I’ve missed the announcement (which is very possible).

        As for the slowness of the announced lenses, I think they’re hitting the target market. At this point, most Nikon 1 owners who want to expand their lens lineups are going to want some basics – like the wide-angle lens (which could be great – see the “slow” Olympus µ4/3 wide-angle zoom lens that lots of people love). A more compact all-in-one zoom lens is another popular request (though, if it really doesn’t have VR, consider me a proponent of the current 2 lens combo).

        And then we’ve got the f/1.2 lens. That’s not slow. DOF will be only okay on the Nikon 1, but it will be a dramatic improvement over what’s currently available.

        By the way, Engadget has a nice hands-on video of the V2 with the 17.5 attached. Certainly looks like a pretty decent little lens on the video. Good addition to a mirrorless system that is developing some really great features.

  • Jabs

    New lenses = Icing on the cake – Patience laddies – lol

    More to come from da House of Nikon in 2013

  • Alberto T.

    I don’t know what’s worse: this announcement of development or the firmware for 5D Mk III (which improves AF and adds uncompressed HDMI output) that will only come out next APRIL. Are Canon and Nikon on drugs?

    • Jabs


      Canon is now reacting to Nikon and trying to upstage them.

      The clean HDMI out has been wrecking Canon’s plans in DSLR Video.
      The F8 AF only works with one AF point (central) on both the 1DX and the 5DMK3 = Nikon rules.

      D4, D800, D800E and D600 all AF at F8 with more than one AF point and thus Canon had to do something but April 2013 is a long time off.

      • Alberto T.

        Jabs, I realize that, I was just poking fun at these silly announcements of “developments” 🙂

    • PHB

      Seems perfectly reasonable to me. CX is a new format. It is not going to compete with the range of F-mount lenses for five to ten years. People buying cameras at Xmas want to know what lenses are planned in the near future.

      CX is not a replacement for DX or FX yet, but it might be one day. At the moment it is just another option in the Nikon system.

  • Scott M.

    So… if you put a 70-200mm FX lens on this little camera, you get a 189-540mm?
    A 14-24mm would be 37.8-64.8mm
    A 400mm would be 1080mm
    A 600 mm would be 1620mm
    The new 800mm would be 2160mm
    All this at 15FPS too.

  • ARGH

    Where are the DX wide angle primes!? 🙁

    • llll

      check out the samyang 14mm 2.8 MF version 2.. its very nice for the price

  • Syren

    OK. That’s enough for CX system. Then when is my D400 announcement?

  • The V2 is massively ugly, almost like Nikon designers trolled the messages here to come up with the design. 😉

    The 32mm f1,2 looks interesting. Shame there is no price, and we are still waiting for an actual release. After all the accessories and lenses shown at the launch last year, Nikon certainly are dragging their feet with the Nikon 1 system. What use are body “upgrades” when they delay lenses.

  • BenS

    1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens w/ NANO coat ! Is this for real ?

    I dont even think there is a DX Lens with NANO coat . I wonder what the price that little monster will be.

    • KnightPhoto

      I think what we are seeing, is a focus on CX and FX. I’m ok with that, aside from birding I’ve gone pure FX and CX myself.

      I’m guessing DX Mirrorless is next and then DX-M lenses. Which only makes sense.

  • jack

    I agree the V2 is ugly, but it looks like a genius in design for use. Somewhat similar to the Ricoh GXR which is the best compact i have used by a long shot. Of course, the GXR has a DX sensor…

    Again, I still don’t mind the 1 inch sensor… the V1 was VERY close to my D200 and I loved that camera. The problem is $1000 bodies and crappy lenses.

    Waiting for this next prime which should have shallower dof than the olympus 45mm f1.8 and 43’s users praise that lens all day.

    … Of course, Nikon could shoot themselves and ask $800+ for it. The fast aperture and Nano coat kinda scare me as far as pricing is concerned.

  • dgreene196


    Any insight on whether or not the 10-100 has VR? Seems silly in this day and age to release a 270 mm equivalent lens without VR, but the press release doesn’t comment on it, and I could actually see Nikon using the absence of VR to push folks to the powered lens.

    Otherwise, some nice additions to the Nikon 1 system (when released). If they can actually get some of these lenses out, they might have more choices than Sony-branded NEX lenses by the end of 2013.

  • asdf


    Toys for kids. Can we focus on the serious stuff please?

  • andre_fernandes

    Good news!

    Ultra Wide-angle zoom: has smaller filter ring – and overall size, than the mockup…

    32mm f/1.2: Nano Coating and ..a manual focus ring?

    Nikon, please keep CX lens prices low!!!

  • I’m wondering why Nikon is removing VR from a lot of its “replacement” CX lenses. The new 11-27.5mm and now this new 10-100mm are both without VR. Will future bodies have IBIS? Surely on the long end of that 10-100 you would want some VR.

    Maybe they’re just trying to make cheaper lenses though…

  • KnightPhoto

    They all look interesting in their own way. I’ll probably jump on some of the primes now anyways… the 50mm for sure (<$200), but yep we need to see the price on the 85mm first.

  • Great, a portrait lens for CX but none for DX

  • zvzvzcx

    I own D200 and D7000. No wide angle prime this is 2013

  • zvzvzcx

    nikon marketing sucks

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