Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7–13mm f/3.5–5.6

January 8, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | CES 2013, Lenses | 0 Comments |
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The Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7–13mm f/3.5–5.6 is a new wide zoom for the Nikon 1 System. With a 35mm equivalent focal range of 18-35mm, the Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7–13mm f/3.5–5.6 is currently the widest lens available for Nikon compact system cameras. The lens comes equipped with the manufacturer’s proven Vibration Reduction (VR) technology that enables users to take hand-held shots at slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible with a lens of this type.

Nikon Press Release

Nikon launches two new 1 NIKKOR lenses

London, UK,  8 January 2013 Nikon launches two new lenses in the 1 NIKKOR range: the 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7–13mm f/3.5–5.6 ultra wide-angle zoom lens and the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm f/4.0–5.6 powerful 10x zoom lens.

Previously announced in 2012, the two new lenses extend the 1 NIKKOR range at different ends of the spectrum. The 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7–13mm is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens, while the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm is a powerful 10x zoom lens. Both lenses feature Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system that corrects image blur to ensure that stills are sharp and movies stay steady. Both products have a retractable lens mechanism that allows you to retract the lens when not in use for superior portability.

Simon Iddon, Product Manager, Nikon 1 Compact System Cameras, Nikon UK says: “The 1 NIKKOR lenses have played a big part in making the Nikon 1 range such a great success by empowering people to explore their full photographic potential. These two new lenses bring the 1 NIKKOR line-up to a total of eight.”
He continues: “The compact 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7–13mm is the first ultra wide-angle zoom lens in the 1 NIKKOR range—a smart choice for people who want to shoot beautifully sharp pictures of stylish interiors, or fit their whole family into a group photo. At the other end of the range, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm is a portable all-round performer that’s ideal for use on holidays or weekends away when you need versatility, but want to avoid taking multiple lenses with you.”

1 NIKKOR concept

1 NIKKOR lenses capture life with exceptional sharpness. Designed with active lifestyles in mind, the growing range covers a wide range of scenes, and each lens is optimised for movie recording. Combined with the portability, power and speed of Nikon 1 cameras, the small size of 1 NIKKOR lenses truly sets the Nikon 1 system apart.

Both lenses feature Nikon 1 optimised optics, and deliver edge-to-edge sharpness with aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements to ensure superior resolution and contrast. Their compact size and light weight contribute to the Nikon 1 system’s convenient portability, without sacrificing image quality. When you shoot through Nikon glass, you can be sure that you’re capturing amazingly sharp images with vividly rendered colours, and deep contrast.

1 NIKKOR VR 6.7–13mm f/3.5–5.6 ultra wide-angle zoom lens

View a shot taken with the 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7–13mm lens and you’ll feel like you’re actually there, right in the heart of the action. The first ultra wide-angle zoom lens for the Nikon 1 system lets you get closer to your subject and still fit everything in.

Like all 1 NIKKOR lenses, it provides the perfect balance of portability, power, speed, and quality. With a focal length range of 6.7–13mm (35mm equivalent: approx. 18-35mm), and a 100° angle of view — the widest of all 1 NIKKOR lenses — this lens is ideal for emphasizing the sheer scale of an impressive landscape, great for fitting the whole family into a group shot, and tailor-made for capturing beautifully sharp compositions of stylish interiors.

This lightweight, ultra wide-angle zoom lens is available in silver or black, and has an attractive, compact design with a high-quality metallic exterior. It helps you take hand-held shots and movies with confidence, thanks to the Vibration Reduction stabilization system that prevents image blur. The smooth aperture mechanism glides effortlessly between soft and sharp backgrounds to make your subject stand out more, even when shooting a movie.

1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm f/4.0–5.6 powerful 10x zoom lens

The world’s smallest,¹ “carry-anywhere” 10x zoom lens has a powerful zoom range that makes it the natural choice when you want to get closer to a distant subject. Versatile and portable enough to take with you wherever you go, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm lens can handle anything from close-up portraits to distant sporting action with ease.
This all-round performer is equally at home with wide-angle and telephoto shots, with a focal length range of 10–100mm (35 mm equivalent: 27–270mm) and maximum apertures of f/4.0–5.6. The Vibration Reduction stabilization system ensures that stills stay crisp and movies are always steady, even at maximum zoom.

Available in black, silver, and white, with a classy, compact design and high-quality metallic exterior, this is an indispensable all-round lens that you’ll always enjoy using. Take it with you wherever you go, and you’ll have the perfect lens to capture the action, whatever the situation.

Accessories

The CL-N101 Lens soft case protects your 1 NIKKOR lenses from dust and scratches, while the HB-N106 bayonet hood attaches to the lens hood to protect your 1 NIKKOR lens, minimize stray light, and reduce lens flare and ghosting. The hood can be reversed and mounted on the lens when not in use, and has twist-lock mounting for extra security. The HB-N105 bayonet hood is included with every purchase of the 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7–13mm.

The 1 NIKKOR line-up

The current 1 NIKKOR line-up consists of the compact, lightweight 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens that lets you make the most of every shooting opportunity; the 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 compact telephoto zoom lens; the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 slim wide-angle fixed focal length lens; the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens equipped with a power drive mechanism and recommended for movie recording; the super-slim 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x zoom lens; and the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 fixed focal length lens with fast maximum aperture. The addition of the two new lenses brings the total line-up to eight.

¹World’s smallest: Among zoom lenses with a zoom ratio of 5x or higher for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of this lens’ announcement on January 8, 2013, based on Nikon’s research of volume comparison when the lens is retracted.



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