Three weeks ago I bought a used Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens for my Nikon 1 V1. It wasn’t exactly in pristine condition, but the price was too tempting to let the opportunity pass. As the luck would have it, my EN-EL15 battery died just several days before. The 30-110mm arrived sooner than my replacement battery from ChiliPower. Since going by its cosmetic condition I wasn’t sure that it would even work, I was biting my nails, waiting to test the lens out. And as you probably know, if you’ve bought enough used gear online, there are many conman out there. Luckily the 30-110mm turned out to be an excellent workhorse in disguise of an ugly duckling. 🙂
Being in a macro mood as of late, I took the lens on several photo strolls with my two achromatic close-up lenses, Marumi DHG200 +5 (read my review here) and Raynox DCR-250 (read the comparison of the two here). My impression so far is that the 30-110mmm is a very nice macro lens. There is only one catch: AF is not the fastest at long focal lengths, especially when you focus at very close subjects. This, however, is not a deal breaker by any means.
I’m shooting a lot of photos with the 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 at the moment and I hope to be able to write a review in two or three weeks. So stay tuned. I will insert a link to the review here, as soon as I post it to my blog.
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