Top positive review
Excellent lens, very good performance and good build quality
on 30 January 2017
This is a stunning lens, producing really superb results. I'm using it on a J2, with images saved as RAW and JPG (Fine). Using Photoshop at full zoom (to individual pixel level) there is no loss of focus, no chromatic aberration and no loss of colour saturation or contrast when the lens is at full zoom. The zoom ring is positive, slightly stiff - but acceptable. The anti-vibration system is excellent, on full zoom at 100 ASA the image was still sharp when hand held.
Coupled with the original 10-30mm lens that came with the J2 makes this a more attractive combination to use than my Sony DSLR. The Nikon colourimetry is far superior to the Sony, and its compact size is a real bonus.
The lens comes with front and rear caps and lens hood. The build quality is excellent, its solid with a substantial feel to it. I recommend changing these Nikon 1 lenses over a protective horizontal surface - their small size and slightly tricky bayonet lock means they are very easy to drop.
I'm very pleased with this lens, can't wait to get using it.