Nikon 1 Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8 and 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 Lenses Announced

Nikon has just announced the world’s first water and shockproof interchangeable lenses for use with the Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless compact system camera.

The Nikon 1 Nikkor AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is a standard zoom equivalent a 30–74mm focal length in a 35mm system, while the 1 Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8 is a 27mm equivalent wide-angle prime lens with a tough build and a metallic exterior.

Both lenses are waterproof to 15m and 20m shockproof from heights of up to 2m and freezeproof for temperatures down to -10°C. The Nikon 1 Nikkor AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 will only be available in a kit with the Nikon 1 AW1 camera but the 1 Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8 can also be bought separately.

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1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 Features

  • A lens for use exclusively with the Nikon1 AW1; it is the world’s first interchangeable lens to be waterproof to 20 m (JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) equivalent) 2 and shockproof to 2 m (MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard compliant)
  • A wide-angle, 10mm (angle of view equivalent to 27mm in 35mm [135] format) fixed focal length lens offering the same optical performance as the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.20 m (on land) The same elegant design as the Nikon1 AW1 for a sense of integration
  • Supports auto distortion control (underwater)

1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 Specifications

Type
Waterproof 1 mount lens
Focal length
10 mm
Maximum aperture
f/2.8
Construction
6 elements in 5 groups (including 2 aspherical lens elements), 1 protective glass element
Angle of view
77°
Minimum focus distance
0.2 m (0.7 ft) from focal plane
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
f/2.8-11
Electronic compass
Electronic compass can be used when lens is attached to camera
Filter-attachment size
40.5mm (P=0.5 mm)
Shockproof performance *
Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard when attached to camera; exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested
Waterproof performance *
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof performance
Operating depth *
Maximum 20 m (65.6 ft), but may not be used at depths that exceed camera’s maximum operating depth
Dustproof performance *
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dustproof performance
Operating temperature
-10 °C-+40 °C (+14 °F-104 °F) on land, 0 °C- +40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F) in water
Dimensions
Approx. 61 mm diameter x 30 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight
Approx. 118 g (4.2 oz)
Lens hood

HN-N103 Lens Hood*

  • * Note: Hood cannot be used underwater and the lens is not shockproof when hood is attached.
Lens case
CL-N101 Lens Soft Case

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1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Features

  • A lens for use exclusively with the Nikon1 AW1; it is the world’s first interchangeable lens to be waterproof to 15 m (JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) equivalent) and shockproof to 2 m (MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard compliant)
  • An 11-27.5mm (angle of view equivalent to 30-74mm in 35mm [135] format) normal zoom lens offering the same optical performance as the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
    Support for a wide variety of scenes, from snapshots and landscapes to portraits
  • The same elegant design and color options as the Nikon1 AW1 for a sense of integration
  • Can be zoomed in and out underwater using the zoom ring
  • Supports auto distortion control (underwater)

1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Specifications

Type
Waterproof 1 mount lens
Focal length
11-27.5 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Construction
8 elements in 6 groups (including 1 ED lends element and 1 aspherical lens element), 1 protective glass element
Angle of view
72° -32° 20′
Minimum focus distance
0.3 m (1.0 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
  • 11 mm focal length: f/3.5-16
  • 27.5 mm focal length: f/5.6-16
Electronic compass
Electronic compass can be used when lens is attached to camera
Filter-attachment size
40.5mm (P=0.5 mm)
Shockproof performance *
Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard when attached to camera; exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested
Waterproof performance *
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof performance
Operating depth *
Maximum 15 m (49 ft), but may not be used at depths that exceed camera’s maximum operating depth
Dustproof performance *
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dustproof performance
Operating temperature
-10 °C-+40 °C (+14 °F-104 °F) on land, 0 °C- +40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F) in water
Dimensions
Approx. 63 mm diameter x 56.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight
Approx. 182 g (6.5 oz)
Lens hood

HN-N103 Lens Hood*

  • * Note: Hood cannot be used underwater and the lens is not shockproof when hood is attached.
Lens case
CL-N101 Lens Soft Case