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Nikon Inc. 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens is a fast prime lens for the Nikon 1 camera system, rendering sharp photos with beautiful bokeh.
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Noisy?

I just received this. I really like the first pictures, but is it normal for this lens to be a lot noisier than i'm used to? I've only used the 10-30mm lens, but there's a huge difference.
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I too find that the when the lens aperture is stopping down in low light there is more noise than I am used to. It makes an audible click even when adjusting the aperture with the rocker on my V1.

The Nikon staff member who answered the question needs to reread the question again it is not image noise but an actual clicking noise.

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I too have this lens and it is a lot nosier then the others. The Iris makes a very audible click when first opening or when closing and sometimes the iris/focus motor can be heard working. It has done this from the moment the box was opened.
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Image noise is created my a camera sensor or film, not the lens.
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Have D90 can I use on this body

confirmation can use this lens on my D90 camera body.
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This is a small lens with an image circle meant to cover the 1 inch sensor of the CX format Nikon 1. No CX format lens can be expected to create a larger image circle to cover the DX (ASP-C) sensor in your D90 nor any other ASP-C camera. It also could not cover an FX sensor. No adapter can widen that image circle either. If you're interested in lenses to fit your D90, look at F-Mount lenses in either DX or FX format. They are made by Nikon from 10.5mm all the way to 800mm. There just is no better glass.

With the FT1 adapter, you can go the other way around and use lenses designed for the D90 on the Series 1 cameras. The larger image circle which covers that larger APS-C or FX sensor can obviously cover the little 1 inch sensor. Make sense?
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no adapter exists, as this lens will not cover a larger sensor with light.
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The lenses for Nikon 1 cameras have a different lens mount than the D90. I have not seen an adapter to use Nikon 1 lenses on d90 cameras. There is an adapter to go the other direction, i.e., to use your AF-S lenses from the d90 on Nikon 1 cameras. This is intriguing to try since a 200mm AF-S lens would become a 540mm lens equivalent on a Nikon 1 camera.
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Will this lens work on a D5000?

I am considering this 18.5mm F/1.8 or a 35mm F/1.8 or a 50 mm F/1.8 for my D5000. Can you tell me which lens is a better wide angle, blurr, low light lens?
Do I need a S, DX, D, please recommend! THanks
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As the other person said, the 18.5 lens is a CX lens designed for the Nikon One series of cameras, not your F-Mount D5000.

35mm is mildly wide angle but really won't give you wide angle use on a DX camera like your D5000. The bokeh is just so so on most wide angles and the 35 f/1.8 is no exception. You probably do not want to shoot head and shoulders portraits with this or wider lenses. It will exaggerate facial features by extending the subject's nose, for example.

Bokeh refers to the quality of the background blur when that background is out of focus. You can't say, "I want bokeh," but you can say, "I want creamy bokeh." See the difference?

The 50 f/1.8G is an FX lens and will work fine on your camera, but will have the field of view similar to a 75mm lens, so you have the correct field of view for a portrait lens but not the compressed flattening a good portrait lens will give. This lens produces a little better bokeh than the 35mm lens, but it's not really in league with better glass.

If you're interested in subject isolation and a portrait lens, an 85 f/1.8G is probably where to start. It's a little bit long as far as field of view on a D5000 but that is usually not an issue if you compose tightly like you should. You just might have to stand back a little more. It also will provide that good compression which helps create wonderful portraits along with a creamy enough bokeh. If you just don't have the room or you're shooting larger groups, those other two lenses will be fine with the limitations I mentioned.
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The 18.5 mm is a lens for the nikon 1 series of cameras, it will not fit your camera. You need a AF-S or AF-S DX in order to autfocus, bothe the 35mm 1.8 and the 50mm 1.8 will give you excdellant bokeh (blur) and will be good for low light. The 35mm will give yuou the widest viwing angle of the two but is not a wide angle lens. If you don't mind spending the money the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED would be an excellant choice for all your needs.
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What is the difference between this lens and the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 when it comes to use?

The descriptions both say to use for portraits and great low light performance.
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You can use any lens for portraits, this is just a longer focal length so you wouldn't need to be as close to the subject. As far as the low light performance, this lens has a higher aperture (f/1.8 compared to f/2.8) meaning that it allows more than double the light to hit the sensor. This means lower shutter speeds and/or lower ISO resulting in less chance for motion blur and/or less noise, respectively.
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Is this compatible with D3100? Are there any adapters or converters available?

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No, this lens will not work with the D3100. This lens is made for use with the Nikon 1 cameras, which have a different bayonet mount than the 'standard' Nikon cameras and use a smaller image sensor.
I do now know of any adapter that would allow this lens to be used with a D3100, but adapters do tend to reduce photo quality slightly.

For a D3100 you might want to take a look at the 50mm f1.8, which would be the equivalent to this lens for the DX sensor format used by the D3100.
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is this compatible with the d40x?

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When will this lens become available for sale, either on this site or in retail stores?

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It will be available from the beginning of November
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focus ring

has this prime a focus dedicated ring on it?
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No manual focus on the lens, must be done from camera.
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when will this lens be back in stock?

I was hoping i'd buy one before thanksgiving.. please tell me another batch or shipment is in process?
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We currently do not have the lens available at the nikon store.The lens is currently in stock at Authorized Nikon dealers; Amazon, B&H photos, and Adorama.
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Can this lense self focus at arms length ie one arm out for self portraits

Can this lense self focus at arms length ie one arm out for self portraits. Was recommended the lense as less manual control needed on distance but just noticed the 7 foot minimum focus distance on these specs.
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I assumed you did not notice the decimal point before the seven and the two. The minimum focus distance of this lens is Zero point seven feet. (0.7ft) or zero point two meters (0.2m)
The lens is able to focus at a little less than one foot (1ft)
You can take self portraits using this lens.
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Nikon 1 V2 User

Can I use this lens with V2?
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Yes. The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens is fully compatible with V2 including other Nikon 1 Cameras.
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How long is the warranty coverage period?

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Nikkor lenses come with a standard one year warranty and Nikon Inc. lenses sold by authorized Nikon Inc. dealers will have a Nikon Inc. Five Year Extension*.
* To register for the five year extension, one copy of the included form must be mailed in as indicated. Keep the Customer copy of the form as well as the original proof of purchase (sales receipt).
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Is it a wide angle lens?

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No, because of the CX crop factor you would need a 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 to have a wide angle lens.
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Is it possible to use manual focus

Is it possible to use manual focus. If yes, does it has manual focus ring.
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Manual focus controlled by the camera body, no focus ring on the lens.
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Is an aperture blade noise normal?

When changing aperture in f/1.8 - f/4 range it makes a noise similar to releasing a mechanical shutter.
It also makes the same noise after taking (and saving, it seems) any photo with aperture other than f/1.8.
Both 10-30 VR and 30-110 VR lenses are completely silent when using electronic shutter so I wonder if it's normal for this lens or should I have it checked?
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From the blogs I read, seems to be normal as quite a few people experience the noise, especially on the aperture range you mention.
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