Finally a fast 50! The new Nikon 18-5 f/1.8 Lens for the “1” System.
Nikon announced (so far) ONE lens for the Nikon 1 system. You know, the “camera I expected to hate”. I am expecting a V2 announcement after they released the J1.2 (J2) but who knows..let’s see how it goes. All I know is that the new 18.5 1.8 lens will finally bring a fast 50mm equivalent to the 1 series and I for one am excited to see how this lens renders on the 1 series camera. Though I would expect a V2 to be announced simply due to the fact that Sony came out swinging recently with the RX100 and while the sensor is the same size its performance easily exceeds the Nikon 1′ sensor. So something like a V2 with better sensor performance would be sweet. Add on this 18.5 lens and you have the fast 50 experience on the little 1 series. So far all I have seen from this is the lens and no samples. It’s cheap but most generic 50 1.8 lenses are. You can pre-order from Amazon for $186