New vs. Old 10-30? Thoughts?

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Now that my V3 has arrived, I am sure I will sell the V1, the question is which 10-30 to keep? The new one is a Power Zoom with a motor, is a little shorter and a little lighter. The older one has filter threads.

I can't find any real info yet on quality differences.

I imagine that I could get more for selling the new one.

Your thoughts please?
 
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Well, I can't compare because I only have the old version... But the old 10-30 is not particularly great optically. According to DXO, it's almost the weakest lens on Nikon 1 - only the 10-100 super zooms are weaker:
http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Ratings/Optical-Metric-Scores

So if the new version is better - do you really need a filter on that lens?

Mike
Probably not, this was more a question of looking for any experience folks may have had. I suspect that if I really want to do landscapes and such, I would buy the 6.7-13mm. The new one is a fair bit smaller, that is for sure.
 
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So if the new version is better - do you really need a filter on that lens?
I would not use a filter, but I would like to use a lens hood. Without filter threads there is no way to mount one. I too am curious about the optical performance of the new 10-30. My "old" version is OK but better would be nice.
 
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Of course the "new" version has not been "tested" yet, so it is hard to tell specifics. I wonder, on the lens hood issue, how needed this is with this new "type" of lens? We are seeing these on a lot of cameras now, seems to me a hood would still be useful though.
 
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Probably not, this was more a question of looking for any experience folks may have had. I suspect that if I really want to do landscapes and such, I would buy the 6.7-13mm. The new one is a fair bit smaller, that is for sure.
The 6.7-13 is a much better lens than the old 10-30, for sure. I just can't get myself to buy one since I also have the Olympus 9-18 for m4/3, and that gives me better IQ overall as a portable landscape system...

When I travel ultra-light, I use my m4/3 setup for wide to midrange, portrait and low light... And my Nikon 1 system for telephoto :)

Of course the "new" version has not been "tested" yet, so it is hard to tell specifics. I wonder, on the lens hood issue, how needed this is with this new "type" of lens? We are seeing these on a lot of cameras now, seems to me a hood would still be useful though.
A hood starts to defeat the purpose of small & light, however... The original 10-30 also didn't include a hood.

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The 6.7-13 is a much better lens than the old 10-30, for sure. I just can't get myself to buy one since I also have the Olympus 9-18 for m4/3, and that gives me better IQ overall as a portable landscape system...

When I travel ultra-light, I use my m4/3 setup for wide to midrange, portrait and low light... And my Nikon 1 system for telephoto :)

A hood starts to defeat the purpose of small & light, however... The original 10-30 also didn't include a hood.

Mike
I'm too cheap to have 2 different systems ;)

The V3 is going to find a niche, maybe 2, for me. One will be the "extreme reach" end of the world, the other will be street kinds of things and "small".
 
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I'm too cheap to have 2 different systems ;)

The V3 is going to find a niche, maybe 2, for me. One will be the "extreme reach" end of the world, the other will be street kinds of things and "small".
Too cheap - yeah right ;) Let's see - D800, D7100, V3, 400/2.8... :)

The 2nd system works well for me, because my wife also shoots m4/3...

I just never find myself traveling with only 1 camera anymore - it's either D800 + V1, or G5 + V1, or G5 + D7100. If I upgrade the V1 to V3 it wouldn't change things in the way my setups work - it would be a telephoto addition to D800 or G5. But maybe it would make the D7100 obsolete in my kit??? Hmm...

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Too cheap - yeah right ;) Let's see - D800, D7100, V3, 400/2.8... :)

But maybe it would make the D7100 obsolete in my kit??? Hmm...

Mike
My 400 f2.8 AFS-1, $3800, I do call that cheap ..... ;), well, relatively anyway.

I have, to be honest with you, thought about the D7100 myself. I have been holding out for the mythical/magical/mystical D400 for so long, that just maybe the V3 is the answer. I had considered adding that new mythical camera if/when it shows up, or maybe another D7100, but I could see another V3 or V4 instead. Depends a lot on what my wife finds more comfortable. I could see hooking her up with a V3 and the new 70-300. I just need to find the cheap way to do it, don't you know.
 

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