I got my hands on this new Nikon 10-100mm Powered Zoom Lens to unbox, sniff and take a few test shots. What an interesting hunk of glass especially for $750. It is both interesting because it is a powered zoom that is silent and the fact that it is such a large lens on such a small body.
Even though this lens is large and has some weight to it, it did not make the J1 seem any less balanced in my hands. You have the ability to control the speed of the zoom, it can be smooth or it can snap in and out very fast.
As you can see in the images here I show you what it looks like at 10mm as well as 100mm. If you do not mind carrying around a large lens on the J1 or V1 this could be the only lens you may need for this camera for a long time.
Being that this camera is designed for amateurs and not pros I can live with the slower aperture. We all have to keep in mind that this camera is not designed for us to go and shoot our pro jobs, its more for carrying around to capture some video and snap shots.
Who is this lens for. This lens honestly is for anyone who owns a J1 or V1. It is perfect for vacations, sports, concerts, parties and pretty much anything else you can think of. It gives you a lot of versatility for both still images and video. I really can see this being a fun lens to capture a lot of video of the kids playing sports or those family vacations.