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I recently got a Nikon 1 J1 camera and would like a bigger lens, I've been looking on the internet for answers but can't seem to find anything. I was looking for a 30-110mm size or larger at a reasonable price, i've tried the Nikon website but don't seem to be getting anywhere.

I mainly use it for wildlife photography so any suggestions that would be good for this type of photography would be great! Thanks!

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The Nikon 1 system uses a new lens mount, so there are few lenses. The 30-110 is the longest available. Of course, that's effectively about 80-300 mm (in the 35 mm format), so that's a fairly long lens already.

Another option is Nikon's FT1 which will let you mount any of Nikon's F-mount lenses (AF-S lenses will be able to autofocus, you will need to focus manually with others) to your J1. Combine that with a 70-200 and you've got some reach -- on the order of 190-540 mm! (Multiply by 2.7X)

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Thanks so much! This has helped so much! (: –  Smeg18 Apr 17 '13 at 18:49
@Wolfier1996 Visit to merge your two accounts. Then you can mark an answer as accepted, which is the "official" way to say thank you on this site. –  mattdm Apr 17 '13 at 19:10

The Nikon 1 system uses its own, new lens mount. You can find a list at Nikon's site. Or, retailer B&H Photo has an easy search for lenses in this mount.

There is indeed a 30-110mm zoom lens, as well as a bigger, heavier, and more expensive 10-100mm. There aren't any other telephoto options for the system yet, so short of using an adapter those are basically your only options for wildlife.

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The 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 is shown on Nikon's USA website with a retail price of $249.95.

Several merchants sell it thorough in white or black for $246.95.

While $250 is not exactly a trivial amount, it is on the lower end of the scale for detachable camera lenses.

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