On land or under the water, you’ll always be able to capture great photos and movies with this tough zoom lens.
Waterproof, shockproof, and freeze-proof, the 1 NIKKOR AW 2.5x zoom lens provides versatile, precise shooting in diverse outdoor conditions. Handsome-looking with a luxurious metallic exterior, it complements the Nikon 1 AW1 camera perfectly.
Great for everything from casual snapshots to portraits and distant subjects, the 11–27.5mm zoom range (35mm equivalent: 30–74mm) covers most commonly used focal lengths. The wide zoom ring facilitates easy zooming, even when wearing gloves.
CX-format 2.5x zoom lens.
11–27.5mm zoom range (35mm equivalent: 30–74mm): Covers most commonly used focal lengths.
Waterproof to 15 m, shockproof from heights of up to 2 m, and freeze-proof for temperatures down to -10°C.* Shoot in diverse outdoor conditions without worrying about the elements or minor accidents.
Nikon 1 optimized optics: Enjoy sharp images across the entire frame. An ED glass element and an aspherical lens element ensure superior resolution and contrast.
Wide zoom ring with knurled anti-slip surface facilitates smooth zooming, even when wearing gloves.
Robust Nikon 1 design: Compact build and a tough yet luxurious metallic exterior lends a touch of class. An extra layer of glass in front of the lens protects it from water and dust.
Colours: This lens is available in black. Silver and white versions are available when you purchase a Nikon 1 AW1 kit.
Waterproof 1 mount lens
8 elements in 6 groups (including 1 ED lens element and 1 aspherical lens element), 1 protective glass element
Angle of view
72° - 32° 20′
Minimum focus distance
0.3 m (1.0 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio (35mm  equivalent ratio)
0.1x at minimum focus distance with zoom set at maximum telephoto position (0.28x)
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
11 mm focal length: f/3.5 - f/16. 27.5 mm focal length: f/5.6 - f/16
40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard when attached to camera; exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing
Maximum 15 m (49 ft), but may not be used at depths that exceed camera's maximum operating depth
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dust-proofing
-10 °C - +40 °C (+14 °F - +104 °F) on land, 0 °C - +40 °C (+32 °F - +104 °F) in water
Approx. 63 mm diameter x 56.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 182 g (6.5 oz)