1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6

Color Variation[[[Beige]]][[[Pink]]][[[Red]]][[[Khaki]]]
  • * Color availability may vary according to region.
  • * Some colors are available only for the kit lenses.

This lens with a retractable lens mechanism comes in a compact-size, allowing you to carry it easily to capture scenes from your daily life. Whether in wide or tele, you can shoot the subject in crisp sharp images.

Key Features

  • CX-format compatible, standard 2.7x zoom lens with a focal-length range of 11-27.5 mm (angle of view is equivalent to focal-length range of 30-74 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Optical design optimized for Nikon CX format employs one ED glass element and one aspherical lens element
  • Zoom ring operation turns the camera power on/off (power off: not available with J1/V1)
  • - Rotating the zoom ring turns power on
  • - Retracting the lens turns power off [NEW]
  • Compared to 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, it is lighter by approx. 32 g (approx. 28%) and shorter by approx. 11 mm (approx. 26%)
  • Retractable lens mechanism improves portability
  • Exterior styling designed to emphasize the compactness
  • High-texture external design emphasizes high performance and high quality
  • The lenses are available in 6 different colors.

Quickly turn your camera on/off by manipulating the lens

Turn the camera on and off simply by extending and retracting the lens. You no longer need to press the power switch.

Note: This function is applicable only to 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, and 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6. Nikon J1/ V1 accommodate turning the power on only. You must use the latest version firmware.


Lens name
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm F/3.5-5.6
Lens construction (groups/elements)
6/8, 1 protective glass
Angle of view
72° to 32°20'
Number of diaphragm
7(rounded diaphragm opening)
Minimum f-stop
Minimum focus distance
0.3 m/1.0 ft.
from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
(35mm equivalent ratio)
Approx. 83g (3.0oz)
Dia. x length
Approx. 57.5×31mm
(distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Filter-attachment size
Lens cap type
Lens hood
Lens case
Lens hood cap
  • *Lens hood names indicate type: HN for Screw-in, HR for Rubber Screw-in, HK for Slip-on, HS for Snap-on and HB for Bayonet.
  • *Specifications are subjects to change without notice.

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
20 lines/mm
60 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass element