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Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
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[quote name='Studor13' timestamp='1321781511' post='13051']

I had a look at the j1/V1 a few weeks ago and they look nice. Shame about the prices though.



Not sure if this is old news but below is a link which helps explain why these cameras and lenses are so expensive.

http://micgadget.com/17011/nikon-mirrorl...-in-china/





And an extract:



"Once final assembly is complete each lens is checked and tested against large black and white test charts that adorn the walls, before passing on to quality assurance and the packaging section."

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Final assembly of almost all cameras requires large amounts of manual labor. only parts manufacturing is automatic, such as board printing, lens grinding etc. Assembled products have also to be tested and calibrated before shipment. To what extent the NIkon1 factory makes greater use of manual labour or executes more stringent testing than other manufacturer is not descirbed in the article. The author was only subjectivly impressed by the manufacturing process. Thus, the article doesnt support an argument whether or not manufacturing costs of the nikon one models are indeed higher than those of comparable models from other manufacturers.

one could only guess that the higher costs maybe due to better materials or a more complex construction of the camera itself or unique features which require more manual labour in the assembly or simply because Nion can charge more because of brand (there was a poll last week in the US according to which US consumers are prepared to pay more for a nikon brand camera than for other brands) .
  


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Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - by ficofico - 11-20-2011, 08:11 AM
Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - by mousefire - 11-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - by Studor13 - 11-20-2011, 09:31 AM
Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - by Guest - 11-20-2011, 09:42 AM
Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - by Dick England - 11-20-2011, 10:57 AM
Next PZ lens test report: 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - by Dick England - 11-20-2011, 02:13 PM

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