Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (en)

Waterproof 1 NIKKOR lenses are exclusively for Nikon 1 AW1
interchangeable lens format digital cameras.  The angle of view
is equivalent to a 35 mm format lens with a focal length about
2.7× longer. When attached to a waterproof camera, the water-,
dust-, and shock-proof 1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 and
1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses are compliant with the JIS/IEC
Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing standard, allowing the camera to be
used at depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for as long as 60 minutes at a
time. They have also passed drop tests from a height of 2 m
(6.6 ft) while attached to the camera. These lenses are not water-,
dust-, or shock-proof when not attached to the camera. The forego-
ing statement regarding water-, dust-, and shock-proofing is not a
blanket guarantee that the product will be water- or dust-proof in
all circumstances or invulnerable to damage or destruction.
Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out.
Lens Care
• Use only with hoods, lens caps, and other accessories designated for
use with this product.
• When using an optional lens hood, do not pick up or hold the lens or
camera using only the hood.
• Keep the CPU contacts and O-ring seal clean and immediately remove
any foreign matter with a blower.
• Contact a Nikon-authorized service representative should you notice
that the O-ring seal is cracked, deformed, or otherwise damaged.
• Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the lens surfaces. To avoid
scratches, do not use force when removing sand and other foreign
• Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean
the lens.
• Attach the front and rear caps when the lens is not in use.
• If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool,
dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight
or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
• Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or warp
parts made from reinforced plastic.
• The lens features a built-in O-ring that should be replaced at least
once a year by a Nikon-authorized service representative, regardless
how frequently the lens is used. A fee is charged for this service.