Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens

Product Summary


The AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED is a great tele prime to have simply because it is faster, lighter and of course sharper than most of the other tele-zooms that Nikon makes.  Auto-focusing capabilities are also quite good. Being a prime lens helps it weight facto immensely and so does the build quality that makes it one of the toughest lenses to have.

8 elements arranged in 6 groups makes up the construction of the lens. If you’re using a step-up ring then it could be problematic though because of the built-in lens hood. The diaphragm of the lens is made of 9 traditional blades. The widest aperture of the lens is f/2.8 but it can stop all the way down to an aperture of f/22. The maximum angle of view of the lens is 9° on a DX format DSLR whereas on a FX format DSLR the same is 13°40′.

Nikon has provided both its Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and Extra-low Dispersion glass elements in this lens. They reduce the flares; increases color saturation and suppress ghosts. The AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED has a very close minimum focusing distance of only 5’ (or 1.5 meters).

The lens uses a filter thread of 72mm and the overall dimensions are 3.1×5.7” (diameter x length). The weight of the lens is 760 grams (testimony of its tough metal build).

The lens ships with a 72mm filter for the front, a LF-1 rear lens cap and a CL-38 flexible pouch for easy transportation of the lens. AF not supported by D40 and D60 camerasAvailable at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Sample Images by Nikon 180mm f/2.8D on Flickr

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Nikon 180mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction6 groups /7 elements
Camera Mount TypeNikon F
Format CompatibilityNikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras
Angle of view18°
F stop range1:7.1
Closest Focusing Distance4ft.
Maximum Magnification1:7.1
Filter Size72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)3.1 x 4.7 in.
Weight28.6 oz.


Purchase options

Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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