- Model name: Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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 cameras. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sample Images by Nikon 180mm f/2.8D on Flickr
Nikon 180mm F/2.8 Specifications
|Construction||6 groups /7 elements|
|Camera Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format Compatibility||Nikon FX/35mm Film
Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras
|Angle of view||18°|
|F stop range||1:7.1|
|Closest Focusing Distance||4ft.|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||3.1 x 4.7 in.|