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Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED 35mm Primes

4.76 star rating
                      4.76 / 5 (37 Reviews)
MSRP : $749.00
Focal Length : 180mm - 180mm | Focus : Autofocus  

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length180mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance60 in
    Picture Angle13 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size72 mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diameter3.1 in
    Length5.7 in
    Weight27.1 oz
    Product ID20724109

Product Description

Ideal for sports, action or news photography. Features Nikon Internal Focusing technology - lenses inside the barrel adjust, without requiring an extension of the barrel. Autofocus capability. Nikon ED glass assures superb sharpness and image quality. Accepts 72mm filters. Built-in lens hood.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joseph a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2007

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Absoloutly the best three is. This is one sharp glass you can not afford not having one. I have number of lenses in my bagpack but none takes to be the sharpness and clarity of this unit. This is the ED IF lens. Solid, well built, yet easy to handle. I know it has been in the market for sometimes, but this is one I can talk about it over and over.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Local newsgroup

Similar Products Used:   105mm f2.8 VR, 70-200 f2.8 VR

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff McCloughan a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight for its fast 2.8 Aperture.
Solid build.
Sharp. Even at 2.8
Beautiful Bokeh.
Built in hood.
Couples well with a tele converter

Weaknesses:    Sometimes it doesn't seem long enough. ie sports photography
Only really practical for head shot portraits unless you have alot of space to back up. I mainly used it for this anyway.

Bottom Line:   
This is possibly the sharpest lens I have ever shot with. It produces beautiful colour and I loved using it to take portraits on my D70.
Really good for portraits and for sport if you can get close enough to the action.
This type of lens would suit a user with the need for a fast light weight medium telephoto. Very easy to use and get superb results.
The built in hood is a fantastic idea for use when the sun is glaring.
If you are even slightly considering this lens then don't hesitate as it is a great buy.
I have successfully used it with a flash inside and got surprisingly good results.
Great for the price. I got mine second hand and it was the older version which has a very solid build quality.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   70-200mm 2.8ED VR
70-300mm 4-5.6G
105mm 2.8D Micro
300mm F4
D200 with MB-D200

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff82 a Expert

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2004

Strengths:    Excellent optics.
Very fast auto-focus.
lightweight and compact.
Built in lens hood.

Weaknesses:    None really.

Bottom Line:   
This is really a fantastic lens in a very useful focal length. It also mates well with both 1.4x and 2x Kenko teleconverters.

I use it mostly for nature and candid shots. While it's not my most used lens, its very sharp, and almost always in my kit.

I needed to decide between this lens and the 80-200 2.8 zoom. I went with the 180 prime because its much lighter and more compact than the 80-200 zoom. The built in lens hood is also a really nice bonus.

In summary, it's a really great lens.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $465.00

Purchased At:   Keh

Similar Products Used:   70-300 and 80-400 zooms.

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Intermediate from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2004

Strengths:    Everything about it!

Weaknesses:    none that I can think of (really!)

Bottom Line:   
This is the second time I have owned this lens ( I had, and foolishly sold, the non "D" AF version before). It is as sharp as a lens can get. Great color and contrast as well. No distortion. Well built.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $429.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   80-200mm f2.8 AF-D (to big for my taste and not as sharp as the 180mm).

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jean heintz a Professional from paris

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2003

Strengths:    Compact, rugged, ED glass, internal focus

Weaknesses:    No rear lens to protect the diaphragm blades, weight (due to ruggedness, though)

Bottom Line:   
This lens was already very useful with film, it is now a dream on a D100 : you get not less than a lightweight professional 300/2.8 lens ! Color rendition is very good, build construction is fine (I've been carrying this lens for years all around the globe) and manual focus is no pain. Just be careful about the blades since there isn't any rear lens protecting them. It's been my one and only telephoto lens since 1998.
Browse www.jeanheintz.com to see some pics.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Fnac

Similar Products Used:   Nikon AF 20, 24, 50

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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