Reviews and Problems with Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor
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Light weight and tack sharp
wokeba, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
Excerpt: Just bought this lens from B&H. This lens is much lighter and physically smaller than its AIS cousin.With my Nikon D750, AF is ok, but very sharp. And the bokeh just blow me away. I'd highly recommend it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I love this lens. Very light, compact, well built and I love the way it isolates the subject. Brought a used copy and had it serviced by Nikon as images were a bit blurry, probably due to dirty rear aperture blades. Since getting it back I've had no problems. This is a great lens.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is an old style lens and it shows. I feel that is a positive, but some people may think it a negative. There is no image stabilization and no autofocus motor. If your camera body supports older lenses, I believe all Nikon full frame camera and the D7000/710o do, then the autofocus will work fine because the camera body has a motor to drive the lens. This is a prime lens so it almost goes without saying that images are clear and sharp.
Excerpt: This lens is great. I use it on a D7100 and found that it seems the sharpest at f/4-f/8. f/2.8 has a tiny bit of CA but it's easy to fix in Lightroom. Since I got this lens, I haven't taken it off of my camera. My 18-200mm is gathering dust now, unless I need the wide end of the lens. This is a very solid lens and I'm not sure why it isn't more well-known. I got my lens used for $550 and you couldn't tell that it had been used before.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor review by Kdavis
12 August 2014
Summary: So I purchased a used copy of this during the time I was testing one from BorrowLens.com and had a chance to compare the image quality of both. The rental was clear and the used copy was hazy so after purchase, I sent the used copy ( which was flawless cosmetically ) to Nikon and had it refurbished and haven't been dissapointed at all. I essentially paid for a new lens. I love this lens.
Pros: Great build quality, Light weight, Sharp images, Excellent bokeh
Summary: This is a great Nikon prime. Beautiful images...excellent build quality.....great for portraits and sports and it won't break the bank. Get a well cared for used one and save a few bucks. I did but had to send it to Nikon for recalibration shortly after purchase and I hated I had to but now I'm glad I did. My copy takes great pictures.
Summary: I've had this lens for a few years; bought it from another pro who's been borrowing it from me ever since. Sharp, clear, lightweight with great bokeh, the well-balanced Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED is one prime lens that regularly goes with me on all assignments. Packs easily with the hard case. I photograph motorsports and this one's perfect for drag racing shots on the start line. Love it!
Excerpt: I've had this lens for a few years; bought it from another pro who's been borrowing it from me ever since. Sharp, clear, lightweight with great bokeh, the well-balanced Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED is one prime lens that regularly goes with me on all assignments. Packs easily with the hard case. I photograph motorsports and this one's perfect for drag racing shots on the start line. Love it!