Reviews and Problems with Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor
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Great lens! Got mine used!
4 weeks ago
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. <br /><br />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: I was so excited to get this lens, when it arrived it took some tinkering to figure out how to use it. But now that I've used it, I'm in love! it gives fantastic picture quality, the depth of field is wonderful, it's sturdy and well made. a great lens.
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!
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!
Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor review by Glutte
11 April 2013
Summary: Mine is the AF 180mm ED non D model. I would have given this lens a perfect score if I had not been owner of a Nikon 180mm 2.8 ED ai-s before. This MF lens was sharper at f/2.8 and completely free of chromatic aberration and fringing.Bokey at 2.8 was a dream. It was looking like a wreck but took incredible pictures...and I sold it. Very bad idea! From 5.6 there is no difference between these 2 lenses. But a f/2.8 is supposed to be good at f/2.8.
Pros: Very well built, Sharpness from f/4,exceptional lens after f/4, good bokey.
Cons: chromatic aberration and color fringing f2.8,
Summary: I want to use this lens more, I need to use it more! It is one of the sweetest lenses hands down. I know some will say it is heavy and that is true, especially attached to a Nikon D2H or D2X but I like working out my biceps when I shoot. If you decide to purchase this lens you will 1.) love and 2.) really love it...at least I do! But don't let my enthusiasm of its greatness influence you decision, heck you can always rent lenses these days before you buy.