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8.5 out of 10

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

High-performance medium telephoto for sports arenas or concert h Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor

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Overall 10
10

Great Value

MarkV, B&H Photo
25 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: No autofocus motor
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Overall 10
10

Great lens! Got mine used!

Luke, Adorama
21 August 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Happy, Happy, Happy

captn.ken, Ebay
20 August 2014
  • Summary: Bought this lens based on other reviews. It is rapidly becoming one of my favorite lenses. Very sharp images. Very well built. Not so big you can't handle it easily.
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Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor review by Kdavis

Kdavis, slrgear.com
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
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Get one....

Ken Davis "Kdavis", Amazon
3 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

quick and crisp through all apeture ranges.

anthonyg5853, Ebay
9 April 2014
  • Summary: great lens for portraits when used on the Nikon D-610 focus is smooth and fast despit it being an older af lens.
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Overall 10
10

One of Nikon's best!

MsTakin, Adorama
13 February 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 10
10

One of Nikon's best!

MsTakin, Nikon
13 February 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp and lovely but purple fringing!

heidi, B&H Photo
12 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens was super sharp and fast, but the purple fringing was too much. If this happened every so often, it'd be no big deal, but it happened on nearly every shot.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Telephoto AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF A

orlando, B&H Photo
4 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great Medium Telephoto Lens. Exeptional image quality. Small arpeture f/2.8. Solid construction.
  • Pros: Beautifull Images, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Solid Construction, Strong Construction
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