Reviews and Problems with Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor
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As a wedding photographer I strive to have the best tools that will help me capture people's special day
Neal Mizushima, Amazon
23 July 2015
Summary: As a wedding photographer I strive to have the best tools that will help me capture people's special day. But with a full schedule of weddings I also value light weight. For a while I was using my 105mm macro lens as my long lens.
Excerpt: I use this on my D7100 and rest assured, you can shoot this all day long at 2.8 and get amazing sharpness and very little chromatic aberrations. I was blown away by how sharp it was wide open. Sure it gets even sharper at 5.6 or 8, but who needs it?!
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Nikon came out with this lens in the 1990s to replace the venerable but sharp as a tack 180mm f2.8 manual focus lens which unlike the canon equivalent was external focus. even though the lens was a staple of news and sports shooters the stiff external focus was hard to use for that.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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
Summary: Truly a legendary lens, going back to its first incarnation as a manual lens in the 1970s. A friend who worked as a photojournalist in the 70s and 80s said it was one of his main go-to lenses, as it was sharp enough wide open to produce usable images at night without flash, and sharp enough in the...
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...
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction