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8.4 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 8
8.0

quick and crisp through all apeture ranges.

anthonyg5853, Ebay
9 April 2014
Overall 8
8.0

A True Classic - But Not Perfect

Damien Feldspar, Amazon
12 July 2012
  • Summary: This is an very nice and compact telephoto lens, especially on DX bodies like the D300; nice and sharp even wide open and by f/4, performance is approaching world class. This lens produces sharp, high-contrast images on the D300 and bokeh is excellent, with a soft and pleasing out of focus area rendition. The lens starts to show it's age on full frame cameras however, including the D700 and especially with the D800.
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Overall 8
8.0

I would say this is a must have lens for anyone with FX film or wildlife DX

tmandrekar, Ebay
4 November 2011
  • Summary: The 180ED is an amazingly compact lens for it's focal length, about the size of a 28-70/2.8 zoom. I shot it on Ektachrome slide film and on a D7000 DX body. In both cases the image is amazing with beautiful rendering of the subjects and out of focus area with nice colors and pristine sharpness. It does improve stopped down but it is one of the sharpest lenses I have owned fully open if not THE sharpest. Cost-wise it was in the $420 range which was reasonable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great optics and splendid performer in low light.

Fotoloco, Nikon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: I love using this lens in situations where some outreach in low light is required; It is fast and optically one of the best Nikkors I own. Aside from the usual benefits of fast lenses such as bright viewfinder images, its sharpness is just great at the wider apertures. A little large for general carry but a lens I like to have with me everywhere I go. Fantastic for public events, kids sports and even portraiture.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Fotoloco, Adorama
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I love using this lens in situations where some outreach in low light is required; It is fast and optically one of the best Nikkors I own. Aside from the usual benefits of fast lenses such as bright viewfinder images, its sharpness is just great at the wider apertures. A little large for general carry but a lens I like to have with me everywhere I go. Fantastic for public events, kids sports and even portraiture.
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Overall 8
8.0

purple fringing

Adorama
10 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Strong purple fringing of thin objects (e.g. branches) if high contrast background.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
10 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Strong purple fringing of thin objects (e.g. branches) if high contrast background.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
22 January 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens for the money Must be especially careful to avoid dust contamination when changing lens Feels good to hold Very sharp, consistent output with my D200
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Lens

Adorama
22 January 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens for the moneyMust be especially careful to avoid dust contamination when changing lensFeels good to holdVery sharp, consistent output with my D200
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Just do it.

Horneteer, Amazon
30 August 2012
  • Summary: Ok. A bit corny I know but it fits. I agonized over this lens for months before finally biting the preverbial bullet. Now I wonder why I hesitated. I have a D300 & a D7000 and this lens works flawlessly on both. Ok so the auto focus is not the fastest and yes it could be quieter but it's not really an issue for me and the quality of the images possible with this lens make up for any shortcommings in the auto focus department.
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