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Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor
8.5 out of 10

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

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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

Subidiom, 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy this product again

LarryR, B&H Photo
16 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I have only had this lens for three weeks. I have used it for sports and travel thus far. It has performed very well. I did a few night softball games and the photos came out sharp. The advertised broad sweet spot in the lens is true to form. It is built like a tank. The focus is fast.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Medium-Range Telephoto

Rico, B&H Photo
26 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Good telephoto lens for candid shots and some wildlife. Autofocus is very fast and quiet. Fast f2.8 is great in low light situations. This lens is a little on the heavy side, but it is very sturdy and well-built.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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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.
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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.
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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. Typical for this lens technology
  • 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. Typical for this lens technology
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Overall 8
8.0

180 mm f/2.8

Buck, B&H Photo
30 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Great lens, but when shooting certain subjects I have noticed some artifacts like purple fringing especially noticible when on the water, like surfing or sailing photography. Sometimes this can look artsy, but is not always desirable. Not the fastest to focus, but not bad either.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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