Reviews and Problems with Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor
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Zack Lay, Amazon
27 May 2014
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.
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!
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.
Excerpt: This lens was originally purchased for use with my Nikon D50. I now use it for my Nikon D7000. If you have the correct exposure, then this produces amazing quality images with very little post-processing. This is the perfect lens when you need that extra reach. It is easily handheld in very low-light situations. I primarily use this to complement my other prime lenses (50mm f/1.8 & 85mm f/1.8). It is mainly used at events for my daughter and son.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Using this on a Nikon D600 as a telephoto complement to the 28-70mm zoom that is on the camera most of the time. Selected the 180mm over the usual 70-200mm zoom to save weight and length, so I could pack the entire outfit in a bag I'd be willing/able to carry most of the time. My choice of the 180mm FL (out of numerous available options) is intended to provide a true long-lens experience yet not demand a full-time tripod.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I have owned this type of lens since the film days and have always wanted one when I went into dslrs and since it's an affordable lens especially used, I got one again. The only minor issue with this lens is it's motor driven AF, yet even with this limitation, I consider it sufficiennt for my use. Comparing to other lenses, the Nikkor 180mm AF is a fine lens with excellent optics. A legend no doubt.