Reviews and Problems with Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor
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Light weight and tack sharp
wokeba, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
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 middle that it was his "virtual zoom"- he could enlarge the center of an image and it was still sharp enough.
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.
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. 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
Summary: This lens has been around for many, many years. There's a reason that Nikon has changed it VERY little from the time it was first released. It's perfect! Really. This is one of the best primes in my bag. Only slightly shorter than the MUCH more expensive 70-200 f/2.8, and better quality by a long shot.
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.
Summary: I have used this lens on my Nikon D-600 now for several months. It s very sharp, focuses accurately and quickly and is just the focal length I need in more than 50% of my shooting situation. Good lens, good focal length, good price.
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.