Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBN18028DEDA MFR # 1940B
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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Internal Focus System; Auto-Manual Mode
  • Manual Aperture Ring
  • Built-In Retractable Lens Hood
  • Metal Barrel
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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  • 1Description

The AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens from Nikon is a prime telephoto lens with a fast maximum aperture for effective low-light imaging and shallow depth of field control. Useful for portraiture, astronomical photography and other telephoto applications, its 9-blade diaphragm helps to create pleasing out-of-focus highlights. Compatible with both FX and DX format DSLRs, its 35mm focal length equivalence on DX format cameras is 270mm.

With a compact build and internal focusing system to remain a constant length it is easy to handhold. A built-in collapsible lens hood deflects unwanted light, and the A/M switch makes changes between autofocus and manual focus easy. One extra low dispersion glass element reduces chromatic aberrations and provides high resolution and contrast. Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating minimizes ghosting and flare.

This lens' autofocus function is compatible with Nikon DSLRs featuring a built-in autofocus motor. It will not support auto focusing when used with certain DSLRs that do not have an integrated focus motor, such as the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, and D5300.

High-performance telephoto prime lens with fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. Compatible with FX and DX format DSLRs, demonstrating a 270mm focal length equivalence on DX format cameras.
ED glass element offers high-resolution and high-contrast imaging even at maximum aperture
Internal focus technology for fast AF operation and ease of handling
Super Integrated Lens Coating enhances light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare
Built-in retractable lens hood deflects stray light and protects front element
In the Box
Nikon Telephoto Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D AF ED-IF Autofocus Lens
  • Cl-38 Case
  • Built-In Hood
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Focal Length 180mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 270 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 13° 40'
    DX Picture Angle: 9°
    Minimum Focus Distance 5' / 1.52 m
    Magnification 0.15x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 5.7" / 7.87 x 14.48 cm
    Weight 1.67 lb / 760 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 8.1 x 6.7"
    AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Autofocus Lens 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. This model has internal focus ans is lighter and handier than the older version but these days would be considered hampered by the slow clunky speed of the 90's era D autofocus. If you are shooting sports or wildlife and need the autofocus to do that you might want to look at other options but for most other use where the fastest most accurate autofocus is not an issue this is still a fantastic lens
    Date published: 2014-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sharp lens The Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 lens is a good sharp lens. The auto focus is fast and accurate enough to catch motion while being sharp with details. The lens is heavy with a good solid well built feel to it, and has the added advantage of a built in hood. This lens is comparable to the Nikkor 105mm lens, as both lenses give sharp details while delivering a very pleasing bokeh. I used it on a trip to a large city, and found that the length was very good for getting distance shots without disturbing or inhibiting my subjects. I am extremely pleased with the output from this lens and would recommend it highly.
    Date published: 2009-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow - Super sharp wide open at 2.8 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?! Plenty sharp wide open, great color, great contrast... love this thing. It's built like a tank. While this is sold new, it's not a new design, and it is a shame Nikon stopped designing lenses with solid builds like this. I'm sure it saves them a few pennies, and ultimately that is their goal, to make the most money... but man, this thing is solid.
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complements my mid-range zoom 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. As well, this particular Nikon lens is relic of the past, with construction and materials not found much today. Results I've seen so far are excellent. Clean and sharp images across the frame, even at f/2.8 or f/4. I haven't seen any of the purple fringing noted by some reviewers elsewhere. Focus speed seems fast and sure, at least in reasonable photographic lighting conditions.
    Date published: 2012-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sharp, amazing bokeh In these days of zoom lenses, having a fixed focus one is kind of weird, but when you put this baby on a Nikon and shoot people, the results are simple: Oohhs, wows...Just beautiful! Super solid construction (Older style, all metal Nikon). Not too heavy for a bright lens. Not for everybody. Most people don't seem to like the idea of not been able to zoom. But if you want insane sharpness, nothing like a fixed focal lens. Really like it a lot. Problems Encountered: None. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Nikon 70-300, Nikon 105 F2.8, Nikon 135 F2.8 Items I Recommend: Hoya 72mm HMC or Pro Series filter.
    Date published: 2007-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Telephoto Lens 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. I have also used it at the circus.
    Date published: 2013-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again 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. I am just very impressed with the sharpness of this lens. Thus far there is nothing I do not like about this lens. I will be taking it with me to Europe. I look forward using it. My four star rating is only because I have only had the lens for a short period of time.
    Date published: 2011-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value 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. As much as zooms have improved I find I consistently prefer the images I get with primes. The other advantage is price. A 180mm f/2.8 for under $ from Nikon is a steal. Considering their 70-200mm f/2.8 retails for more than two and a half times the cost of this lens this is a great deal. It is also smaller and lighter, despite the metal construction, than an equivalent zoom lens. If you want to show off a big lens to make a statement this is not your product, but if you want great pictures you will not be disappointed with the quality of this lens.
    Date published: 2014-08-25
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