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

BH #NI18028DEDAF • MFR #1940
Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Integrated Coating
A versatile medium telephoto prime, the AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED from Nikon complements its reach with a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture for working in difficult lighting as well as controlling depth of field. Its optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element, which controls chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy. A Super Integrated Coating also helps to improve contrast and color rendering by reducing flare and ghosting. In addition to the optics, this 180mm f/2.8 is also characterized by its internal focusing design for quick and precise autofocus performance.
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Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Overview

A versatile medium telephoto prime, the AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED from Nikon complements its reach with a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture for working in difficult lighting as well as controlling depth of field. Its optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element, which controls chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy. A Super Integrated Coating also helps to improve contrast and color rendering by reducing flare and ghosting. In addition to the optics, this 180mm f/2.8 is also characterized by its internal focusing design for quick and precise autofocus performance.

Telephoto prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 270mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve shallow depth of field and selective focus effects as well as benefit working in difficult lighting conditions.
One extra-low dispersion element is used to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range in order to achieve a high degree of clarity and color fidelity.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Internal focusing AF system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses, and offers quick and precise focusing performance.

Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

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

Focal Length180mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View13° 40'
Minimum Focus Distance4.92' / 1.5 m
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus (with Nikon Cameras That Have an Autofocus Motor)
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.09 x 5.67" / 78.5 x 144 mm
Weight1.67 lb / 760 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 4.2 x 4"
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Does this lens have a protective rear glass? To keep dust, etc from getting into the lens as newer lenses have. Thanks.
Asked by: SERMET
The Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens does feature a special protective rear glass. When the lens is not on the camera the rear lens cap is the best protection to prevent dust etc.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-05-26

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I keep reading about purple frigging w/the Nikon 180mm f/2.8, what is the story about this?
Asked by: Frank S.
The only situations where the cromatic abberation apperars is when you have a stong light source that meets a dark area. In the wider aperatures f/3.5, under close inspection it can been seen. With Nikon Capute-D or photoshop, it can be eliminated with the click of a mouse. This lens is a world-class phojournalist/pro photographer standard medium telephoto that is no less than a stellar performer.
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Date published: 2019-03-23

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What is the maximum magnification I can get with this lens using 99 mm of extension tubes?
Asked by: Anonymous
ES COMPATIBLE CON UNA D800
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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I have a question on the AF-S function, on the specs it states the auto function in the lens is not compatible with the DX3300. could you explain this a little more? I want this lens for personal use in sports activities to capture players at bat, outfield etc. I will need the focus to be continuous. Will this lens work?
Asked by: Mechelle D.
I do not believe this lens will autofocus with either the D3300 or D5500 camera bodies. The lens does not have an integrated autofocus motor so it requires body to have a motor; that should be why it is an AF lens and not and AF-S. The compatibility really has more to do with the camera body than the lens. This is an older lens design and all the new lenses from Nikon are AF-S. This is a big, heavy metal lens that looks and feels like it is from the 1960's, but it takes beautiful images. I can verify that it works very well with a D7100 as I also am using this lens to capture low light sports.
Answered by: Mark V.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this lens work with any Nikon teleconverters?
Asked by: Eugene O.
Yes, it work. But I dont use with teleconverter because lost one point of aperture, but is possible use in this way
Answered by: Carlos H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can this lens be used with the FM10 manual camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
As the Nikon Telephoto Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D AF ED-IF Autofocus Lens has a manual aperture ring, yes, it would be compatible for use with the Nikon FM10 35mm film camera.
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