Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikkor AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1997-09-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length70-180mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2.57x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:1.32
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/4.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)34°
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)13°
Optical Information
Lens Elements18
Lens Groups14
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.37m
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Nikkor AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED  Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikkor AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED  MTF Wide

Nikkor AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED  MTF Tele


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This i bought new in the mid-nineties and used it for over ten years. Very convenient to use, because you rarely had to drag the tripod back and forth, as can happen with macro lenses. Also very sharp. I hardly used autofocus, which hunts between the subject and the backgound in any case. Never thought too much about use as a non macro lens. I miss this like I would miss a thumb.

Bob, Maryland

I find a zoom macro very handy when working on a tripod, so this is usually the lens I take when I expect to take a variety of close ups. It is heavy, but not overly large, and I’ve been pleased with the results on my D810. AF is slow, but nice to have when you’re not shooting close ups. There is an error in the description of this lens: it does have an aperture ring, as the picture shows.