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 Type Zoom Lens
Focal Length 70-180mm
Mount Type Nikon F
Format Full Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s) 35mm SLR
Compatible with Teleconverters No
Zoom Ratio 2.57x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1.32
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization) No
Aperture Information
Aperture Ring Yes
Maximum Aperture f/4.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperture f/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format) 34°
Optical Information
Lens Elements 18
Lens Groups 14
Diaphragm Blades 9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements 1
Nano Crystal Coat No
Super Integrated Coat (SIC) Yes
Focus Information
Focus Autofocus
Built-in Focus Motor Yes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) No
Minimum Focus Distance 0.37m
Filter Information
Filter Size 62mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust Sealing No
Mount Material Metal
Tripod Collar Yes
Dimensions 75×167mm
Weight 1,010g
Other Information
Available in Colors Black

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


  1. 1) Bob, Maryland
    February 28, 2016 at 7:38 am

    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.

    • February 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you Bob, I have fixed the issue!

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