Nikon NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED

Nikon 180mm f/2.8 ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 180mm f/2.8 ED

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1981-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: From the professional photographer to the amateur photographer, or anyone else who wants to take high-quality pictures, the Nikon Nikkor Ai-S 180 mm camera lens can help make that happen. With the ability to garner crisp and buttery images from up to 20 feet away from the subject, this 180 mm camera lens offers a telescopic manual focus lens that allows for exact focusing. The f/2.8 Nikon Nikkor Ai-S camera lens is designed to give the photographer quick focus in order to capture those quick action shots that are an integral parts of sports and photojournalism. Designed for digital SLR cameras, this particular Nikon ED lens gives a photographer sharp images that allows for easy access to candid shots as well as portraiture. Made of metal, the Nikon Nikkor Ai-S is a lightweight option for a 180 mm camera lens that offers a unique lens hood that, once pulled, allows it to be shaded. For a lens this affordable, this Nikon ED lens has superior sharpness, contrast, and color rendering.

Nikon NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length180mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Optical Information
Lens Elements5
Lens Groups5
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance1.8m
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions78 x 138mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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Airy Magnien

An excellent lens, nearly as good as the 105/2.5.

I use it on full frame as well as on Olympus micro 4/3 (with a mechanical adapter). Sharpness, more than usable full aperture, and moderate chromatic aberration make clean images possible with both sensor formats. Good bokeh too (even though the 105/2.5 AI is slightly better).