|AF||Autofocus lens with mechanical transmission of the aperture value to the camera. Designed for Nikon SLR cameras equipped with built-in motor. The autofocus will not be available with the rest of Nikon SLR cameras.|
|D||The lens transmits distance information to the camera.|
|ED||The lens incorporates one or several low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|IF||The lens has internal focusing. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED||Dec 1994||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 IF-ED||Nov 1987||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 IF-ED||Sep 1986||⊗|
|Nikon AI-S Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 ED||Mar 1981||⊗|
|Nikon AI Nikkor 180mm F/2.8||1977||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-P·C 180mm F/2.8||Jun 1975||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-P 180mm F/2.8||Jun 1970||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||13.7° (35mm full frame)
9° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||8 elements in 6 groups, including 1 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Nikon F)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø78.5 x 144 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||72 mm|
The lens barrel is heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features A - M focus mode switch.
|A||Autofocus mode without manual override.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 72 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.
The lens does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/180 second which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
|Sensor size||35.9×24 mm|
|Vignetting at F/2.8||-0.69 EV|
Landscape photography1)▪Travel photography▪Wild nature photography1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 158..202 mm)
|Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 IF-ED||1986||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 IF-ED||1987||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2G ED VR II||2010||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2G ED-IF VR||2004||⊗|