Nikon 180mm f/2.8 IF-ED AF Review Round-Up

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Photo Zone

It was a joy to test drive the AF 180mm f/2.8 IF-ED – it’s one of those lenses that harmonized perfectly with the camera. The resolution is generally excellent. Distortions and vignetting are not field relevant. Lateral CAs are well controlled although you may spot purple fringing at times. During the field tests the lens was also capable of delivering outstanding contrast and a nice bokeh (with a bit of bokeh fringing). READ FULL REVIEW

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SLR Gear

This lens isn’t “prickly” sharp wide open, but quickly becomes so as you stop down a little. It has a broad sweet spot from about f/5.6 to f/11, but even wide open at f/2.8 it showed excellent uniformity across our D200 test body’s DX sensor. Very, very nice sharpness characteristics, very well behaved. This lens is built like the proverbial tank. The barrel is metal, covered with an attractive and slightly retro-looking black crinkle paint finish. The manual focus ring operates very smoothly, with lots of travel, making for easy and precise focus adjustment. The Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 is a really fine example of the lens makers’ art, and a great choice for a medium-length tele for Nikon shooters. READ FULL REVIEW

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