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AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED

High-performance medium telephoto for sports arenas or concert halls

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  • ED
  • A-M
  • IF

Key Features

  • High-performance medium telephoto lens for action and astronomical photography
  • ED glass elements offer high-resolution and high-contrast image even at maximum aperture
  • IF (Internal Focusing) technology for fast AF operation


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
8 elements in 6 groups (1 ED glass element)
Picture angle
13°40' [9° with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
1.5 m / 5 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 78.5 x 144 mm/3.1 x 5.7 in.
Approximately 760 g/26.8 oz.
Supplied accessories
72mm Snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-38

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements