AF Zoom-Micro Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED (2.6x)

Key Features

  • Close-ups to approximately 0.37m/1.2 ft. (1:1.3 reproduction ratio)
  • ED glass elements offer high-resolution and high-contrast image even at maximum aperture
  • 112.4mm working distance
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm blades achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
  • Even life-size (1:1) magnification is possible with close-up attachment lens No. 6T (at 180mm)


Focal length
70, 85, 105, 135, 180mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
18 elements in 14 groups (1 ED glass element)
Picture angle
34°20' - 13°40' [22°50' - 9° with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
75×167 mm
Supplied accessories
62mm snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-14

When using Matrix or Center-Weighted Metering with this lens attached to F4-series cameras, set the exposure compensation dial for focusing screens to -1/2.

Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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