Nikon AF 180 mm f2.8D IF ED Telephoto Lens
Popular medium telephoto prime lens with ED glass
The fast AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED has proven itself a stellar performer in low-light situations where capturing distant action is crucial. It’s fast f/2.8 maximum aperture delivers beautiful background blur and versatile low-light capability. A favorite among astronomical photographers, photojournalists and portrait photographers, it’s also fantastic in sports arenas and concert halls.
Capture elusive moments, Fast f/2.8 medium telephoto reach
A favorite of astronomical photographers, the AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED is also well-suited for close portraits, short-range sports, theater photography and more. So whether you're interested in capturing the beauty of nature’s most elusive phenomenons or the exciting fast-pace of a sporting event, bring the action closer in exquisite detail and clarity.
Built for exacting images
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
Remarkably compact and easy to handle for such a fast medium telephoto, the AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED incorporates Nikon’s renowned Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass to compensate for chromatic aberration and deliver crisp, high-contrast clear images, even at the maximum aperture of f/2.8. Expect brilliant images every time.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) GlassAn optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
A-MA-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
IF LensA NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
FX in DX Crop Mode
ED Glass Elements
Super Integrated Coating
Minimum Focus Distance
5.0 ft. ( 1.5m)
Accepts Filter Type
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.1 in. (78.5 mm) x 5.7 in. (144 mm)
26.8 oz. (760 g)