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Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED
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Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED review: specs and price

Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

Why is Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED better than the average?

  • Widest aperture
    f/2.8 vsf/3.0399999999999996
  • Maximum focal length
    180mmvs138.49mm
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    2.8fvs3.52f
  • Aperture blades
    9vs8.14
  • Transmission
    2.9TStopvs3.63TStop
  • DxOMark score
    19vs16.34
  • Chromatic aberration
    6µmvs9.13µm
  • Minimum angle of view
    13°vs30.71°

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General info

1.maximum focal length

180mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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2.Front element doesn't rotate
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

3.Is a telephoto lens
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

4.Has a metal mount
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

5.minimum focal length

180mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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6.has or is a prime lens
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

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Optics

1.magnification

0.15x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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2.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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3.maximum angle of view

13°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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4.minimum angle of view

13°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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1.2f

3.aperture blades

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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5.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm F/2.8D IF-ED

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

2.minimum focus distance

1.5m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Benchmarks

1.sharpness result

8P-MPix

The sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

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2.transmission

2.9TStop

The transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

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1.6TStop

3.vignetting

-0.9

The vignetting result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Vignetting refers to when the brightness of an image changes from the center towards the edges, resulting in darkened corners. A result of 0 is perfect and the image will have no vignetting. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

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4.DxOMark score

19

DxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

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5.chromatic aberration

6µm

The lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

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6.distortion

0.6%

The distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

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