Which Nikon lenses are non-plastic?

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Which Nikon lenses are non-plastic?
Aug 11, 2011

Hi! I'm a Pentax person, but recently have been considering a D700 to scratch my FF itch...

So.... pardon my ignorance.... but I just kinda noticed that most Nikon lenses feature lots of plastic... and so far, the only non-plastic / all-metal lenses still in production that I've become aware of are:

  • The 180mm f/2.8 AF-D

  • The Manual Primes

Are there any others? (Sorry, but my google searches didn't turn up much...)

And while I'm at it, why do the manual lenses have those protuding metal knobs at the sides?

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