180 f/2.8 returns to my bag.

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Richard G T Senior Member • Posts: 1,673
Re: 180 f/2.8 returns to my bag.

Thanks to all for your responses. It looks like we all agree that even though we may have the 80-200 or 70-200vr lenses the 180 f/2.8 is a keeper and gets used a lot. For me, I believe the Nikon 180 is one of the very best lenses Nikon ever made and certainly is the best used value of any Nikon lens with like-new copies being sold for well under the current new price. I can't believe I sold my first copy a year ago but I'm very happy to have it back.

By the way, I have heard and read that the AF on the 180 is slow. Slow? I find it to be fast enough to freeze dogs running at 20mph (in low light) while shooting with my D300 (see link below). The 180 is not a slow AF lens as far as I'm concerned. I found it fast enough to freeze action while shooting with the weaker motor of my D80 years ago (signature photo) as well.


Best wishes and happy (180) shooting to all...
Equipment: 1 camera, 1 lens, 39 years

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