The Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF is a relatively compact and lightweight medium telephoto lens for Nikon’s FX (full-frame) and DX (APS-C) DSLRs. Optically, the 180mm F2.8 is excellent, making it a good choice for sports arenas, concert halls, and portraiture, but being an older AF-D lens, it lacks a built-in AF motor. This means it will not focus automatically on DSLRs without its own AF motor. For users of high-end FX and DX cameras though, this lens is of excellent value as long as you can live with a minimum focus distance of 1.5m.
High-performance medium telephoto lens for action and astronomical photography ED glass elements offer high-resolution and high-contrast image even at maximum aperture