Review (+ video review) Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV

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Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV review

Review of Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV (Serial Number US 603630)

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor (aka MKIV version) - an updated model of an older lens Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor (MKIII).

The differences between the MKIII and MKIV cat cried:

  1. MKIII was produced from 1987 to 1995, and MKIV is produced from 1994 to this day.
  2. The MKIII version does not know how to transfer the focusing distance to the camera and is'Non-d'lens (this is the main difference in lenses). This property is important for accurate exposure when shooting with modern flash units operating in TTL auto modes. MKIV gained the ability to transmit distance and became a lens'D type'.
  3. MKIV updated optics enlightenment. The MKIV front lens tinted green more and the MKIII more purple. By the way, I met versions of MKIV, which have the same enlightenment as the MKIII, most likely only the latest copies have a new enlightenment.
  4. The design of the case has slightly changed, so, in the new version, the diaphragm ring has 3 rows of ribbed surface, while the MKIII has only two. Also, the MKIV comes with a modern-style lid, while the MKIII uses Nikon's old 'classic' lid with side buttons. Without a very careful examination, you won't notice the difference between the lenses.

Here link to the archive with the originals - 541 MB, 41 photos in .NEF format (RAW) from the camera  D700 (FX).

It is a pity that MKIV did not finalize the shortcomings of the previous version: they practically did not improve the focusing speed, did not make an 'adequate' focus mode switch and did not complete many other trifles. I suppose that no one will wait for good modern fixes with similar characteristics from Nikon :(. Still, as for the Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV, you can fall in love from the first frames :).

Video review can be viewed at my youtube channel:

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Comments: 67, on the topic: Overview (+ video review) Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV

  • Nik

    What do you think is better for a full frame this 180 2.8 even if IV or Sigma 85 1.4?

    • Ivan

      You are comparing completely different lenses, with different characteristics, for different tasks and different manufacturers.

      • Nik

        Sorry. I ask Arkady, not you.

        • B. R. P.

          If Arkady wants to answer you, then most likely the question is - what is the lens for shooting?

        • Denis

          If you are interested in Arkady, why don't you address him by name? That's why another reader answered you.

    • Victor

      It's like asking "which is better for a novice carpenter - a jigsaw or a chisel?" :-)

      • Specialist

        Nik, choose a chisel.

  • Nik

    Trying on. Yes. Sigma 85 1.4 - you won't have to run far).
    And the average 180 is better than the average 80-200 ...
    Well, thanks for the lack of an answer.

    • Rodion

      Some questions can only be answered by yourself :)

    • Anton

      What is the question, such are the answers

  • Andy

    Test photo with 180mm 2.8D.

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