differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Better wide angle 80 mm vs 180 mm
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2.2x better wide angle
More zoom 2.5x vs 1x
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2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 200 mm vs 180 mm
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More than 10% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more magnification 1:4.2 (0.2) vs 1:6.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 60% larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Reasons to consider the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Shorter 145 mm vs 188 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.3 kg
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More than 40% lighter
Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Learn more about
the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Diameter Small diameters Help
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED86 mm
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF79 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Competitors

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Sports lens

$960 - $1,299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly heavier
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Sports lens

$574 - $769

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Competitors

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Sports lens

$449 - $499

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$437 - $477

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Wider aperture
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Significantly worse wide angle

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