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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II vs Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8D ED-IF

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II vs Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8D ED-IFto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II Top Features

  • 200mm Focal Range
  • F2.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 2930g.
  • Diameter: 124mm
  • Length: 204mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.9m
  • Max Magnification:0.12x

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II

Nikon 180mm f2.8D ED-IF Top Features

  • 180mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 760g.
  • Diameter: 79mm
  • Length: 144mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.5m

Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8D ED-IF

Our Winner: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II over Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8D ED-IF

Focal Length – Tele 200mm vs 180mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 2 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 2 vs 2.8
Filter Thread 52mm vs 72mm
Weather Sealing Yes vs No
Max Magnification 0.12x vs x

Pros Of Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8D ED-IF over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II
Focal Length – Wide 180mm vs 200mm
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Weight 760g vs 2930g
Diameter 79mm vs 124mm
Length 144mm vs 204mm
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m vs 1.9m

Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II vs Nikon 180mm f2.8D ED-IF Specs Table

General Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II Nikon 180mm f2.8D ED-IF
Brand Nikon Nikon
Lens Type Prime Prime
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Lens Type Telephoto Prime Telephoto Prime
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX) Nikon F (FX)
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 200mm 180mm
Image Stabilization Yes No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.0 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 13 8
Optical Groups 9 6
Special Elements 3 ED glass and 1 Super ED glass elements, Nano Crystal coating 1 ED glass element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 1.9m 1.5m
Max Magnification 0.12X unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Screw drive from camera
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Unknown Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 2930g 760g
Diameter 124mm 79mm
Length 204mm 144mm
Materials Magnesium alloy body, metal munt metal mount
Weather Sealing Yes Unknown
Filter Thread 52mm 72mm
Filter Notes rear drop-in filters
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown built-in
Tripod Collar Yes Unknown
Optional Accessories
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