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    FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    I have a Nikon Telephoto Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D AF ED-IF Autofocus Lens for sale. I purchased the lens new from B&H 6 weeks ago. I have used the lens a total of three times but decided I am going to upgrade to the 200VR. The lens is perfect, so here is a way for you to save a few dollars on a "new" lens.

    PRICE: $600 and I'll cover Paypal and shipping.

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    I just knew you would do this. LOL

    I have the same lens and it works a charm. Terry may want this
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Just in case you are wondering if it works good
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    It's a great lens ... and, quite a compact, low-cost bargain when compared to the 200VR. I've again fallen prey to the seduction of a faster lens ...

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Yes you have. LOL
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post

    I have the same lens and it works a charm. Terry may want this
    That's my "Guy" always thinking of me

    I have to run out for a bit but we can discuss this later!

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    I think this maybe will be better for you . It's not that big
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Just in case you are wondering if it works good
    Hey Guy

    Maybe it is just me but these head shots don't have the usual Mancuso look that I have seen with your M8 and DMR files. Was it the lighting or is there an inherent difference with the Nikon files? Just doesn't seem to have the pop that I associate with your work. Just curious

    Woody

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Well there shot in open shade , so there is no directional light so they will be flatter looking
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    The red on the mike cover looks a bit flat too. Admit it, the Nikon D300 isn't a DMR

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    You want hear me arguing that point. LOL
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Guy,
    The first and third shots look like these guys are answering the question: How big is your longest lens

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    LOL that is it to be honest after 180 i really don't need anything. I am going for a longer lens on the ZD though maybe a 300. Still building that kit . I have 35,55,80,150 but looking at 200 , 210 and 300 apo
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Sold ... to a DPI forum member and fellow Wisconsinite.

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    LOL that is it to be honest after 180 i really don't need anything. I am going for a longer lens on the ZD though maybe a 300. Still building that kit . I have 35,55,80,150 but looking at 200 , 210 and 300 apo
    Buy my AF210 APO Guy. I't like new and shoots real good ... : -)

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Hey Guy

    Maybe it is just me but these head shots don't have the usual Mancuso look that I have seen with your M8 and DMR files. Was it the lighting or is there an inherent difference with the Nikon files? Just doesn't seem to have the pop that I associate with your work. Just curious

    Woody
    now that's sold I have to admit I agree with Woody and Robert
    the shots are pretty good,....... for a Nikon!

    So, woody, why again are you selling all that sterling R gear?

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Buy my AF210 APO Guy. I't like new and shoots real good ... : -)
    Trying to find money is the hard part.
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    now that's sold I have to admit I agree with Woody and Robert
    the shots are pretty good,....... for a Nikon!

    So, woody, why again are you selling all that sterling R gear?
    For a cheap Nikon Victor real cheap in price. There not bad at all.
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    You bet; Nikon isnt trying to be Leica, it is trying to beat Canon. Somehow, even 40 years ago I saw more in Nikkors than Canon glass (Nikon was my first SLR)

    and, from what I see these D300 and D3's are doing it and the VR lenses get some shoits we would likely NOT EVEN GET with the Leica's.

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    I am glad this lens sold...I didn't want to be tempted. Guy, since you have this, and I know you used to have the 180/2 APO from Leica, and I am wondering how they compare. I have the 180/2.8 APO and I gather that both the Leicas are similar. I don't expect the inexpensive non-APO Nikon to be able to best the Leica, but I am curious as to how much difference there is.

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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    On a scale from 1-10 on the difference i would say 3. It's good but Leica will be much better in color, saturation and tone. really hard to beat leica's 2 180's they really are the best i have seen . I have yet to try the 200 f2 VR Nikon though and it is said to be really good. Stuart you are a lot like me and like that Leica look. Hard to beat to be honest and took us several years to really figure it out.

    I look at my Nikon system to get jobs done. i look at my M8 to give me what i want. i look at the Zd to just kick butt when I need the extra mpx. 3 systems and they all have there place.
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    Re: FS: LNIB Nikon 180/2.8

    Thanks Guy, I think that really makes sense. I will miss the Leica R stuff when I sell it, but like you, there is the M8 to get the Leica look and medium format for the real quality pictures. The Nikon stuff is just so much better at "getting the shot" for me than Leica R. ISO 6400 on the D3 looks like ISO 400 on the DMR, combine that with full frame and AF, and it is hard to argue in favor of the DMR for the way I use it. I just wish I could use the R lenses on the D3!

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