Nikon's 70-180mm Micro Nikkor is quite possibly the best dedicated macro lens ever made, and is the only macro zoom lens Nikon has ever produced. By allowing its designers the latitude to ignore some of the traditional constraints upon which macro lenses have typically been designed, Nikon was able to focus efforts on the primary goals of absolute image quality and real-world usability. This has resulted in a lens that is reasonably compact and lightweight, exceedingly sharp, and that radically improves on the versatility of the traditional macro lens through the addition of zoom capability.The main technical difficulties encountered in macro photography are those of accurate framing, and of lighting. The ability to zoom adds a critical additional dimension by which the desired framing can be achieved quickly and accurately, reducing both the time involved and the likelihood of disturbing one's subject. The lens' 180mm maximum reach has additional benefits in terms of working distance and allows for flexibility in lighting; the combination resulting in capture capabilities that, realistically, far exceed those of typical fixed-focal-length macro lenses. This particular example has clearly been exceptionally well cared for and remains in most respects indistinguishable from new in appearance, with absolutely flawless glass and clean, clear optics throughout. Manual focus action is smooth and consistent throughout its very impressive travel. The lens' M--A focus selector ring is in perfect condition, rotates easily between the two settings and locks securely in place in either; its Full/Limit focus selector switch operates crisply and easily; and its tripod collar rotates smoothly and locks securely in place with a quarter-turn of its locking knob. AF is smooth and quiet and proved consistently accurate in my testing. Most important the lens is exceedingly sharp, producing absolutely crisp, contrasty images at all focal lengths even when tested on modern, high-resolution camera bodies. This is an exceptionally nice example of a rare and hard-to-find lens. You will not be disappointed. Included in this listing is the lens with integral tripod collar and Nikon front and rear caps as shown. Please note that this is a screw-drive lens and does need to be used with a camera body that has an internal focus motor in order to retain AF function. Buyers - interested in other Nikon equipment? Anybody interested can browse my listings through the following links. Pro and consumer Nikon DSLR camera bodies and lenses. Third-party lenses - Accessories - Pro and consumer Nikon DSLR camera bodies and lenses.
The item "BEAUTIFUL Nikon 70-180mm AF-D ED Micro-Nikkor Macro Lens for FX-Format Cameras" is in sale since Monday, August 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "twinsdad789" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia.