20-180mm f/2.8 Nikkor Zoom

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, May 10, 2007.

  1. No, it's not a new lens. It's actually two old lenses, and a pair of old feet to zoom with.

    Nancy and I spent yesterday afternoon in Santa Cruz, and I just brought those 2 old prime lenses.

    It was a beautious day, and the 20mm was perfect for an environmental portrait and a scape.


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    But the 180mm can take scapes, too.

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    ... and it's better for shooting surfboarders without getting wet.

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    Pretty good for pelicans and piers, too.

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    Here's a better shot of that fuzzy gull.

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    I bought them both of these lenses used, and my 20/2.8 + 180/2.8 combo cost me considerably less than folks are paying for a slow 18-200VR. They don't weigh much more than the superzoom, either and I get some exercise foot-zooming them ;-).

    It was a nice day at the beach.

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  2. exposinglife


    Apr 12, 2007
    Darnit Frank, you got me all hot and bothered for a minute there. Don't do that...especially when some are expecting the next round of lens announcements from Nikon! :smile:
  3. Sorry, Dave, but you can get an EX rated 20-180/2.8 from KEH right now for $774, and it only weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces :wink:.
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Shouldn't be but a few more hours...and we'll know if we've been duped again by the rumor mill. Surely Thom Hogan won't be wrong....
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  5. Nice stuff. I have the 20 and 180. I like the 180mm at the beach with the 35-105 zoom for the volleyball.
  6. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Hey Frank,

    I just used a simlar zoom for some concerts this week, a 50 1.4 to 180 2.8 zoom, very similar to your zoom but designed for indoor low light work and portraits too.

    sometimes primes are just so much fun and light and easy to carry.

  7. Dayo


    May 1, 2006
    Hi Frank.

    What do you think of the 20? Reviews tend to knock it but I am always tempted by 62mm lens.
  8. It's a good fit in my kit, Dayo, but I'm not a landscaper, so my use pattern isn't the norm.