I've heard a lot of good passing comments in various threads about the Nikon 180mm/2.8 prime. I want to make it the subject of this thread as I am seriously considering it as my next lens purchase. My rationale is that: 1. I am prepping for FX with a potential D700 purchase in 2009 2. Especially for it's listed price of just under $700, it seems to attract very good opinions 3. I prefer it's size and weight compared to the zoom options in this range (I had the 80-200 and liked its images but didn't use often due to size and weight, so just this weekend I sold it to a friend who adores it) Should I proceed it would complement the 35, 50 and 85 primes as my 'starting' FX lineup. So anyway, would be eager to hear views on this lens especially from those who have used it extensively. Many thanks.