Compare Nikon D700 vs Nikon Df

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G
Nikon D700 w/50mm f/1.4 GNikon Df w/50mm f/1.4 G
Aperture – 5.6, Shutter Speed – 1/60s, ISO – 200

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G VRNikon Df with Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G VR
Aperture f/4, Shutter 1/60s, ISO 6400

– manzoor


Nikon D300 w/35mm f/1.8 G vs Nikon D700 w/50mm f/1.4 G

Nikon D300 with Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 GNikon D700 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G

  • Aperture – f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed – 1/250s
  • ISO – 100

Nikon D300 with Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 GNikon D700 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G

  • Aperture – f/8.0
  • Shutter Speed – 1/250s
  • ISO – 200

– manzoor

Comparing 35mm vs 50mm

I am primarily trying to compare the 35mm / 50mm focal length. Not so much my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G vs Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G. Though I would at some point want to compare my Nikon D300 w/35mm vs my Nikon D700 w/50mm, but that’s for another day ;~)

This first comparison is at a Cafe. Indoor and the subject in relative close proximity. the pix on the left column are 35mm and the right 50mm. The viewing area really doesn’t seem to be significantly different.
Nikon D80 w/24-85mm f/2.8-4 DNikon D80 w/24-85mm f/2.8-4 D

Nikon D300 w/35mm f/1.8 GNikon D700 w/50mm f/1.4 G

– manzoor

Comparing Gears

I have rented / borrowed enough equipment over the years that I have come up with a template for comparing the borrowed / rented gear to something I already own. Even if the gear happens to be NOT in the same league as what I already have got.

Usually it is a new lens or camera that I am trying to “compare”, so I pick a similar lens or camera that I already have as the base.

I had rented the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4┬árecently and though I didn’t exactly take the time to take some comparative shots, if I had the time here is what I probably would have done (or tried to do).

  1. use my 70-200mm f/2.8 as the base, since 105mm is a setting that I can put my lens at
  2. use my D700 as the Camera (since my goal is to compare the “lens”)
  3. find some lowlight scenes to take the comparative shots

– manzoor