Nikon Zseries

Finally it’s official – Nikon is joining the ever growing Full Frame Mirrorless world. Introducing the Zseries.

First off – the bad news. The Zseries will use a new Z mount lens. Of course there is a mount adapter that can be used to continue to use the older F Mount lenses.

– manzoor

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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 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