I recently got a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G (DX format) lens so that I can something similar to the 50mm f/1.4 G (FX Format). I have been using it both on my D80 and my D300 and am having a lot of enjoyment.
Here are a few examples.
With my D80:
With Nikon D300
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 recently 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).
- use my 70-200mm f/2.8 as the base, since 105mm is a setting that I can put my lens at
- use my D700 as the Camera (since my goal is to compare the “lens”)
- find some lowlight scenes to take the comparative shots
3 day rent starting this Friday.
Will definitely be using / trying the 105mm on my Nikon D700 and also my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G, 24-70mm and 70-200mm on the Nikon Df. Will only have these for the weekend so not a hole lotta time to use all the different combinations but will definitely try to make the most. Will see.