Prime Lenses

I personally own a Prime Lens, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G, but I have borrowed & rented a wide range of them over the years and they are simply the best.

Here are a few samples.

Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 (FX Format)
State Capital

Nikkor 35mm f/2 (FX Format)

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D (FX Format)
Front Door

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G (FX Format)
Fellow Photographers

Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D (DX Format)

Nikkor 105mm f/1.4 (FX Format)

– manzoor



Over time I have taken reflection images or have photographed “reflection”. Here are a few in chronological order.

Reflection – March 2017
X1D & D700

Rubber Ducky – July 2010
Rubber Ducky
D300 24-70mm f/2.8

Brownie & Latte – October 2008
Brownie & Latte
D50 18-200mm

Sunset – July 2008
D300 70-200mm f/2.8

Swan Couple – October 2007
Swan Couple
D50 28-70mm f/2.8

Sunrise at Town Lake – January 2007
Sunrise at Town Lake
Nikon D50 17-35mm f/2.8

Swan in Lake – January 2007
Swan in Lake
Nikon D50 17-35mm f/2.8

Rainbow Bridge – November 2006
Nikon D50

Backroad – November 2007
Taken with a Nikon D50

Sunset at Lake Travis – July 2006
Sunset at Lake Travis
Taken with a Nikon D50 with the Kit Lens

Compare: D700 w/Nifty Fifty and D80 w/85mm

The pix were taken more than 6 years apart (very different light condition).

Experimenting with a Nikon D700 w/Nifty-Fifty Experimenting with a Nikon D80 w/85mm

– manzoor


Nifty Fifty

  • Nikkor f/1.2
  • Nikkor f/1.4
  • Nikkor f/1.8

Counter Seats Front Door Fellow Photographers Sunset in my Neighbourhood Experimenting with a Nikon D700 w/Nifty-Fifty Frozen in Time WHAT WOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO DO IF YOU KNEW YOU COULD NOT FAIL? Untitled Sunset and Traffic Behind .

– manzoor


Compare: D80 w/18-200mm vs D300 w/24-85mm vs D700 w/50mm

  • Aperture – f/8.0
  • Focal – 50mm
  • Shutter – 1/250s
  • ISO – 200
  • White Balance – Cloudy

Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR

Nikon D300 with Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 D

Nikon D700 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G

– manzoor


Comparing Lenses

Nikon D50 Nikon D300
35mm f/2.0 link link
50mm f/1.4 link link
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR link link
24-70mm f/2.8 G link link
70-200mm f/2.8 G VR link link