iPhone 6 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8

iPhone 6iPhone 7iPhone 8

– manzoor

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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 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).

  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

Reflection

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

Reflection – March 2017
ReflectionReflection
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
Sunset
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
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Nikon D50

Backroad – November 2007
Creek
Taken with a Nikon D50

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

X1D w/90mm vs D700 w/50mm

I really should have gone for X1D with the 90mm vs D300 with the 85mm but this is what I had so this is what I got to try wtih.

Aperture: f/16.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/8.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/4.0, Shutter: 1/30s, ISO: 800 / 1600 – completely forgot to set them both to ISO 800 😦
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Aperture: f/13.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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– manzoor

Compare:Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D vs 24-85mm f/2.8-4D

I finally made a little time to do the compare test. But I was a bit rushed and was not really able to swap the 2 lenses to the 2 Camera Bodies. Instead I only had the 85mm f/1.8D Prime on the Nikon D80 and the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D Macro on the D300 body.

All 4 pair of the shots were taken at the Mozart’s Coffee Roasters on Christmas Day. I was really hoping / expecting the place to be way less crowded 😦

Lake
Lake Lake
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 200, Shutter 1/100s

Sunset
Sunset Sunset
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 200, Shutter 1/100s

Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights Holiday Lights
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 400, Shutter 1/100s

Holiday Light Gate
Holiday Light Gate Holiday Light Gate
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 400, Shutter 1/100s

Dec 28th – Not sure I can call it a session, but I did take a few more pix this morning in front of the Apple Store at the Domain. My subject was the “trash can”. This time I did switch the 2 lenses onto the 2 cameras. The pix in the first / left col are taken with the 85mm and the ones in the second / right column are taken with the 24-85mm. The first row is the D80 and the second are the D300.

D80 85mm D80 24-85mm

D300 85mm D300 24-85mm

Aperture f/4 , ISO 200, Shutter 1/200s

D80 85mm Trash Can

D300 85mm D300 24-85mm

Aperture f/5.6 , ISO 200, Shutter 1/100s

On Top of the Trash Can

On Top of the Trash CanOn Top of the Trash Can
On Top of the Trash CanOn Top of the Trash Can
Aperture f/4 , ISO 200, Shutter 1/200s

– manzoor