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


Blue Sky

What is really funny about these shots is that I was sure I had taken them with my new toy the 35mm f/1.8 G. It turns out I had my FX 50mm f/1.4 G on my Nikon D80. Completely unintentionally.

Thin Clouds

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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


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


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