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

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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

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

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

Nikkor f/1.8D 85mm

I have borrowed my friends 85mm f/1.8D a few times but have never really played with it enough. I have used it on both my D300 and my D80 and while I am sure the D300 images are better, I have not really tried an apples-to-apples comparison.

Since I have been using my Nifty Fifty on my D700 quite heavily, the one thing I have noticed with the 85mm is that I have to stand quite far to get a decent composition. Which is really interesting because when I first started using the 50mm I was having to move closer ;~) Of course that was because before the 50mm I was mostly using the 18-200mm or the 24-85mm or the 24-70mm (much less than the first 2). When ever I use a zoom lens, I always tend to zoom in to get a really tight composition. Using the 50mm and the 35mm forced me to make my composition more wide.
Winter Tree
Nikon D80, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 200
Holiday Lights
Nikon D300, f/4.0, 1/80s, ISO 800
Holiday Lights
Nikon D300, f/8.0, 1/80s, ISO 800
Day of the Dead Skull
Nikon D300, f/4.0, 1/80s, ISO 800
Austin Coffee Mugs
Nikon D300, f/4.0, 1/80s, ISO 800
Portable Turntable??
Nikon D300, f/4.0, 1/60s, ISO 400
Bokeh
Nikon D300, f/4.0, 1/125s, ISO 800
Bookshelf
Nikon D80, f/1.8, 1/8s, ISO 800
Table for 1
Nikon D80, f/2.8, 1/60s, ISO 800

– manzoor