Nikon 35mm 1.4
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senna4ever
Registered: Oct 23, 2005
Total Posts: 1340
Country: Canada

Just some sample shots with a Canon 5DmkII + 35mm f1.4L and a Nikon D3x + 35mm f1.4G:

Canon 5DmkII: 1/200sec, f1.4, 200 ISO


Nikon D3x: 1/100sec, f1.4, 100 ISO



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Quite similar rendering. I slightly prefer the Nikkor. This isn't a real test though, so get cracking!



Shaun Nyc
Registered: Aug 21, 2007
Total Posts: 401
Country: United States

yes, enough of 35L jabber, the myth has been busted



senna4ever
Registered: Oct 23, 2005
Total Posts: 1340
Country: Canada

I much prefer the Nikon's smoother bokeh too. Sharpness at 100% is about the same for both lenses, unlike the differences between the 85L and new Nikon 85mm F1.4G.



brett maxwell
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 1872
Country: N/A

Interesting. The Nikon exposure if brighter, I wonder if that's the camera, the lens, or changing cloud cover?



senna4ever
Registered: Oct 23, 2005
Total Posts: 1340
Country: Canada

brett maxwell wrote:
Interesting. The Nikon exposure if brighter, I wonder if that's the camera, the lens, or changing cloud cover?

I'm not sure... The shots were taken within 2 minutes of each other, and as far as I can recall, the lighting didn't change.



mshi
Registered: Dec 13, 2010
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Country: United States

Perhaps some EV bias setting was on?



Shaun Nyc
Registered: Aug 21, 2007
Total Posts: 401
Country: United States

looks like they metered differently, nikon spot/canon matrix ?



Bruce Sawle
Registered: Sep 26, 2006
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Country: United States

Shaun Nyc wrote:
looks like they metered differently, nikon spot/canon matrix ?


My experience with Canon the metering is not as good. They tend to underexpose 1/3 to 2/3 i always had to dial in a + exposure compensation to save the shadows.



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

hey guys, so i've had the 34mm f1.4 for a little while now. awesome lens, i've been shooting everything at 1.4 just because i can and i almost always get totally usable results. it's so refreshing to go back to a 1.4 wide prime if you've been use to a f/2.8 zoom. but from what my eyes can see, the lens needs some auto-focus fine tuning unfortunately i find i have to crank it all the way to +10ish. of course, this is a bit frustrating but i'm still on the honeymoon with this lens so to speak. if i did send this lens to nikon for calibration, would i need to bring my camera in as well? that's mainly what i'm trying to figure out. i'm guessing at some point i'll get the lens calibrated.



James R
Registered: Feb 25, 2006
Total Posts: 5487
Country: United States

Brody, If you love the 34 1.4, you will really love the 35 1.4

Before making micro adjustments, did you do a focus test with the camera on a tripod, using a focus target and shutter release cord or using the timer? Import to isolate the human from the process to determine if you have a focus issue. I checked my lens first thing and now my blame myself for OOF shots.

And, no you would only send Nikon the lens.



rexx714
Registered: Apr 26, 2010
Total Posts: 217
Country: United States


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