Monday, January 12, 2015

Same Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8G Lens on Nikon D750 and Fuji X-E2 Test

The other day I posted a comparison of the Fujifilm X-E2 with the FUJINON XF 18-55mm lens shooting the same test chart as compared to the Nikon D750 with the Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8G.

Some thought that this wasn't such a good test. So, based on the recommendation of the same lens on both cameras I am doing that here with a converter on the Fuji to hold the Nikkor lens.

The second complaint was I shot at too high of aperture introducing diffraction.  So this is shot at ƒ/5.6 rather than ƒ/16.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750, Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8, ISO 200, ƒ/5.6, 1/200 under studio strobes.

1:1 of the above photo
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2, Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8, ISO 200, ƒ/5.6, 1/180 under studio strobes.

1:1 of the above photo

IMHO the antialiasing filter on the sensor of the Nikon D750 affects the performance and the Fujifilm X-E2 is sharper.  By the way the difference in the crops is due to the sensor size difference.

I do think the extra megapixels of the 24 MP Nikon when running the images full-frame may give it a hair advantage.

I predict there is a good chance in the future with the higher MP chips that the need of the antialiasing filter is not as needed for my work most of the time. I think more people will want their chips without that filter.

Just for fun this last photo
This is the Fuji cropped greater than 1:1 but gives you the same part of the chart that the D750 was at 1:1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this interesting comparison! It was a very good thing to try.

I think the two cameras are almost indistinguishable but would give the tiniest edge to the D750. I do notice that the Fuji has applied a bit more sharpening than the Nikon based on the white fringing around the black lined.