Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fuji X-E2 with Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8 vs Nikon D750 with Nikon 28-300mm

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/14, 1/160–Three Alienbees with one on 30" x 40" Softbox
Today I was shooting food. Here is one of the shots of some cookies. With the Nikon D750 I shot this with large overhead 30" x 40" softbox and two other flashes just filling in a little. Shooting with the studio strobes I was not able to really shoot super shallow depth-of-field.

Fujifilm X-E2, Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8G, Nikon AI Mount Lens to Fujifilm FX Mount Camera Adapter, ISO 3200, ƒ/1.8, 1/500
To shoot shallow depth-of-field I shot the Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8 on the Fujifilm X-E2 using the Nikon AI Mount Lens to Fujifilm FX Mount Camera Adapter. Since the Fuji is a smaller chip I was shooting more like a 127.5mm ƒ/1.8 lens.

To keep the color as accurate as possible in both photos I custom white balanced using the ExpoDisc. With the Nikon D750 I used strobes and the Fujifilm I use available light of the modeling lights of the strobes.

I like the shallow depth-of-field shot with the Fujifilm better.

The lesson is simple shoot a variety using all your gear when you need to get images to impress your client.

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