Old Tools with New Results

08 Aug 2013

Posted by admin

Lately I have been playing around with my old Nikon D70 with it's "nifty 50" 50mm f1.8 lens. It's been refreshing to see that this old camera that I thought was just not good enough, can produce better results than I had ever gotten it to produce in the past.  It compares against my new Olympus OM-D E-M5 pretty well! For example the following image was taken just the other day with the D70:

 

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And this is one take a short while ago with the Olympus:

Z in the light.

 

Obviously the color rendition is different and the detail is somewhat higher (16 megapixel vs 6.1 megapixel) but you can't deny the old Nikon can pull off a good shot under good conditions. 

Now, if there were only an APS-C Nikon with a "nifty 50" that had the 5 axis stabilization of the Oly, and was the same nice small size and weight, well, I would have another new camera :)

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