I have the Nikon D5500 and the Nikon D610 here right now for review. I was curious to compare the differences in image quality, bokeh, and over-all look between the two using the Nikon 50mm f1.8G on the D5500 and the Nikon 85mm f1.8 G on the Nikon D610.
These combinations give a fairly similar FOV (field of view) as the 50mm f1.8G has a FOV of 75mm on a Nikon DX body like the D5500 with an APS-C sensor, and the lenses themselves are of equal quality by most people’s standards.
Ella was water painting at the dining room table, and she’s always happy to smile for the camera, so my first photo subject was easy to find.
Image quality is excellent from both lenses and both cameras. No complaints there.
Similarly, bokeh is very nice on both, but you can definitely see the shallower depth of field from the larger full frame FX sensor in the Nikon D610 compared to the Nikon D5500 and it’s DX APS-C sensor. Still, the Nikon 50mm f1.8G does a very nice job on the Nikon D5500.
The question that now pops to mind, is how the Nikon 50mm f1.4G on the D5500 would compare to the 85mm f1.8G on the D610? I suspect the extra stop would even up the depth of field between the two.
Stay tuned as I have the Nikon 50mm f1.4G on it’s way, so I’m going to find out. 🙂
P.S. I just bought an older Nikkor S.C. Auto 50mm f1.4 on eBay which is on it’s too, and I’m interested to play with it on both the D5500 and the D610 (and the Nikon D810 which just arrived!!!)
Photography Gear Used & Discussed in this Article: