To document places and stuff I record with the Zoom H5 and various microphones or even to just enjoy the practice of Photography, I bought myself a second hand entry level DSLR from Nikon, the D 3100 model that I got for a very cheap price along a polyvalent lens.

I was lucky enough to find three old school lenses for cheap as well. These older lenses are not compatible with many automatic options of the D 3100 and that’s why I find them really interesting to play with.

I’m not a fan of automatic options, I really like to know what I’m doing even if it’s through errors and missed pictures.

I thought the blog would be the perfect place to show to my audience the differences between the three lenses.

So, I took the tripod and placed the Nikon D 3100 straight in front of my working area to shoot the same thing with the three different lenses. Simply!

The first lens I used is the AF NIKKOR 24mm 1:2.8, it’s the smallest in size and it is a wide angle lens without a zoom or autofocus but still… Usable with the Nikon D 3100.

I manually focused before shooting, my reference point was the Faderfox DJ3 controller.

The second lens I used is the AF NIKKOR 28-80mm 1:3.5.6 G, it’s slightly bigger in size than the first lens but still light and small enough. It allows zooming of course but still… No autofocus on the Nikon D 3100.

It’s a very polyvalent lens and I like a lot the pictures taken with this lens.

The third lens I used is the AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR, it’s bigger in size and way more modern allowing all kind of automatic settings when used with the Nikon D 3100.

I got this lens with the Nikon D 3100, I like it a lot and it never leaves my bag!

I also bought a fourth lens but it was not possible to use it in this test since the area of test was way too close. I’ll do a specific post with this fourth lens soon.

The lens I’m talking about is the AF NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G

I strongly believe that limits enhance creativity and I slowly learn the many aspects of each lenses. I’m limited in terms of automatic options but I have enough to cover a wide range of subjects waiting to be captured!

I advise you to take a look and eventually subscribe to my Instagram feed where I’ll post more and more works.

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