Lens for night city comparison: AF-S 85/1.8 vs AF-S 24-70/2.8 vs AF-P 70-300

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ograyfoto New Member • Posts: 1
Lens for night city comparison: AF-S 85/1.8 vs AF-S 24-70/2.8 vs AF-P 70-300

Took Nikon D610 and three lenses for night city shots:

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8

Nikon AF-S 24-70 f/2.8

Nikon AF-P 30-700 f/4.5-5.6

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9195553415/albums/night-city

Which one is best?

 ograyfoto's gear list:ograyfoto's gear list
Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon 85mm F1.8G Nikon AP-F 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E
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Tord S Eriksson
Tord S Eriksson Forum Pro • Posts: 15,355
Re: Lens for night city comparison: AF-S 85/1.8 vs AF-S 24-70/2.8 vs AF-P 70-300

ograyfoto wrote:

Took Nikon D610 and three lenses for night city shots:

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8

Nikon AF-S 24-70 f/2.8

Nikon AF-P 30-700 f/4.5-5.6

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9195553415/albums/night-city

Which one is best?

The D610 is outstanding at low ISO, and that means long exposures and/or fast lenses, thus I'd say use a tripod, and keep ISO under 800, and open the RAWs in DxO PhotoLab 4!
Noise is what kills your images, as there is nothing bad with the composition!
I do have a preference for the 70-300 around 135mm, but that 85 is a delight!

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airtonps
airtonps Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Lens for night city comparison: AF-S 85/1.8 vs AF-S 24-70/2.8 vs AF-P 70-300

ograyfoto wrote:

Took Nikon D610 and three lenses for night city shots:

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8

Nikon AF-S 24-70 f/2.8

Nikon AF-P 30-700 f/4.5-5.6

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9195553415/albums/night-city

Which one is best?

For me it's the AF-S 85mm F/1.8. I would suggest lower ISOs and slower shutter speeds, but you would need a tripod or at least a monopod

 airtonps's gear list:airtonps's gear list
Nikon D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G +2 more
dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,622
Re: Lens for night city comparison: AF-S 85/1.8 vs AF-S 24-70/2.8 vs AF-P 70-300

ograyfoto wrote:

Took Nikon D610 and three lenses for night city shots:

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8

Nikon AF-S 24-70 f/2.8

Nikon AF-P 30-700 f/4.5-5.6

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9195553415/albums/night-city

Which one is best?

I agree with the previous comments. The 85 mm f/1.8 got the best results. The 24-70 f/2.8 did well too.

Yes, I also prefer to shoot lower ISO and longer shutter speeds on a tripod at night. Turn on Noise Reduction, with the camera taking a second blank image, if necessary.

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 dave gaines's gear list:dave gaines's gear list
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