Nikon lens tests with the SGPro 35mm adapter and HVX200

Comparative lens testing for 35mm adapters

Bruce Allen and Matt Garrett test Nikon 35mm lenses with 35mm adapterMatt Garrett and Bruce Allen recently conducted a series of Nikon lens tests with a SGPro 35mm adapter mounted to a Panasonic HVX-200. They tested the 17-35mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2.0, 135mm f/2.0, and 180mm f/2.8 Nikon lenses. That’s quite a lineup of glass!

My first impression is that the footage is quite sharp, and exhibits a minimal amount of vignetting, both which are potential problem areas for 35mm adapter systems. We’ve arranged with Bruce and Matt to host the files here so all you video-hungry FreshDV hordes don’t drive up their bandwidth bill.

You can view the test results for yourself below, using either the 640×360 22MB small version, or the full-res 1280×720 version which weighs in at 367MB. Thanks guys, for taking the time to do the lens testing and sharing your results with the community.

Nikon Lens Tests with SG Pro and HVX200 (LARGE) [2:16m]: Download

Nikon Lens Tests with SG Pro and HVX200 (SMALL) [2:16m]: Download

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Matt Jeppsen is a DoP based in Sydney. Reel and contact info at www.mattjeppsen.com