Nikon 35mm f2D Review: Most Underrated Nikon?

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The Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Lens is a lens that I hold near and dear to my heart because of how it was there for me during the beginning of my wedding photography career when I needed a wide angle lens at a reasonable price.

Providing optics more than usable at a professional level but at a very affordable price point, the Nikon 35mm f2 packs the most value for price of any Nikon lens that I know of. I still use this lens to this day for professional wedding photography and I would not hesitate to recommend it to other professionals.

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Nikon 60mm Macro 2.8 G Review

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The Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is a short telephoto Nikon macro lens with a 1:1 focusing ability.

The lens was released in March of 2008. I was surprised to learn this, as 8 years have gone by and there’s still not a lot of reviews of this Nikon macro lens, at least not compared to other lenses out there.

The Nikon 60mm macro is sharp and provides a really nice working distance for the type of macro work I do, as its close focusing distance is 8 inches. Overall the Nikon 60mm f2 8 is a very solid performer for a lens of this type, so if you’re looking for a macro lens for Nikon cameras, you really can’t go wrong with this choice.

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Photographer Robbed of $40,000 Worth of Gear at Rio 2016 Olympics

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Back when discussions were going on about where will the 2016 Olympics be held, Brazil was a rising power in the world – everything was going well for Brazil. No one saw the political turmoil that would be happening during the Rio 2016 Olympics. There’s the fall of worldwide oil prices, a huge corruption scandal and very questionable impeachment proceedings of the country’s president. What that all leads to is a perfect storm of bad economic conditions for the average Brazilian – leading to occurrences like what was seen earlier in the week of the Rio Olympics, when News Corp photographer Brett Costello was robbed of $40,000 worth of photography equipment.

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Nikon 50mm 1.8G Lens Review

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The Nikon 50mm 1.8 G is Nikon’s 50mm option within their growing lineup of budget-friendly/lightweight 1.8G lenses.

The G series fills a gap between the very expensive professional 1.4 lenses and Nikon’s aging D series lenses. The f/1.8 G series lenses offer professional grade image quality at an affordable price.

But:

Make no mistake about these lenses – they’re worthy of professional work if you’re on a budget, and particularly with this lens. The half stop difference means they can’t take in as much light as the 1.4 lenses – which can come in handy in low light situations – and they have more limited shallow depth of field capabilities.

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