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

Image of a robbery dramatized with Legos

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

Photo of the Nikon 50mm f 1.8 G Lens

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.


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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