In a strange turn of events and a bit of good news, a photographer for News Corp, Brett Costello, working the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio came across the thief that had stolen his gear just a few days before, which you can read about here.
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.
Lens manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries of new technologies.
Camera and lens technology has come a long way in recent years. We have lenses with specs that photographers thought impossible just a few short years ago. Same thing goes for camera bodies.
The Nikon 85mm 1.8 G, released in January 2012, is part of Nikon’s 1.8 G series lineup of lenses.
These lenses are excellent choices for hobbyist photographers or professional photographers on a budget. I for one fall into the latter category and this lens has served me very well.
There’s even a few areas where this lens outperforms the three-times-as-expensive Nikkor 85mm f 1.4.
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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